Eastern Suburbs Montessori Primary School welcomes applications from all preschool aged children who attend Montessori preschools.

The Montessori Trust has an Application Criteria Process which is used in assessing all enrolment applications. This process is outlined in the following documents: Application Criteria Process and Application Notes to Criteria.

Places in ESMPS are limited and applications will be assessed in a fair and equitable way at all times.

Application forms will be forwarded to those wait-listed for the relevant years during the month of February preceding application closing date. If you do not receive a form, please contact our office for one to be forwarded.

If you have a child already attending another Montessori primary school and would like to transfer to ESMPS, please contact us to discuss current availability of class places.

Register your interest

A child’s name may be placed on the waiting list at any time and we strongly encourage early registration of your interest.

The waiting list is viewed as a record of interested parties. Length of time on a waiting list will not affect the outcome of any application.

Download our Registration of Interest Form here:

Enrolment process

Applications to ESMPS must be made on the appropriate form. This is sent out prior to the relevant closing dates to all families registered on the waitlist and can be obtained from the offices of Eastern Suburbs Montessori Primary School Charitable Trust (ESMPSCT).

Please refer to the Enrolment Deadlines to learn more about when applications must be received.

For more information please contact our school office on +64 (9) 575 7434 or info@montessoriprimary.school.nz.

Enrolment deadlines

Applications must be received by 5pm on 20 March each year.

We will then conduct interviews with the parents and child applying. If we have more applications than places available, a ballot will be held on 21 May (or the next working day).

The table below sets out guidelines as to the appropriate times for application according to the child’s birth date.

The Trust welcomes applications for any other age group at any time. These will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and places allocated as and when they are available. Availability is determined solely at the discretion of the Trust.

Child’s Birth date: Closing Date of Applications: Applying to Start:
1 June 2012 – 31 May 2013 20th March 2017 6 years
1 June 2013 – 31 May 2014 20th March 2018 6 years
1 June 2014 – 31 May 2015 20th March 2019 6 years

If your child’s date of birth falls between 1st June and 30th June, please contact the office to confirm your application year.

Contributions

Please contact our school office on +64 (9) 575 7434 or info@montessoriprimary.school.nz for information and up-to-date contribution amounts.

International students

ESMPS welcomes International Students to our school and proudly offers a culturally diverse learning environment.

For more information about enrolment as an international student, please contact our office on info@montessoriprimary.school.nz and refer to www.glendowie.school.nz/international-information .

Montessori preschools

Prior to entry into ESMPS, children must attend a suitable Montessori preschool for two full years, and ideally an additional two full terms.

The Trust of ESMPS reserves the right to determine the suitability of any Montessori preschool.

Please refer to our application criteria, available from our school office, for more information.

The following is a list of Auckland area Montessori Preschools you may want to contact.

  1. Acorn Montessori Children’s House, 7 Kawerau Avenue, Devonport, Ph: 09 445 4500
  2. Howick Montessori Preschool, All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick, Ph: 09 533 0397
  3. Kohimarama Montessori Preschool, 36 Allum Street, Kohimarama, Ph: 09 528 7970
  4. Orakei Montessori Preschool, 16 Sudeley St, Orakei, Ph: 09 529 2518
  5. Young Montessori Preschool, 45 Ireland Road, Panmure, Ph: 09 527 0553
  6. Little Star Montessori House of Children, 21 Buisson Glade, West Harbour, Ph: 09 416 9696
  7. Marshwood Montessori Preschool, 20 Mt Taylor Drive, St Heliers, Ph: 09 521 5288
  8. Montessori at Herne Bay, 44 Shelly Beach Road, St Mary’s Bay, Ph: 09 378 8056
  9. Glendowie Montessori Preschool, 227 West Tamaki Road, Glendowie, Ph: 09 575 6453