• Children may be admitted to Top Hat Montessori at any time of year. The first step in the admission process is to visit the school to learn a little more about us. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday mornings and takes about 30 minutes. You can schedule your tour online by clicking the Book Now button, or by calling the office at 240-813-0713.

    If you decide that you are interested after your tour, you may complete your application form and return it to the school along with your $50 non-refundable application fee. We will then arrange a time for us to meet your child, to learn more about them.  Once we feel able to place your child in an appropriate class and to help them with their transition into the school, we can discuss possible starting dates and then complete an enrollment contract.

    Admissions Policy

    Top Hat Montessori admits students of any race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational or admissions policies.  We will admit any child with developmental delays or disabilities, if we believe the child is capable of successful participation in our program.  Because of the individualized nature of the Montessori approach, children with a wide range of abilities can be accommodated.

    While most children thrive in our program, not all children are able to succeed in a Montessori environment. Our admissions interview, trial enrollment period, and discipline policy are all designed to assess and address any such problems.

    Kindergarten Admissions

    Montessori Kindergarten students are in the Primary room with children who are 3 and 4 years of age during the morning work period. If a child is 5 years old by September 1st, they are eligible for Kindergarten instruction in the early afternoon, while the younger children are napping. They can then practice their advanced work any time during the day.

    Top Hat Montessori will admit new students to our Kindergarten program if they have at least one year previous experience in a Montessori program, and if the Primary teacher’s assessment during the child’s interview shows readiness for Kindergarten work. Our Kindergarten program meets or exceeds all of the standards for Montgomery County Public Schools and the Core Curriculum.

  • Forms for Admissions and Enrollment

    The schedule of tuition and fees is available below in PDF format.  Please be aware that there are discounts and program extensions available that are not listed.  Contact us using the contact form on the web site if you have any questions or special circumstances.

    Tuition and Fees


    If you are ready to apply, please complete the application form and return to the office by email, snail mail, or drop it off.  You will receive an email with a link to pay the fee online.  Your application is not complete until the $50 non-refundable application fee is received.

    Application for Enrollment


    The following provide information important to families who enroll their children.

    Parent’s Guide to Regulated Child Care

    Nut Free Policy


    The following forms are required to be completed prior to enrollment.

    Program Registration Form

    OCC 1215 Health Inventory

    OCC 1214 Emergency Form

    Pick Up Authorization


    If you want to apply for Financial Aid, you will need to complete this form as well.

    Meals Application for Families





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