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How to Apply to Cedar River Montessori School

Our application process is designed to help parents learn about our school and about Montessori education to help you determine if Cedar River is a good fit for your family. If you have any questions, please indicate them in your admissions inquiry form, or reach out to Admissions at 425-271-9614 or

Steps to Apply

Submit an admissions inquiry
If your child will be between 3-13 years old as of next August 31, please submit an admissions inquiry. You can submit an admission inquiry at any time of the year. You will be invited to create your myCedarRiver account during our application season, which runs from October-January annually.

Do you have a young child who won't be 3 years old by next August 31? Please bring your whole family to visit us during an Open House on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10 AM -12 PM, or Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10 AM - 1 PM! 

Schedule your parent tour
Parent tours are required prior to submitting your application, and can be requested in the myCedarRiver system. Parent tours are available by reservation only. If you are moving from out of state, or if you need to schedule a tour at an alternate time, you can request a private tour with the Director of Admissions by emailing

Submit your application and $75 non-refundable application fee
After completing your parent tour, submit your application and the $75 non-refundable application fee in myCedarRiver.

Complete your Supplemental Student Information Form
This is the second half of your application that you will complete in the myCedarRiver portal.

Request teacher observations and school records from your current school or childcare facility
Use myCedarRiver to send requests for teacher observations/recommendations and school records from your current school or childcare facility, if applicable to your family.

Apply for Financial Aid (optional)
Financial aid applications are due by February 26, 2020. More information is available on our website and in myCedarRiver.

Student Visits and Parent Interviews
Early Childhood children spend about 20 minutes exploring the classroom with our teachers while parents meet with admissions staff. Elementary and Middle School students spend a visit day with us to experience our classrooms, and their parents will have a 60-minute interview with admissions staff.

Important Dates

October – January
Tuesdays 9:30AM – 11:30AM
Admissions Tours (Adults only)

November 2, 2019, 10AM-12PM
Autumn Open House

January 11, 2020, 10AM-1PM
Winter Open House

January 31, 2020
Applications Due

February 26, 2020
Financial Aid Applications Due

March 16, 2020
Decisions Available Online

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