Application Process

Thank you for your interest in allowing Whole Earth Montessori to nurture and educate your child. Please review our application process below and get answers to frequently asked questions.

WEM “Open Campus” events are the best way to fully experience the culture at WEM. Each of our 8 classrooms are open to new and prospective families. WEM Parents, Students, Alumni, Administrative and Teaching staff will all be on-site to answer your individual questions and discuss our growing community. Want to find out about our upcoming open houses? Click here.

If you are unable to attend one of the WEM “Open Campus” events listed above, you may request to schedule an individualized tour of WEM during school hours. This is a wonderful way to get a first-hand glimpse of the Montessori methodology in action. Tours may only be scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and are by appointment only. Ready to book a tour? Click here.

For your child to be considered for enrollment at WEM you must complete and return an Application & Parent Questionnaire. These documents will help us understand your family’s goals for your child’s educational future. We use this information to then align your child with the classroom environment that best meets those unique needs. Ready to start your application? Click here.

Every one of our highly qualified and classically Montessori-trained teachers at WEM brings their unique personalities, teaching styles, and expertise to each of our classrooms. We strongly believe that having a diverse body of teachers works well to meet the needs of every child, and we are committed to aligning your child with the most appropriate classroom at WEM.

WEM is one of only a few Montessori schools in the State of Washington accredited by the American Montessori Society (AMS). Admission to WEM can be competitive, as the number of slots we have is limited each new school year. Priority enrollment first goes to current and returning WEM students completing their three-year cycle, our WEM graduates and their siblings, and students with previous Montessori experience. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for enrollment.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the student/teacher ratio?
  • 11:1 at the Preschool & Kindergarten Levels
  • 12:1 at the Elementary School Levels
Do you offer before and after school care?
  • WEM does not offer before or after school care.
Do you provide a lunch service?
  • Due to the diversity of our community and the growing number of children and families with dietary preferences and restrictions, students at WEM bring their own lunches from home.
Do you provide transportation?
  • At this time, WEM does not offer transportation service for students to and from school.
Do you offer any discounts?
  • Sibling Discount WEM offers the following sibling discounts: A 7% discount will apply to the equal or lesser value of the tuition amount for a sibling concurrently enrolled at WEM. WEM offers a 3% discount on the third child enrolled (must have three children enrolled to qualify). This discount cannot be combined with the Paid in Full discount.
  • Paid in Full A 3% discount will apply to the Annual Tuition if paid in full by August 1st of the new school year.
What are your prerequisites for admission to WEM?
  • Students must be fully potty trained (This means children must be able to use the toilet properly, clean themselves independently, and dress themselves with little or no help from their teacher. Pull-ups and diapers are not allowed.)
  • Preschool students must be 2.8 by August 31st of the new school year.
  • Student must be willing to cooperate with directions and instructions from staff.
  • Kindergarten students must turn five by August 31st of the new school year.