Bala House Montessori accepts young children, ages 3 through 6 years old. Your child must be toilet trained prior to their entrance.
Minimum Age for Admission in September: 2 years and 9 months by September 1st and 3 years old on or before December 1st of that current school year.
Minimum Age for Rolling Admissions after December 1st: 3 years old at admission date.
Kindergarten Requirements: Kindergarten admission is based on a child having a 5th birthday by September 1st of their kindergarten year and receiving a recommendation from their teacher.
Familiarize Yourself with the Montessori Philosophy Prior to scheduling a tour, review the Montessori information found on our website.
Schedule a Tour and Request an Admissions Packet To fully understand and learn about Bala House Montessori, you should observe the school in operation before beginning the enrollment process. This will give you a first-hand understanding of how Montessori can benefit your child and determine if this is an environment you would like for them.
School tours are typically scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. and are for parents only. Call 610-664-6767 or click on the Contact Us button at the bottom of this page to schedule a tour with our Admissions Director and request an admissions packet.
Submit an Application To place your child’s name on our waiting list, submit a completed application form with a $55.00 non-refundable application fee. Completed applications can be mailed to: Bala House Montessori 27 Conshohocken State Road Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of our School Application.
Enrollment Period for New Applicants Enrollment of new applicants begins in February, following an enrollment priority period for current families. The following priorities are observed in determining admission:
New Child Visit If your child’s name is placed on our waiting list and there is a space available, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for you and your child to visit with a teacher. The teacher will observe your child working with classroom materials, and you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your child.
Invitation to Enroll Following your new child visit, the school will send a letter inviting you to enroll your child at Bala House Montessori. The letter will contain an enrollment contract describing important enrollment terms and conditions.
Submit a Contract To hold a space for your child, a contract must be completed, signed, and returned by the date specified on your enrollment letter. Also, a nonrefundable deposit of $500 must accompany the contract. This deposit will be applied to the year’s tuition.
Enrollment Confirmation A copy of your contract, payment schedule, and medical forms will be mailed to you after your contract has been signed by the Admissions Director and deposit has been processed.
Return Required Forms Before your child’s first day of school, all forms (emergency contact, emergency medical, child health report, medical dietary, tumble tots, and photo release) must be returned. On October 15th, we are legally required to exclude any child who does not have current medical forms on file.
Classroom Assignments Class placements are made by the Admissions Director, with every effort to maintain balance within the classrooms with respect to age and sex of the children. Children are assigned to a classroom in which they will work with the same teacher for their entire time at Bala House. Parents will be notified of classroom assignments in August.
Bala House is an equal opportunity care provider. The Bala House accepts children of any race, creed, sex, color, disability, ancestry, and national origin.