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All families interested in becoming a part of the AMS community will need to complete the following steps to achieve enrollment for their child(ren). Some steps may be combined to eliminate the need for multiple visits.

INQUIRY – If you have unanswered questions, please submit them here, or give us a call at 907-276-2240.

TOUR – Tours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am.  Please click the button below to schedule your tour. 

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APPLICATION / WAITING POOL – You will need to create an account and submit your application using our online Link. There is a $50 non-refundable application fee.  All applicants are placed in our waiting pool until a spot is available. 

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ACCEPTANCE – Our registrar will contact you when a spot is available.  You will have 48 hours to accept the spot before the student’s application is returned to our waitlist.  Once you accept placement you will an enrollment packet will be added to the account you created when you applied.

CHILD VISIT – A teacher or Program Director will meet the child and witness them firsthand in the environment. 


Enrollment Policy

Enrollment admission is based on several factors. Priority is given to children currently enrolled at AMS, to siblings of children currently enrolled, and to children with previous AMS or AMI Montessori school experience. We maintain a waiting pool and encourage families to apply well in advance of the desired enrollment date. Parents are encouraged to ask about enrollment possibilities, reaffirm their interest, and update their application and contact information periodically. In most cases, we cannot predict with certainty when an opening will occur. When an opening becomes available, we request a prompt decision. Class placement is determined by the Director of Admissions and the Executive Director. Anchorage Montessori School prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical handicap, marital status, parenthood, pregnancy, or age.

When an opening becomes available, the prospective elementary student will be invited for an interview and a review of his or her previous work. Acceptance into the Elementary Program is based on several factors. Priority is given to children currently enrolled at AMS and to children with at least two years experience in a Montessori environment.

Children with special needs are admitted on an individual basis provided Anchorage Montessori School can meet the needs of the child. An IEP must be supplied and discussed in detail with the Program Director, Executive Director, and classroom teacher before the child interviews with a member(s) of our teaching staff.
Although Montessori education has proven successful in serving children with learning differences, the staff and directors are unable to diagnose a child or guarantee their success. A child with diagnosed special needs may be admitted based on our ability to serve them at a developmentally appropriate level in a balanced classroom community.


Prior to your child’s first day in the classroom, the following must be completed and received by the office:

  • An Application for Admission and payment of $50 application fee.
  • The enrollment packet is completed and submitted.
  • A completed Emergency Child Record card. (This card must be updated and signed by a parent/legal guardian two times during the school year, August and February).
  • A Signed Parental Service Agreement, families complete 10 volunteer hours per year.
  • A completed Child Information form.
  • A physical exam report completed in the past 12 months by a physician in Alaska and a current record of immunizations or signed exemption form. Physicals and immunizations are required by the State of Alaska and must be current.
  • No child is admitted without the physician’s physical exam and current shot record listing the dates of all immunizations. Both will be kept in the child’s file at the school. Immunization exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons. Exemption forms can be obtained from the State Public Health Office. A physician must sign medical exemptions; religious exemptions are signed by the parent or guardian and must be notarized. Personal or philosophical exemptions are not accepted.

The current immunization requirements as required by the State of Alaska can be found at the State of Alaska Department of Epidemiology website: or by calling the Alaska Immunization Program office at (907) 269-8000 or 1-888-430-4321.