Frequently Asked Questions
About the Admissions Process

Here are a few of the questions that families frequently ask about Cobb School Montessori and the admissions process. If you don’t see your question here, please contact us.

How many students are enrolled at Cobb School Montessori?

We typically have 170 students from age 1.5 through 6th grade.

 

Is there space available?

We have the greatest number of openings in the fall for children aged 3 years old, but spaces fill up quickly!  We have a limited number of openings in our toddler and elementary programs. Please inquire for the most up to date information.

 

May I visit?

After completing our inquiry form, our Admissions Director will reach out to you to schedule a tour. Tour dates are typically Tuesday-Thursday. Due to our COVID mitigation policies, we require all visitors to wear masks and complete a health screening before entering the building.

 

Is previous Montessori experience required?

Previous Montessori experience is not necessary for admission any of our school programs. It is recommended for children who are 4 and older, but it is not always necessary. In all admission decisions we carefully consider each child’s unique background before determining admission and placement.

 

Do you offer a kindergarten program?

Not in the traditional sense. Our Primary program is for children aged 3 to 6. The final year of this three-year program serves students of the same age as a traditional kindergarten class.

 

Do you offer after school care?

Yes, we offer after school care Monday through Friday from 3:15-5:30pm. Learn more about our Aftercare/Nest.

 

Do you have a summer program?

Yes. We typically offer 6 weeks of Camp each summer for our Toddler and Primary students. Learn more about our Summer Camp.

 

Do you have a foreign language program?

Yes. Exposure to foreign languages begins in our Primary program. Cobb School Montessori offers specific Spanish instruction beginning in our Lower Elementary program and continues into Upper Elementary. In addition to studying the Spanish language, the curriculum is also supplemented with Spanish culture, history, and food.

 

How well do children transition to a traditional school after attending Cobb School Montessori?

Moving from a Montessori school to another school setting is a question often raised by parents and family members. Happily, the habits and skills a child develops at Cobb last a lifetime and students are well prepared no matter where they go. Montessori children tend to be adaptable, working well alone or in a group. They have solid decision-making skills, practical problem solving abilities, and generally manage their time well. Since children in a Montessori classroom are also encouraged to share ideas and discuss their work, fitting into new situations is made easier thanks to good communication skills.