Thacher’s admissions process is your first step in determining if we are a good match for your family. The following steps will facilitate an understanding of Thacher and its commitment to the Montessori system of education. Complete our online Inquiry Form to start your Thacher journey.
A required part of our application process is a meeting with Admissions Specialist Debra Smith, for a tour with classroom observations. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Montessori philosophy and the educational process at Thacher.
Private appointments are accepted at 9:00 or 10:00 a.m., October 15 through February 8.
Please contact our Admissions Department to schedule your tour
Applications and a $50 application fee per child are due no later than
The application will be considered complete after parents/guardians have observed in the classrooms, the student has visited, and we have received your application and fee. For children with prior school experience, we also require a completed teacher evaluation form.
If you already have a username and password (i.e., you have previously completed an online inquiry or application form, or are the parent of a current Thacher Montessori School student), please use your login credentials to begin this application process. If this is your first online experience with Thacher Montessori, please click here to establish an online account by completing an inquiry form.
After meeting with the Director of Admissions and/or Head of School and
your application is received, your child’s visit will be scheduled. The purpose of this visit is for Thacher guides (teachers) to interact with prospective students to help us determine if Thacher is the best environment for your family.
Children’s House applicants visit with guides in small groups while their parents talk with faculty. Toddler and Children’s House interview day is Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Applicants for the Elementary and Adolescent Programs spend one or two entire days in a classroom and work individually with a guide. This will give your child the opportunity to work with other students and experience a
typical day at Thacher.