Thank you for your interest in Fiddlehead Montessori!


We’re happy to arrange a time and date for you to come visit our school this summer. Due to COVID, this year we are a closed campus to our greater community.  Please contact Heidi Velin at fiddleheadmontessori@gmail.com to set up a time to observe the classroom on line.

When you’ve decided you’re ready to enroll, please go to our Forms page and download an Enrollment Checklist. It will guide you step by step through the process.

The enrollment process

While no Montessori experience is required, we give preference to children with previous Montessori experience and balance our classes based on age, gender, and each children’s unique needs. We screen applicants based on their ability to be successful in a Montessori environment.

After we have completed our internal re-enrollment, we will contact you to let you know if your child has been accepted to Fiddlehead.

In the meantime, please contact us with any questions or to update your contact information.

Enrollment details

Class size is limited to 20 students in each classroom. Our low student-teacher ratio is optimal for elementary-aged students, when so much academic and social development takes place.

We screen potential students for indicators that they will be successful as independent learners. This might take the form of discussing learning styles with former teachers, making an observation, or reviewing documentation of special needs. Children with documented or suspected special needs that might interfere with their ability to independently learn in the Montessori setting will be redirected to a more appropriate academic setting.

Please call us to schedule a time to observe our classroom. This year we welcome observations via Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays starting at 9:30am and ending at 11:30am. During this on line visit, you can view our classrooms, observe our teachers, and find out more about classroom openings. The Zoom observation will last 30 minutes and the director will contact you at the end of the school day to debrief and answer any questions. We will be conducting in person tours starting in June.  At this time parents and students are welcome to come for a visit.  Please call our office to schedule an observation at (360) 588 – 4699.

We do maintain a waiting list. It is not unusual for families to submit applications a year ahead of time. If you know of a family interested in Montessori elementary school, please advise them to register early. If a family applies and cannot be accommodated in September, we do not automatically keep the application on file for the next year unless instructed to do so.

2021-2022 Tuition

  • Tuition is $732 per month.
  • Families with one student pay $7,320 for 10 months of Montessori education.
  • Families with two students (a 10% reduction in tuition per child) pay $13,176 for 10 months of Montessori education.
  • Earn a $100.00 discount by paying tuition in full by October 1st.

Financial Responsibilities per student (non-refundable)

Materials Fee:
$125 per student

P.E. Fee: $125 per student

Re-Enrollment Fee: $50.00 due in February for all returning families.

Additional Information

  • Tuition is due the first calendar day of each month.  A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for payments received or post-dated after the 10th.
  • Tuition is not discounted for school or family vacations, illnesses, or holidays.
  • By signing the Student Sign-up/Tuition Agreement, you are agreeing to pay monthly or annually until the annual tuition is paid in full for the stated academic year.
  • There is a transition fee of one month’s tuition for each student for all withdrawals.
  • An unpaid tuition balance will prevent Fiddlehead from relinquishing academic files, re-enrolling, or continuing services to your child.
  • Fiddlehead Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual identification or orientation.
  • All fees (Material, PE, and Enrollment) are per student and non-refundable.

Fiddlehead Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin 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 in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring practices, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.