We are pleased that you are considering The Gan Montessori to meet the early childhood education needs for your child. Choosing a school that supports Jewish values and teachings is one of the most significant decisions your family will ever make. We are confident that you will be pleased with the quality and dedication of our staff, the curriculum, and our outstanding facilities.
The Gan Montessori welcomes families from all walks of life to its preschool. Please read on below for more on the admissions process.
1. School Visit
All families are invited to tour the school and talk informally with the admissions staff. Our Director will give you a tour of our facility and get to know your individual interests and expectations. The first visit is for the parents only.
2. Application Forms
Parents are to complete and submit a Student Application Form for each child. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany this application.
The last phase of the application process is notification and, if the student is accepted, issuance of an Enrollment Contract. Families should submit the Enrollment Contract together with a tuition deposit of $500. The signed contract and deposit secure the applicant’s place at the Gan. The deposit is credited against the second tuition installment. Please note that no application is considered until all parts of the application are received.
If you need assistance in completing the application, or for any other information, please call the office.
It is the policy of The Gan Montessori not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, or physical or mental disabilities unrelated to the ability to work or enjoy the benefits of the school’s programs, facilities, or services. We welcome students without regard to the affiliation, background, or degree of religious practice in the home, and we are open to students, faculty, and administrative staff of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.
Admission to the school is based upon each student’s academic records, personal interviews, observations by our faculty, parent essay questions, teacher recommendations and our admissions testing. Admission to our school is open to all children of the Jewish faith, as defined by Halacha.
The Gan Montessori • 519 Lamberton Drive • Silver Spring, MD 20902-1625 • 301-593-1117