Admission Process


Hello! We’re happy you’re here!

And we’re looking forward to getting to know you! When you choose MSD, you choose an extraordinary experience for your children and your family.

We’re proud of our robust curriculum grounded in Montessori philosophy, and our programs include so much more – from the arts, to our urban farming program, to foreign language, to our “do-good” service program that touches all ages in meaningful ways.

We can’t wait to show you how what happens within the walls of our campus is the spark for our students that ignites an entire lifetime of reaching their full potential.

As you learn more about our school and community, we’re here to help! You can find information about our admission process, tuition and financial aid, and admission FAQs here. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions along the way. We can’t wait to meet you.

Linder Gendron & Jane Connard
The MSD Admission Team
(303) 756-9441

Jane and Linder of MSD's Admissions Team 2023 | Admissions at Montessori School of Denver

MSD’s Admission Team: Jane Connard and Linder Gendron


MSD Admission Process

We are thrilled to talk to families about Montessori School of Denver! You’ll find MSD’s Admission staff are friendly, available, and know the answer to just about any question you have about MSD! Here’s your roadmap for MSD’s admission process. Jump in and get started, and let us know if you have any questions!

1: Inquire

The first step is to send us an Inquiry so we can learn more about you and answer all of your questions. Click here to get in touch!

2: Visit our Campus

Visit us for an official tour or open house. A Montessori environment offers a unique educational experience that can only be truly appreciated by seeing it in action. Join us for an opportunity to visit the classrooms, explore outdoor learning spaces, and engage with teachers and students. We are currently hosting Virtual Information Sessions and Classroom Peeks with families by appointment only.

3: Apply Online

The application deadline for the first round of admission for the 2023-2024 school year is Friday, January 6, 2023. The application deadline for siblings of current students is Friday, November 18, 2022. We ask that all families visit our campus prior to submitting an application.

4: Submit Required Documents

Paperwork must be received by Friday, February 3, 2023. As you complete the application through the SchoolAdmin Parent Portal, you will note a checklist with additional items. Students who currently attend another educational setting are asked to provide Transcripts and a Teacher Recommendation. Electronic transcript and recommendation requests can be sent directly from the checklist to be shared with MSD. Middle School applicants are asked to complete a Supplemental Application. Your student’s application will be considered complete once materials are provided and proceeding steps are finalized.

5: Virtual Parent/Guardian Chat

Parent/Guardian Chats must be completed by Friday, February 10, 2023. When you enroll your child at MSD, your family joins an amazing community of parents committed to a successful partnership between school and home. We value that relationship and therefore recognize the importance of getting to know you, as well as your child. A parent/guardian chat is required with a member of the Administrative team to learn more about your family. During this time, we are also available to answer questions regarding our educational philosophy, program hallmarks, logistics, and any other questions you may have.

6: Student Visit

Admission visits are required for Primary through Middle School applicants and should be completed by Friday, February 17, 2023. At this time, they are not required for Toddler applicants. Our student visits allow prospective students to be able to participate in classroom activities and spend time with peers. This is a valuable time to connect with the MSD learning spaces and teachers, work with other students, and engage with Montessori materials. These visits also allow your family to gain a sense of our community.

A member of the admisison team will be in touch to schedule a student visit. Student visits vary in length according to the program to which your child is applying.

7: Notification Dates

After the first round of notifications, we will continue rolling admission until all spaces are filled. We will work with families to complete the admission process as quickly as possible.

  • Toddler notification is Tuesday, March 14, 2023.
  • Primary (Pre-K/K) through Fifth Grade notification is Friday, March 3, 2023.
  • Middle School notification is Friday, February 24, 2023.
  • Notifications will be sent after 4pm via email.

    MSD Programs

    Click on the images below to learn more about MSD’s academic programs.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Toddler | Montessori Toddlers are 2-3 years old at MSD | MSD Toddler students plant, garden, and care for their environment


    Ages 2-3


    Our toddler village early learning environment is built for exploration and practical life skills; with a playground just their size, a garden area, and dedicated outdoor workspaces for each classroom. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Kindergarten and Primary Programs | Primary Sensorial and Math in a Montessori Classroom

    Primary and Kindergarten

    Ages 3-6


    MSD Preschool and Kindergarten programs focus on helping students to make thoughtful choices, develop concentration, and engage in caring and purposeful interaction with their environment. Learn more here.

    Lower Elementary

    Ages 6-9, Grades 1-3


    The MSD Lower Elementary program offers students a rich curriculum based on individual understanding that is challenging, collaborative, and interwoven with real world application. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Lower Elementary or Grades 1-3

    Upper Elementary

    Ages 9-11, Grades 4-5


    MSD’s Upper Elementary program expands the rich curriculum to focus on confidence and achievement, reinforcing the importance of responsibility, service, ownership of knowledge, and integrity. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Upper Elementary School or Grades 4 and 5 | MSD Upper Elementary students tend to the urban farm and garden | care for environment
    Montessori School of Denver Admissions to Middle School | Montessori Middle School Science

    Middle School

    Ages 11-14, Grades 6-8


    We have designed every facet of our Middle School curriculum with smart, compassionate emphasis on social-emotional growth; strong, core academics; and a global education at the forefront. Learn more here.

    Montessori School of Denver Specials Classes include Music and Theater among others | MSD Middle School students perform Willy Wonka Jr. for the MS Play | Montessori Middle School



    MSD’s Specials program enriches the already robust Montessori curriculum and school culture, providing students a more rounded education. Specials classes are in addition to regular classroom studies and include physical education, music and theater, art, Spanish, library sciences, and handcraft. Our Urban Farm program is also part of our Specials program. Learn more here.