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

Admission FAQs

Frequently asked questions about our admission process

What's the difference between a tour and an open house?

Family-friendly open houses are held multiple times per year and are open to the public. If you haven’t attended an open house, our Admission team will schedule a parent-only tour with you. A Montessori environment is a unique educational experience that can be best appreciated by seeing it in action.

Does MSD offer financial aid?
Yes. We strive to make MSD as accessible and affordable to as many families as possible. Families applying to Kindergarten through Middle School can apply for financial aid (see Tuition Assistance/Financial Aid here).
How is financial aid determined?

Tuition Assistance is made on the basis of demonstrated need according to the guidelines of Financial Aid for Student Tuition (FAST), by Independent School Management (ISM), and the availability of funds. See Tuition Assistance for more information, including the tuition assistance informational brochure, request form, and deadlines.

What are the birthday cutoffs?
  • Toddler applicants must be 2 years old by September 15 each year
  • Primary 1 applicants must be 3 by September 15
  • Primary 2 applicants must be 4 by September 15
  • Kindergarten students must be 5 by September 15
What are the Parent/Guardian chats for?
This is a time to connect with MSD staff 1:1! We want to learn more about you and your family and answer questions you may have.
What are the Student Visits for?
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.
I thought Montessori was just for preschool. How can I learn more?
Dr. Montessori extended her approach to children of all ages, even up to the secondary (high school) level. The benefits of Montessori—the emphasis on independent learning, the warm, supportive community—continue to be important at each stage of development as children grow into lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Check out Montessori FAQs here or reach out to learn more.

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.