Admissions

Criteria

Because the program is emergent, children benefit most from the Montessori program when they enroll at an early age and complete 3 years. Our Primary program accepts children between the ages of 2.5 and 4 years old who are toilet-trained and able to leave their primary adult without difficulty. GSM has a rolling admission which means children may be admitted at any time during the school year, up to April, when there is a vacancy for their age group. Five year-olds with Montessori experience are admitted on an individual basis.

Enrollment Process

Schedule a tour at the school: A tour of the school will let you see Montessori at work, observe a classroom and get your questions answered to decide if our school is the right fit for your family.  (Adults only, please, however infants may be with parents) 

Submit an application: By submitting an application along with a $50 registration fee you are added to a wait-list. Once current family re-enrollment is completed in March, wait-list applications will be reviewed. 

Parents will be notified to confirm placement: This is based on balancing age and gender for each the classroom. 

Upon confirmed placement, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is due to secure your space: This is credited toward the first month's tuition.

An official enrollment packet will be mailed to you: Complete all paperwork and submit it prior to your child's start date. 

 

Tuition and Fees

Annual tuition is divided into 10 equal parts and is not based on the number of school days per month. To accommodate working families we offer extended care hours. We offer a 10% sibling discount on tuition when more than one child is enrolled and if we are unable to enroll your child, the registration fee is refundable.

  • Full Day Program 

    • 8:30am to 3:00pm

      • $872/month

  • Kindergarten Program (Age 5 by 9/1)

    • 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

      • $872/month 

  • Half Day Program

    • 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

      • $567/month

Parents can add the following contracted options to their half-day schedule:

Add Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm, $182 additional 

Add Thursday & Friday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm, $161 additional 

Lunch daily: 12:00pm to 2:45pm, $5.90 per contracted 45 minutes

When available:

Before and after school care - contracted monthly (2 week notice preferred) 7:30 am – 8:30 am and 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, $6.10 per hour

Drop-in care: $8.20 per hour 

 
 

Scholarships

Our mission is to grant need-based scholarships for families who qualify. The scholarship program is dependent on our annual funding. Applications for scholarship are available in February for current and new students enrolling for Fall of the next school year.

Scholarship awards are granted based on financial need following the federal poverty level income guidelines and dependent on funding. Funding for our scholarship program comes from various sources: grants, special appeals and other fundraising efforts.

More information on the scholarship process is available upon request. Contact us today! 

Good Shepherd welcomes all families and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender national origin, age, or disability.

805 SE Ellsworth Road Vancouver, WA 

Office: (360) 892-7770  

Email: gsmpk@goodshepherdvancouver.org

* Good Shepherd is a 501c non-profit