Applications are accepted at any time after the birth of the child. Applicants will be contacted in February the year the child becomes eligible for admission. Children must be three before August 1st to enroll in the preschool. NOTE: It is the applicant’s responsibility to notify the school of any changes in contact information
We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents the ability to track the status of their child’s application. To begin the Online Application process, first create an account. Upon account creation, you will receive an email containing a verification link. Once your email address has been verified, log in to your account and Create A New Student Application for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application.
A non-refundable fee of $60 must be submitted with each application.
After submitting the application, you will be able to track your admissions status at the school by logging in to your account. In addition, you will be able to print the completed application, monitor when the school receives any applicable supplemental forms and, if necessary, reprint the forms.
Bloomington Montessori School (BMS) offers one scholarship a year for an incoming three-year-old child. This scholarship is intended to serve children who would otherwise be unable to attend BMS due to financial reasons. A scholarship recipient may enter as a three-year-old “youngest-group” student and potentially remain through sixth grade. Scholarships are reassessed and renewed annually based on evidence of continued financial need.
Scholarships cover full tuition for the regular academic year as well as summer camp enrollment. Lunch and Elementary Aftercare are not included, but separate free and reduced lunch applications are available.
Applicants will be considered upon submitting a current annual income tax return of household income at or below 200% of the current year’s Poverty Guidelines for the Contiguous States and the District of Columbia (aspe.hhs.gov) with their completed scholarship application.
Scholarship applications for the upcoming school year must be received by the last day in February. Applications will be reviewed in March and a decision will be communicated in early April. A financial agreement reflecting the scholarship offer must be signed and returned within two weeks of the offer.
If you have not already done so, an admissions application must also be on file for the applicant child. Scholarship applicants qualify for a reduced application fee of $35 (which covers the school’s costs). Please notify the office before submitting your application so your fee can be processed correctly.
Families applying for a scholarship are required to tour the school. Please call to schedule a visit (812-336-2800) if needed!