Mission Montessori Elementary School was created to meet a need in San Francisco, a need for an alternative educational approach that has high expectations for students academically while also taking their interests, independence, and motivations seriously.
At Mission Montessori, we’re dedicated to providing this high quality educational experience for our students and families in an intimate environment that meets the developmental, social, and academic needs of our students. Our goal each day is for our students to walk away feeling satisfied from hard work, enthralled with new discoveries, and inspired to continue on their journey as lifelong learners.
We are a tight-knit, dedicated, and passionate community of educators and families. If this sounds like it could be a fit for your family, we encourage you to call us to learn more about our school and schedule a tour.
We know that finding the right school for your child is a daunting task, and we want to make the process as seamless for you as possible. Please contact us with any questions about our school, the Montessori method, or the admissions process. We are here to help you, and we look forward to welcoming your family to Mission Montessori!
For the 2023-24 school year, we are accepting students in grades K-6.
Step 1: Submit a web inquiry
If you would like to learn more about the program, the first step in the process is to submit a web inquiry. Once your web inquiry is submitted and processed (this may take up to 24 hours), you will then receive an email with instructions on how to create a MySchool account, which is our enrollment management system. This email will also contain a link to our tuition rates and school calendar. After creating your account, you'll be able to log in and manage your admissions process in one place.
Step 2: Schedule a tour
We offer an authentic Montessori education, which is rare these days. Seeing is believing! It's amazing to see "Montessori in action" with the children working in the classroom. Schedule a virtual admissions meeting through your MySchool account or email our Admissions Director, Annalee Neukam, to learn more by emailing [email protected]
Step 3: Apply Online
You can submit an application through your MySchool account. Our application deadline is January 31st. We offer Early Decision for committed families who know Mission Montessori is their top choice. If this is your path, we can give you a decision as soon as the application steps are completed and you can secure a space early by finalizing enrollment.
Step 4: Complete the confidential student evaluation
Have your child's current teacher fill out the ISSFBA Common Confidential Student Evaluation which can be accessed and sent directly to your child’s teacher through your MySchool account.
Step 5: Participate in a student visit & school tour
You and your child will be invited to meet with a Program Director. The director will will facilitate interactive conversations to get to know your child and better determine if our program will be a good fit. Meanwhile, you will have the opportunity to view the classrooms in action.
Step 6: Parent meeting
Two parents/guardians meet personally with our Director of Admissions, Annalee Neukam, to discuss your aspirations for your child's education.
Step 7: Apply for financial aid
Every year, Mission Montessori sets aside a limited budget for families demonstrating financial need. To learn more about financial aid opportunities, please email our Director of Admissions at [email protected]. All financial aid award decisions will be communicated at the time an offer of enrollment is made.
Admissions notifications for the 2023-2024 school year will be sent by email no later than Wednesday, March 15th.