Admission Process

1. Schedule a Tour

The first step in the admissions process is to schedule a school tour. We invite you to witness the magic that is our Montessori school, where our students engage in active learning in beautifully prepared learning environments. The tour will take approximately 1 hour and includes visiting our classrooms and our natural outdoor learning spaces.

We are eager to welcome you and your children into our learning community. Seeing our classrooms in action will illustrate how the Montessori approach fosters children’s innate curiosity, enthusiasm, independence and active engagement. Bring your questions—we look forward to answering them! To request a tour you can schedule a virtual tour or in-person tour.  We look forward to meeting you. 

2. Submit an Application

Applications are available during your tour or under the “application” tab above. A $75 non-refundable application fee should accompany each child’s application. Applications can be mailed or delivered in person to our business address: Topsail Montessori,  301 Whitebridge Road, Hampstead, NC 28443. If you choose to deliver in person, you will find a white locked mailbox on the lower level inside of the fenced in area.

We also ask that you review our “Topsail Montessori Parent & Student Handbook,” (available under “Parent Handbook” tab above). Decisions regarding your child’s education are some of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, so reviewing our handbook prior to submitting an application will help ensure that our mission and values align with what you envision for your child.

3. Enrollment

The Head of School determines the availability of space in each classroom. If no opening is available, your child’s application will be included in the waiting pool and you will be contacted when an opening arises. Once your child is accepted, an enrollment contract will be written. Parents must sign and return the contract along with the tuition deposit (equal to 1 month’s tuition) to secure the child’s placement. Required paperwork and additional information will be provided to you as your child’s start date approaches. These forms and the first payment must be submitted prior to your child’s first day of school.

Schedule School Tour


Tuition Information

Parent Handbook

2021-22 Parent & Student Handbook

This is the new tuition pricing, long title is for metatagging

Printable School Calendar

Admission Policy: Topsail Montessori admits students of any race, nationality, or ethnicity to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Topsail Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, nationality, or ethnicity in administration of its educational or admission policies.