Admissions

Admissions

Please call 773.714.0646 or email  for more information or to make an appointment. Brickton Montessori School is currently accepting applications for all programs, 24 months through 8th grade.

Admissions Overview

Brickton Montessori School welcomes all families without regard to race, creed, color, ethnic origin, religion, or lifestyle. We encourage interested families to submit an inquiry form and to come for a visit. Some programs fill quickly and we may recommend you submit an application as soon as possible in order to be considered for the available openings.

The Admissions Process

Observation is how Montessorians connect to the student, and the student to the classroom. Parents are required to observe the program level at which they are interested in enrolling their student prior to submitting an application.

Parents submit an application, and enrollment form, along with the non-refundable $365 processing fee. The application, enrollment form, and fee should be sent to our Admissions office, located at:

Department of Admissions
Brickton Montessori School
8622 West Catalpa Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60656

Please note: Elementary and Middle School applications require additional items, such as recommendations and records from the applicant’s current school. You may find these forms at the bottom of this page.

The Admissions Office sends an acknowledgement to parents upon receipt of the application and the processing fee.

The Decision Process

Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Admissions decisions are based on available space and whether the school and the family agree that Brickton is an appropriate placement for the student. At the Elementary and Middle School levels, students will make classroom visits to Brickton. When the applicant is accepted, parents will be invited to attend an orientation, and receive an enrollment agreement. A student is formally admitted once the Admissions Office receives the signed agreement and applicable fees and the head of school countersigns the agreement.

Application Downloads

Toddler and Children’s House Application Kit Complete applications are accepted year-round and students are placed on a space-available basis throughout the year.

Elementary Application Kit Elementary applications are accepted beginning mid-November for the following school year. Mid-year transfers will be considered only if the applicant family demonstrates commitment to an immediate transfer. Otherwise they are not recommended unless you are moving from out of the area or there are unusual circumstances. Elementary student classroom visits are arranged by appointment from 9:00 am. – 3:00 pm on a regular school day. Students spend the day in a classroom, without a parent, and should bring a nut-free lunch. Parents and students of elementary applicants may be asked to meet with the Head of School and/or Program Coordinator while their student is in the classroom.

Middle School Application Kit – 7th and 8th grade applications are accepted beginning mid-November for the following school year. Mid-year transfers will be considered only if the applicant family demonstrates commitment to an immediate transfer. Otherwise they are not recommended unless you are moving from out of the area or there are unusual circumstances. Middle School classroom visits are arranged by appointment from 9:00 am. – 3:00 pm on a regular school day. Students spend a minimum of two days in a classroom, and should bring a nut-free lunch. Parents and students of Middle School applicants may be asked to meet with the Head of School and/or Program Coordinator while their student is in the classroom.

Please fill out your forms completely and submit the complete program kit. If you have any questions or concerns regarding admissions, please contact:

Office of Admissions
Brickton Montessori School
8622 West Catalpa Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60656

773.714.0646