Download our VMS Inquiry Packet

Five Easy Steps

  1. Initial Inquiry and School visit– Give us a call at (540) 454-7514 or contact us about a tour. An Inquiry Packet will be sent to you. More detailed information will be given to you at the time of your visit.
  2. Questions – Call the Head of School at (540) 454-7514 if in need of further clarification in making a decision for the placement of your child in Village Montessori School.
  3. Admission Application – Submit the completed application form with the application fee listed on the Fee Schedule. Your application will be acknowledged and a Child Visit will be scheduled.
  4. Child Visit – We will contact you to schedule a Child Visit. The purpose is to evaluate your child’s maturity and readiness to enter preschool, and to familiarize your child with the environment without other children or a parent present. A child visit is necessary for formal enrollment in the school.
  5. Enrollment – A contract will be given to you upon completing a Child Visit. Complete the contract, make a copy for your records, and submit the original to the office with the specified deposit (10% of the Tuition fee). Contracts are usually submitted in March for new students after re-registration for current students is completed. You will receive written notification when there is a place for your child. Applications received after March 1st will be processed based on the availability of space.

Criteria for Admission

The following are criteria for admission at Village Montessori School at Bluemont. Waivers to these admission requirements may be granted at the sole discretion of the administration without incurring a liability for not waiving other admission requirements.


The child must:

  • Be 18 months of age
  • In the process of toilet training


The child must:

  • 3 years of age (readiness to be the determining factor)
  • Be toilet-trained (no pull ups)
  • If previously enrolled in school, recommendation from teacher that he/she is ready for preschool
  • Have had a child visit


The child must:

  • Be enrolled in the morning class
  • Be recommended by the teacher that he/she is ready for extended day preschool program


The child must:

  • Be enrolled in the morning class
  • Be recommended by the teacher as ready for an extended day preschool program
  • Be 3.5 years of age


The child must:

  • Be 6 years of age by September 30 of the current school year
  • Have previous Montessori primary experience or participate in an observation and interview process with the Head of School

For All Enrollment, the parent must:

  • Submit an application for admission prior to their child’s individual visit
  • Have spoken with the head of school and had a classroom tour
  • Have demonstrated serious intent to have the child attend VMS their kindergarten year
  • Provide the non-refundable application fee with the application form


No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religious belief, or national origin be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any Village Montessori Program.