Admissions Process

GACM has a rolling admission policy, which means we accept applications for our education programs throughout the year and accept children from 3-9 years of age all year long.

Step 1: Tour Our School/Classroom

Parents are encouraged to come and see our school before submitting an application. Learn about the Montessori method, meet our staff, observe our classroom, and have any and all of your questions answered. Tours are Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 11:30am.

Step 2. Apply + Interview

Once your completed application and non-refundable fee are received, we will set up your student’s Teacher-Student Interview. Teacher-Student Interviews are 30 minutes between 3-4:30pm. During this time your student will become acquainted with their teacher and the classroom. This gives our trained staff the opportunity to observe them in the prepared environment. Observations are reviewed weekly. The Director will request further information from family if necessary.

No siblings present unless siblings are candidates.

Step 3. Enrollment Offer

We aim to enroll families who are committed to a Montessori education and who wish to be part of the community. The student’s application, classroom visit, and teacher observations help our trained staff and experienced Board accept, decline or defer admission. Enrollment contracts are offered on a rolling basis, year-round.

A signed contract and tuition deposit must be received to secure your student’s spot in the classroom. Once received, new family orientation information will be sent. 

Although enrolled, all financial and documentation requirements (including signed parent handbook, additional request for records, VDSS required forms, etc.) must be received 24 hours prior to child attending school.

Along with your enrollment contract, you will also receive an invoice for the $150 tuition deposit and $50 PTO fee (per family/paid annually).

In case of a waitlist
When a space becomes available, an applicant in the waiting pool will be considered for that opening. Applications are accepted year-round.


Glen Allen Community Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It doesn't discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.