Admissions and Tuition

Important Note: Admission to Willow Oak Montessori Children’s House will NOT result in any preference to obtain a seat in the Willow Oak Montessori Public Charter school program. All applicants to the Charter school program MUST participate in the lottery if the number of applicants exceeds the available seats for a given grade.


Application for 2023-24 will open to new families on Feb. 15, 2023.

At this time, we are operating on a waiting pool for both full AND half day preschool spots for 2022-23.

Apply here to be added to the waiting pool. Please note that the waiting pool is very large for FULL DAY spots.

Tour Our School

The admissions process for Willow Oak Montessori Children's House may begin with your whole family attending one of our Open Houses to learn more about our program or by attending a School Tour. Open Houses and School Tours are designed to acquaint parents of prospective students with the mission of the school, the Montessori philosophy, and its implementation in the classroom. In addition, we also encourage parents to schedule a "parent only" classroom observation to see the classroom in action. Contact us to schedule a tour or to determine if there is an Open House scheduled.

Application and Family Consultation

Family consultations, which are scheduled upon receipt of your application for admission, are designed to allow families a chance to ask questions specific to their children. The prospective student and all their parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to attend. A Family Consultation and a completed admissions application are required for a student to be considered for admission. When you apply, we will send you the link to sign up for a family consultation.

Application and Enrollment Fees

When you have decided to join our community, you will complete the online enrollment process through the secure TADS website. You will have 14 days to secure your spot once you have received your admission confirmation.

Applicants with special needs or family members of applicants requiring any type of accommodation during the admissions process are encouraged to indicate what type of accommodation is needed.

Application and Enrollment Fees

  • $75 application fee

  • One-time joining fee $350 per student

  • 10% Security deposit - this is applied to your monthly tuition

Annual Tuition and Fees

Tuition amounts for the 2023-2024 school year:

Full-Day Preschool (8:30am - 3:00pm)

$11,024.00 per year or $1,102.40 per month (10 months)

Half-Day Preschool (8:30am - 11:45am)

$7,717.00 per year or $771.70 per month (10 months)

Tuition Payment Details

Tuition payments are due in 10 monthly installments July through May with no payment in February. We offer a break in February since that is re-enrollment time. Tuition is paid one month in advance, 1/10th of the security deposit is applied to the account each month until tuition is paid in full for the year.

Before school care and After School care options are available and billed separately. More details here.

Financial Aid

  • Financial aid scholarships available (limited, based on availability).

  • $45 TADS processing fee to apply for financial aid (applied to tuition).

  • Financial aid recommendations are made by an independent, third-party financial aid firm.

  • Regular school application must be completed first.

Click here to apply for Financial Aid

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Willow Oak Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to its students. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, family structure, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other programs administered by the School.