While Mt. Lebanon Montessori is open for students, there are no visitors allowed at this time. The admissions team is still available to accept enrollments and answer questions about MLM via email, Zoom or phone. Please contact us if you are interested by clicking here to schedule a virtual tour!
Steps to Admissions
1. Schedule a Tour
All families must attend a tour before enrollment. We are currently only offering virtual tours for families. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to meet some of our Administrative Team, learn about the values of the school, receive detailed information about the programs and ask questions. We request both parents attend the meeting.
2. Class Visit
After you have attended a tour, we ask that all students entering the Academy elementary program participate in a class visit. This gives us an opportunity to make sure the Montessori environment is a match for your child. This will be scheduled directly with a member of our Admissions Team.
Once the tour and class visit have been completed, the Admissions Team will determine if enrollment will be offered. In viewing prospective students, we always strive to ensure that the family’s and school’s core values, goals, and expectations of the child are the same. Siblings of currently enrolled students are given priority, followed by students who have previously been in a Montessori environment.
Once enrollment is offered, families will have 2 weeks to submit the application. In order to secure placement, the school must receive a completed application and a non-refundable enrollment fee.
Once the application and non-refundable enrollment fees are received at MLM you will receive a letter of acceptance confirming your placement in the program.
Mt. Lebanon Montessori will continue to accept enrollments throughout the year if spaces are available.
If there is not an immediate opening for a new student or if a young child is not quite ready to start school then his/her name is added to our wait pool. Our classrooms are balanced by gender and age. Student selections include many factors. Priority is given to siblings of children already enrolled, children of alumni, and then to transferring children with prior Montessori experience from a recognized school.
Sibling priority is given when the applying family is in good standing with Mt. Lebanon Montessori School, tuition payments are up-to-date, and spots are available. Sibling candidates are evaluated according to the same criteria as all other applicants and must follow the steps in the admissions process.
At Mt. Lebanon Montessori, we are invested in creating respectful relationships among teachers, administrative staff, parents, and children. We appreciate and celebrate diversity and recognize how we as a school benefit from the array of cultural backgrounds and traditions that families and staff members bring to our community. We work to provide an inclusive environment and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation.