Clear Form

Address: 12510 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106


Application will be reviewed upon receipt of the non-refundable application fee of $50. Payable by credit card on the website.

Indicate when you would like your child to begin at Cleveland Montessori
☐ 2022-2023 School Year
☐ 2023-2024 School Year
☐ 2024-2025 School Year
☐ Primary (3-4 years old) - 8:30-11:30 am
☐ Primary (3-4 years old) - 8:30 am-3:15 pm
☐ Primary (Kindergarten) - 8:30 am-3:15 pm
☐ Elementary (1st - 5th grade) - 8:30 am-3:15 pm
☐ Adolescent (6th - 8th grade) - 8:30 am-3:15 pm
Identify if you will need an extended care program.

Child Information

Gender assigned at birth.
☐ M
☐ F
Indicate which language is spoken most often at home.
☐ English
☐ Spanish
☐ French
☐ German
☐ Chinese
☐ Japanese
☐ Russian
☐ Arabic
☐ Polish
☐ Other:
Indicate with whom your child resides full-time. Court documents will be required for split or shared custody circumstances.

Parent / Guardian #1

Parent 1 information should be for the parent with whom child resides on a full time basis, if this is a two household family.

Parent / Guardian #2

Applicants with Disabilities: The school will consider students with diagnosed or suspected disabilities if the school determines that the specific program will meet the individual child’s needs and abilities. Cleveland Montessori does not have additional support systems or resources to assist students with disabilities beyond the scope of the normal independent learning environment of the Montessori classroom.

Background information

List siblings including Name, Grade/Age, and Current School.
Is the applicant related to a present or past student at Cleveland Montessori?
Please indicate if your child is currently enrolled at another school, dates attended and reason for leaving.
Please indicate your reasons for choosing a Montessori school, and more specifically, Cleveland Montessori, for your child.


Please indicate 'yes' that you have read and acknowledge the following.

I/We recognize that the Montessori Primary Program is a THREE YEAR program wherein a child normally enters at age 3, remains through age 5 or 6 thus fulfilling the educational requirements for 'traditional kindergarten.' I/We understand and agree that if our child is accepted into Cleveland Montessori, we intend to utilize the fullness of the program by enrolling for the entire Primary cycle (3-4 years).
I/We recognize that these programs are 5-6 year and 2-3 years in duration, where a child normally enters in first grade and remains through the completion of the program. I/We understand that this full duration is necessary for the child to properly benefit from the Montessori experience.
I/We recognize that the class placement is at the sole discretion of the school based on pedagogical criterion.
I/We acknowledge that Cleveland Montessori requires parental participation. Each family is required to contribute a minimum of 20 hours of community service hours through fundraising activities, classroom volunteer tasks, chaperoning field trips, parent committees.
I/We understand that Cleveland Montessori incorporates the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a religious formation curriculum offered at all levels and that I/we can opt for our child to participate in this curriculum if desired.
I/We understand that transportation to and from school is the sole responsibility of the parents/guardian.
I/We understand that financial aid assistance may be available through state funded scholarship programs (Cleveland Scholarship, Ed Choice, Ed Choice Expansion). In order to be considered it is the responsibility of the parents to provide necessary applications and documents to the school in a timely manner. Parents are also responsible for submitting income documentation to the state to be considered for low income status. State scholarships may be applied to regular tuition only. All scholarship recipients are still responsible for payment of Registration Fees, Activity Fees, Before/After Care Fees, and (if not low income qualified) the balance of tuition.

The application process for Cleveland Montessori requires the following:

*Completed Application and submission of $50 application fee
*Parent/Guardian Observation
*Parent/Guardian meeting with Admissions Director
*Child’s interview/visit in the classroom
*Receipt of official records from applicant’s previous and current school(s), including any psychological evaluations, IEPs, discipline records, if applicable
*Copy of child’s birth certificate AND custody documents if applicable

Cleveland Montessori will not discriminate based upon race, color, gender nor ethnic origin. Cleveland Montessori recruits and admits students of any race, color, gender, or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate of the basis of race, color, gender, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs and athletics/extracurricular activities. Furthermore, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative agency ordered public school district initiated desegregation. Cleveland Montessori will not discriminate on the bases of race, color, gender, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.