Enrollment Guidelines

Our progam is designed to be an integrated continuum from age 2 through Elementary school.  Two-year-olds may attend a minimum of 3 half or 2 full days. Three-year-olds may attend a minimum of 3 half or full days. Four-year-old students may attend a minimum of four half or full days. We strongly encourage 5-year-olds who are enrolling for the Kindergarten year to attend 5 full days. Success in the Montessori environment and curriculum is based on consistent attendance. Children thrive on the routine of coming to school, practicing and repeating lessons for mastery, and moving through the lessons with joy and consistent opportunity. Our Elementary school is a full 5 day program filled with the core academic subjects as well as enrichment classes. Children who complete our Primary program after three years move to our Elementary or public school being confident students with a love for learning. 

When to Enroll

Toddlers: Begin Early!
When is the best time to enroll your child? Plan ahead and visit our school well in advance (at least six months, if possible) to discuss what will work best for you. If your child is between 24 and 36 months, we highly recommend that you consider beginning your child's school experience in our toddler program­, known as Pre-Primary, even if it is for a few half-days per week!  When it is time for them to enter our Primary program, they are already acclimated to the school environment, children, teachers and learning program... and their graduation is a gentle process.

Primary, Kindergarten and Elementary 

Ideally all children begin school in September when our school year officially begins. However, children may enroll during the school year if we have an opening. Please call the school office to check on space availability and to plan a special visit.
Children who do not attend Middle Creek Montessori are welcome to apply for our 10-week summer program and will be accepted based on availability. 

How to Enroll

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please:
  1. Call Nancy McNabb at 406-587-3817 to schedule a visit, ask questions, and inquire about our fees.
  2. Consider a schedule and tuition plan that meets your needs.
  3. Complete the necessary paperwork given to you when you visit.
    • registration application for elementary
    • registration application for pre-primary and primary
  4. Mail the completed application and the $50 application fee to:
Middle Creek Montessori
1572 Cobb Hill Road
Bozeman, MT 59818

After consideration of your child's application, we will notify you of acceptance and confirm his or her schedule. If we are unable to accept your child due to space availability, his or her name will be placed on a waiting list and we will notify you when an opening is available.