Admissions Process

At Richmond Hill Montessori and Elementary Private School (RHMS), the education of your child is first and foremost. It is our most sincere hope that your experience, starting with this first impression, is a positive one, and one that encourages you to share this experience with others in your community.

We request that all prospective parents take the necessary time to ensure RHMS is the school best suited for meeting their educational goals. Please feel free to set up an appointment or make an online inquiry, where you are encouraged to ask any questions regarding our policies and procedures. 
  
Follow Steps 1 to 4 to complete the admissions process
Step 1: Schedule a Personal School Tour

Visiting the school is an essential part of the process for all families. We want you and your child(ren) to meet with us in person to see our traditions first-hand and ensure that RHMS is the best environment for your child.
Step 2: Book a Registration Appointment

Read all of the information provided at the tour and if you have selected RHMS as the school for your child(ren), call and enroll your child(ren) in the Elementary program or the Montessori program.
Step 3: Submit Admissions Package & Forms

Complete a registration package in preparation for your registration appointment. Please complete all documents and forms prior to attending your registration appointment.

Step 4: Review Registration & Sign Enrolment Contract

Come in for your registration appointment. At this point, you will have completed your personal tour, booked a registration appointment and completed your registration package.
View steps 1 to 4 in more detail below, if you have any questions feel free to inquire online 

Step 1 of 4: Schedule a Personal School Tour

The school you choose will become a second home – not just for your child(ren), but for your whole family. Thus, we strongly encourage all guardians to attend the tour and be involved in the decision-making process.

During your visit, you will be taken on a personal tour of the school by our Registrar. Shortly after the tour, the Registrar will guide you through our Application Package which includes our School Policies and Guidelines, Prospectus, tuition fees and payment options. Personal tours are conducted Monday to Friday during school hours and are approximately one hour in length.

Upon completion of your visit we highly recommend that you read the literature provided to you. We further encourage you to visit other schools so that you can make an informed decision as to whether RHMS is the best educational environment for your family’s needs.

Step 2 of 4: Book a Registration Appointment

At this point you will have met with the school Registrar for a personal tour of the school. If not kindly refer to Step 1 above. 

Once you have read all of the information provided at the tour and have selected RHMS as the school for your child(ren), call the school. We will do the following depending on your program of choice: 

Elementary Program (Grades One - Eight): Our Administrators will arrange for our Registrar to contact you and discuss next steps. Pending program availability, the Registrar will book your Registration Appointment. 

Montessori Program (Ages 3.8 – 5): Pending program availability, our Administrators will book your registration appointment at the time of your call.

Call the School at 905-508-2228 when you have decided to register

Step 3 of 4: Submit Admissions Package and Forms

At this point you will have taken a personal tour, informed the school of your decision to register, and booked a Registration Appointment. If not kindly refer to Steps 1 and 2. 

Now you will need to complete a Registration Package in preparation for your registration appointment. Please complete all of the following items under A, B, and C prior to attending your Registration Appointment:

A.    Completely fill out the following forms (included in the Registration Package provided at your tour) in English:

  • RHMS Application for Admission
  • Request for Immunization Information (Please have your child's doctor complete and sign the form)
  • Severe Allergy Alert Form (if applicable)
  • Authorization to Administer Medication Form (if applicable)
  • Ontario Student Record (O.S.R.) Request Form (if applicable)
  • Confidential School Recommendation Form (Applicable only for candidates applying to Grades One to Eight)

B.    Collect your child’s original documentation as listed below: (Original documents must be presented at your Registration Appointment to be photocopied by the Registrar, and must be in English)

  • Immunization Record (yellow card)
  • Birth Certificate/Permanent Resident Card (to show Canadian status)
  • Ontario Health Card (must be valid)
  • Recent photo of your child (please bring a wallet size picture for our student file which we will keep)
  • Most recent report card from your child’s last school attended (applicable only to elementary applicants)

C.    Prepare your tuition payment: (Only certified cheques/bank drafts payable to RHMS are accepted. Cash/credit is not accepted. See Tuition Fees in the Prospectus for instalment amounts based on payment options. All instalments must be dated according to the payment option you have chosen on the fee schedule outlined in the Prospectus. Please write your child’s name on the back of every cheque.)

  • Registration fee of $500.00 (per family and non-refundable)
  • Certified cheque/Bank draft of the initial instalment (non-refundable)
  • Post-dated cheques (non-refundable)

Step 4 of 4: Review Registration Package and Sign Enrolment Contract

At this point you will have completed your personal tour, booked a Registration Appointment and completed your Registration Package. If not kindly refer to Steps 1, 2 and 3. 

As the final step, a Registration Appointment is held with the Registrar to finalize the admission process and officially register your child(ren) at RHMS. At the appointment, we will review your Registration Package and sign an Enrolment Contract.

Registration is Considered Complete Once....

  • Steps one, two, three, and four have been completed.
  • The Enrolment Contract has been read and signed by the parents or guardians and an authorized representative of the school.
  • You have received a formal Letter of Acceptance from the Registrar along with your copy of the Enrolment Contract.
Please take the time to view our video introduction. We have included a Message from our founder, parent testimonials and an introduction to our nutrition policies.

Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School


A Private School Located in Richmond Hill, Ontario and serving the greater Toronto area since 1986.