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Welcome to the Montessori School of Denver (MSD) Admission Office! We are so pleased you have chosen to contact us regarding your child’s education. We know you want to find the educational environment that will meet the needs of your child, stimulate their development, engage their creativity and create a life-long love of learning. At MSD, you’ll find we provide a warm and supportive learning environment that fully prepares students academically, socially, and interpersonally for life’s challenges.
When you become a part of the MSD community, you join an extended family that deeply respects our children and creates the best possible educational experiences for them. Our students learn to have an appreciation for the local community and the greater global community as well. We warmly invite you to visit our campus and see how your child will benefit from being here.
Tours of our Toddler program are on select Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 am. Primary program tours are offered on select Tuesdays from 9:15 to 10:45 am. Lower Elementary tours are set by appointment, and Upper Elementary and Middle School tours are held on select Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Reservations for tours are required. Please call Tara Gehrke, Director of Admission, to reserve a spot on an upcoming tour.
Child applicants to the Primary, Extended Primary (Kindergarten), Elementary, and Middle School programs are required to visit, along with their parents. For prospective Toddler applicants, only the parents need to visit our campus. These visits vary in length according to the program to which your child is applying.
Toddler Program Visits
Parents have the opportunity to see the classroom and meet with a member of the Admission staff. This visit lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Primary and All Day Primary (pre-kindergarten) Program Visits
Children visit a classroom with their parent(s) and meet with a member of the Admission staff. The visit lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Kindergarten Program Visits
Children visit a classroom while their parent(s) meet with a member of the Admission staff. Visits are held in the afternoon and last about one hour.
Lower Elementary (grades one through three) Program Visits
Students visit a classroom for a morning. Parent(s) meet with a member of the admission staff at the beginning or conclusion of the visit.
Upper Elementary (grades four through six) Program Visits
Students visit a classroom for a full day. Parent(s) meet with a member of the Admission staff at the beginning or conclusion of the visit.
Middle School (grades seven and eight) Program Visits
Students visit for a full day. Parent(s) meets with a member of the Admission staff, and Head of School or Assistant Head of School, at the beginning or conclusion of the visit.