Welcome to Gloucester Montessori School! 

GMS accepts new students anytime during the year, providing there is space in our classrooms. There are six steps in the enrollment process:

For Toddler admissions, please visit our Toddler admissions page.


  1. Parent observation in classroom

  2. Application for enrollment with $75.00 registration fee

  3. Student interview by a teacher and/or head of school

  4. Acceptance or denial of child

  5. Submission of parent contract

  6. Collection of additional information as needed (birth certificate data, current immunization record and physical, emergency contacts, transcripts from any previous school, etc.)


"It was clear we had made the right decision when our four year old came home and recited the continents of the world." 

Thanks GMS! -- B & J Nelson, Mathews, VA

Criteria for New Student Enrollment


  • Minimum 2 ½ year of age

  • Toilet training completed

  • Screening for age-appropriate readiness

  • Respect for materials, animals, and plants in the school environment

  • Willingness to listen

  • Parental awareness of the Montessori philosophy of education


Admission Priority Sequence
  • Current students to be enrolled for the next year*

  • Siblings of current students

  • Transferring Montessori students

  • All other initial entrants


*All returning students must be enrolled by May 31 to assure a place in the class for the following term.  After June 1, places not reserved by contracts and deposits may be filled by other students.


The Montessori Method of instruction is based on a three-year curriculum.  Students are grouped in levels of 2.5 to 6, 6 to 9, or 9 to 12 according to basic Montessori philosophy.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that students remain with the program for each three-year cycle.

We are always open to visitors. If you are interested in seeing how our our students love the GMS enviornment. Please let us know. You may request a tour at your convenience. We look forward to showing you how GMS will make your child love learning.

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Office

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Call (804) 699-3020

You can also request more information with this form:

Your details were sent successfully!