Admission consideration is given to students who are 3 years old, are completely toilet trained, and are able to verbally express wants and needs. Admission is based on an assessment of readiness from a personal interview session, class visit, and discussion with the parents.
For eligibility to our Kindergarten program, in addition to the preschool criteria above, students must be 5 years old by September 1st. Additional readiness criteria include the ability to concentrate and follow directions, cooperate with adults and other children, and demonstration of age-appropriate motor skills.
Entry to Elementary School is based on social, emotional and academic readiness. This includes student performance at or above grade level in all academic areas, satisfactory scores on standardized exams (if applicable) and a record of good conduct.
In order to fully appreciate and understand the philosophy of our Preschool and Kindergarten Programs for young learners, we ask applicants and their parents to meet with our Director of the Lower School, Kami Pacheco
Our Admissions team will arrange tours and class visits for Elementary families and can assist you with questions about the Elementary Program.
We require that all applicants receive a School Tour. Families view the three campus areas and learn about the mission and history of our school, parent participation, the overview of programs at all levels, transportation, assessments, and the admissions process.
To schedule your tour, please fill out our online form or call 408-847-2717. If you must leave a message, please include your name, your child's name and grade, and a phone number with the best times to reach you.
Apply online – You will be prompted to create an account to get started. Use this account for all applications within the family. It will allow you to save your work as you complete the application(s). Please complete the form in its entirety. A separate application is required for each student.
Applications Open December 1
Financial Assistance Applications Open December 10
Tuition and Financial Assistance
The Admissions Committee will meet regularly beginning December 1 to evaluate completed applications. When candidates complete steps one through four, a decision will be made and families will be notified of admission via email and a phone call.
We request one confidential form for Preschool & Kindergarten, and two for Elementary School. If your child has been in a previous preschool or school program, send the Confidential Report Request(s) to your child’s most current teachers.
The Admissions Committee will review all applications upon receipt of the completed Application and Confidential Report Forms. If the applicant meets the admissions criteria, you will be contacted to schedule an interview for your student.
Decision Letters and Wait Pools
The Admissions Committee will review all applicant information. You will then receive written notification letting you know of the committee’s decision. If space is not available at the time you have applied and your student has met the admissions criteria, you may request that your application be kept active and you will be notified when space is available.
Thank you for your interest in Mount Madonna School.
We look to forward to meeting you and your child.
Mount Madonna School's open admission and financial assistance policies do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual preference, ethnic origin, disability, marital status, religion, creed or similar factors. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial assistance, and other school administered programs.