We welcome prospective parents with open arms. Our primary goal in the recruitment and admissions process is to find families for whom Child Garden will be an ideal match. We seek families who share common values and goals and who, after careful consideration and exploration, conclude that our school is the right place for their family.

Our enrollment process is fairly simple. Applications are welcome at any time as we consider applications for admission throughout the year. Send your application along with a non-refundable $75 application fee to:

Child Garden Montessori School
1601 Laurel Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

In making admissions decisions, we weigh many factors, placing the greatest emphasis on whether the parents are committed to sending their children to our school, hopefully through Kindergarten, whether there are siblings of the child already in the school (or as alumni), and the age of the child.

We will make and communicate admissions decisions to families as quickly as possible and if we are able to offer a spot to your child, you will be contacted immediately. At that point, we will make arrangements for you to receive an enrollment packet and to submit the registration fee equal to one month’s current tuition. Half of that registration fee will then be applied to your child’s first month tuition. The registration fee is non-refundable if you choose another school option for your child before the agreed upon start date.


Enrollment forms must be completed and in Child Garden’s possession before your child’s first day of attendance. If we do not have a place for your child, you will be offered a place on our waiting list and will be contacted if space becomes available.

Parents must complete the following enrollment forms prior to the first day of attendance:

  • Primary Enrollment Information
  • Health History
  • Emergency Information Card
  • Parent Handbook Agreement

In addition, a physician must complete and sign the forms listed below. They must be completed and in Child Garden’s possession prior to the first day of attendance:

  • Healthcare Summary: must be renewed every year for children under 24 months of age. If over 24 months, must be renewed each time the child advances to the next age group.
  • Immunization History: a signed, medical exemption form must be on file at the time of enrollment when, for any reason, all immunizations are not current.
If you are interested in setting up a tour, please call the school at (612)-377-1698 or email [email protected].

(Application is available here.)