How to Enrol
If you are interested in joining the Barrenjoey Montessori School community, the best place to start is by visiting us to observe our programs in action. Observations can be arranged by calling us on 02 9973 1422 or via our contact form.
When offering places, consideration is given to sibling priority, age, classroom balance and parent commitment. There are four terms per year and fees are paid prior to the commencement of each term. One term’s notice is required for students leaving the school.
An inspiring classroom environment and vibrant school community in a beautiful location is a compelling option for parents seeking a quality education, so we recommend ensuring your child’s name is placed on our waiting list as soon as possible by downloading and completing the appropriate application form via our Document Downloads.
Under 3s enrolment
To arrange a Nido or Parent Toddler Program visit, please complete an Under 3s Waitlist Application form and return to us. Once received, we will be in contact to schedule a half hour visit for you and your child. Following your visit, we will be in touch with an offer of place (if available) or to advise that your child has been added to the Under 3s waitlist.
NOTE: Enrolment in our Under 3s program is not a prerequisite for entry into our Cycle 1 (3–6 years) program, nor does it guarantee entry into the Cycle 1 program. If you would like your child to continue their Montessori Education at our school please refer to the enrolment details below.
Preschool enrolment – Commencing Cycle 1 (3–6 years)
Applications for enrolment to our Cycle 1 program should be made prior to your child turning 2 to optimise their opportunity of placement. Following your observation, please complete our Preschool Enrolment Application form and return to us along with the application fee.
Upon receipt of your application form, your child’s name will be added to our waitlist and we will be in contact to arrange a parent and child interview with the Principal. Offers of place are made in August for the following year and a non-refundable placement fee is payable upon acceptance.
Primary enrolment – Commencing Cycle 2 or 3 (6–12 years)
Current BMS Students
Continuing BMS students will need to complete a Primary Enrolment Application form (no application fee required). Offers of place will be made in August for the following year.
Students transferring from other Montessori schools will be considered on an individual basis in discussion with the Principal.
Students new to Montessori
Upon receipt of the Primary Application form, we will be in contact to arrange an observation and a parent/child interview with the Principal. Students transferring from non-Montessori schools will be considered on an individual basis in discussion with the Principal.