For those applying for the next academic year, tours and child visits are scheduled by appointment until all spots have been filled.  Listed below is an overview of the admissions process which is designed to help familiarize you with the programs available at West End Montessori School (WEMS).


Attending a Tour

Tours are scheduled by appointment and are for adults only. On a Classroom Tour, you will spend approximately 30 minutes visiting the classrooms and watching our program in action. We speak in depth about the Montessori curriculum and answer any questions you might have.


Completing the Application

A complete admissions file for WEMS includes an enrollment application, a non-refundable $50.00 fee, attendance at one of our observation tours and a child interview or visit.  While we prefer and strongly encourage that you tour the school before sending in an application, if you are unable to do so, please download an application and send it with your fee.


Attending a Child Visit or Interview

Toddler applications do not require an interview. Early Childhood interviews and Elementary all day visits provide an opportunity for our staff to work directly with your child to evaluate language and his/her ability to follow directions. They also help our faculty understand your child's individual academic needs and assess where your child's placement would be most successful in our program.  After we have received your application, we will call to schedule your child's interview or visit day.


Completing the Enrollment Process

Once a letter of acceptance is received, please complete and return the enrollment contract non-refundable deposit to save your child's space.  Payments start in July for the following school year.  At the beginning of the school year, new parents attend a mandatory orientation meeting.  If your child has been placed on a waiting list, we will contact you to complete the enrollment process should a space become available.

For more information regarding admissions, please contact me at (804) 523-7536 or


Thanks again for your interest in West End Montessori School!





Janet Gallagher, Head of School


West End Montessori School is committed to principles of equal educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion or national origin as provided by law and in accordance with our understanding of Montessori's respect for childhood. 


We provide a nut and nut butter free environment for the safety of all of our children.