BLMS utilizes a 5-step admissions process when enrolling new families in our school. Please see below to view the steps in our process, which begins by registering to attend a 1-hour online information session. Please do not submit an application until you have completed the first step.
Bergen-Lafayette Montessori School students begin each school year the day after Labor Day. For the following six weeks classes go through what is known as the “Normalization Period” in Montessori education. During this time the classroom community begins to form bonds with one another and the children learn how to complete the Montessori Work Cycle, which leads to them being able to focus and concentrate on self-selected work for extended periods of time and derive self-satisfaction from their efforts.
Once a classroom is Normalized it is a balanced ecosystem and therefore any family wishing to enroll a child after our Normalization Period is over will go through the following process to determine if mid-year enrollment is right for their child:
Families interested in our school may also visit BLMS, during one of our Open House sessions. Participation in an Open House session or school tour is optional.