Frequently Asked Questions
Milwaukee Montessori School (MMS) Basics:
Milwaukee Montessori School is a co-educational day school for students from toddler age (18-months) through the eighth grade. MMS is one of the oldest and largest independent Montessori schools in the United States serving more than 420 children.
Our First Steps & Stepping Stones Toddler program is open from 6:45am - 6:00pm year-round. Our academic programs are in session from 8:00am - 3:45pm. Before and after school child care is available for students enrolled at MMS starting at 6:00am before school and closing at 6:00pm after school. After school we offer a wide variety of athletic opportunities and clubs, teams and courses to meet each student's unique interests. Each summer we offer a full-time summer program for students age 3 – 13.
- Does MMS have a waiting pool?
Yes. At the conclusion of the admissions process, some students will be offered wait pool status. These applicants are eligible for acceptance if additional openings occur in the spring, or in rarer cases, during the academic school year.
- Are any applicants given special consideration?
Yes. Sibling applicants and children of graduates are given special consideration.
- Is there a birthday cut-off date for applicants?
Yes. Children must be five-years old by the September 1st directly preceding the enrollment year in order to be considered a third-year children’s house student. Likewise, a child must turn six by September 1st to be considered for admission into our Lower Elementary classrooms.
- Do you enroll an equal number of boys and girls?
As a co-educational school, we try to enroll an equal number of girls and boys.
- Do students come from a limited number of schools?
No. We receive applicants from a wide array of schools from many locations throughout the city, neighboring suburbs, and from out-of-state and international schools.
- Does MMS provide transportation for students?
All of our students are dropped off and picked up by their parents. However, many families carpool with one another for morning drop-off, afternoon pick-up, for after-school sports events, clubs, and special events.
- Does MMS provide lunch for students?
Our school has a lunch program available. Students must sign up at the beginning of the school year and again in January in order to receive lunch.
- Is Milwaukee Montessori School an accredited school?
Yes, Milwaukee Montessori School is:
One of 14 schools in the state accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS).
One of 6 member schools in the state belonging to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
One of 5 schools in the state with membership to the Educational Records Bureau.
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Milwaukee Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and sexual orientation, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin and sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.