Enrolling

We accept children into our Baby and Me programme on a term by term basis. This programme is for babies aged up to 18 month coming along with a parent or carer. It is held on Mondays from 8:30 till 11:30 am.

Children from 18 months to three years of age may be considered for admission into our Toddler Programme at any time through the year, providing there is a space available. This programme runs from Tuesdays to Fridays from 8:30 till 11:30 am.

Children from three to six years of age may be considered for admission into our Preschool Programme at any time through the year, providing there is a space available. This programme runs Mondays to Fridays from 8:30 till midday initially, and then when the child is ready only, through to 3:00 pm.

Admission to our Primary and Adolescent Programmes without prior Montessori experience is considered only after a trial and a careful discussion with parents, the Montessori trained guide for that class, and principal.

If you would like your child of any age to be added to our pool of applicants, please complete our enquiry form. You can see our fee schedule here.

1. Application process

If you are interested in joining our Baby and Me programme, please make an appointment to meet with our guide, Holly White. Contact us to do this either by emailing samantha.brown@montessoribali.com or sending her a WhatsApp message to +62 812 8500 4579. Holly is usually available after midday, and the best time to see the Baby and Me classroom and equipment set up is Mondays or Fridays.

The first step in our application process for the Toddler Programme through to our Primary Programme is coming in for an observation session, usually held on Tuesdays from 9:30am till 11:30am. This allows you to observe our preschool, lower primary and upper primary classrooms in action, and have any questions that arise answered by our principal. Places for observation mornings are limited so please book in plenty of time. Again, to do this either email samantha.brown@montessoribali.com or send her a WhatsApp message to +62 812 8500 4579.

Following this observation session, parents interested in enrolling their child may complete and submit an application form and pay the non-refundable application fee.

If you live overseas so you cannot come for an observation ahead of applying to enrol, we can set up a Skype interview with our principal instead.

2. Enrolment process

Toddler Programme and Preschool Programme

Children may enter these programmes at the beginning of the term they show readiness. Towards the end of each term, applicants are contacted so that an interview can be arranged between the child and Montessori guide. This appointment is an opportunity for the guide to meet with the student candidate and parents to ask further questions about the school. If it is deemed the child is ready to being the programme, an offer of place may be made so that the child can begin.

Please note that for preschool children who begin before the age of three, this will mean more than three years in the preschool programme.

Primary Programme enrolment

Enrolment for a child wishing to enter the primary school who have not had prior Montessori may only occur after the child has completed a trial week. At the conclusion of this process, a decision is made by the teacher, principal, parent and child about the next steps. Should everything work out, a parent will be informed that an offer of place is to be made. This will have to be accepted within two weeks, otherwise the offer of place will be withdrawn.

Enrolment policy

Final admission acceptance is based on:

  • Available class space.
  • Considerations for class balance with respect to age, gender and special/unique needs.
  • Consultation between the principal and guide.
  • Parent observation and understanding of the operation of the appropriate class.
  • Current involvement with Montessori education. Priority goes to siblings of current students, children of Montessori staff and to students transferring from another Montessori school.

The following forms, fees and requirements are needed by the school to complete the enrolment process:

  • Acceptance of the policies and procedures contained within the parent handbook
  • Completed registration form (in addition to application form)
  • Completed enrolment form
  • Non-refundable registration fee (in addition to application fee)
  • First-term tuition fees
  • Non-refundable Capital Development Levy

Non-discrimination policy

Montessori School Bali does not discriminate on the basis of any race, colour, creed, national or ethnic origin.