Enrollment Information

  • Applications are accepted for students entering grades K-8th, from families residing within the Spokane Public Schools district (see map). Because of the numerous applications Spokane Public Montessori receives, there is a lottery process for admitting students.

2020-21 Lottery Enrollment

  • Priority applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted between January 1, 2020 and February 15, 2020.
    After this period, the lottery process will be run. Families who missed the priority application deadline can apply beginning February 25, 2020 and will be placed on a wait-list in the order their application is received. The system re-opens for applications on February 25, 2020 and all submissions after this date will be processed in the order received.

Orientation & Tours

  • Attending an orientation session is strongly recommended before you apply, so you are well informed about the Montessori method, curriculum, and program requirements. You will discover the foundational principles of the Montessori Philosophy, visit a Montessori classroom, and have time to ask questions.
    Orientation and tours for the 2020-21 school year are held on the 19th of every month (excluding December), in the cafeteria of the Havermale building at 1300 W. Knox Ave.
    Please RSVP @ 354-6409

Sibling Applications

  • Siblings of Spokane Public Montessori have preference for available spots. An online application must be completed prior to the lottery. The spirit of the sibling admission policy is to provide cohesiveness for all children in the same family while providing an equal opportunity for all students who desire to attend the school to obtain admission to the school.

    Follow these steps:

    1. Create an account in the online application system
      • Please use one account per family. Students on two different accounts will not be recognized as siblings.
    2. Add your current student to your account
      • Include his or her current school
      • Add the existing sibling if they are not already in the system
      • You do not need to apply for your current student to attend any schools for next year. He or she will continue at SPM with no further action.
    3. Add your new student to your account
    4. Apply for the new student to attend Spokane Public Montessori

Health Plans, IEPs, and 504s

Health Services

  • Please contact our main office at 354-6409 to set up a time to bring in health information, medications, etc.

IEPs and 504s

  • Our counselor, Margie Arnzen (phone: 354-6529), can assist you with 504 plans and support in Individualized Education Plans.


When will I be notified my student has been accepted?

You will be notified the first two weeks in March if your student has been accepted. If your student is not initially offered a space, he or she will remain on the waitlist for the entire 2020-21 school year. If a space opens up, you will be contacted.

What if I am having trouble with the enrollment system?

You can always contact Jeannie Brown at 354-7393 to troubleshoot your question, or you can come in and we would be happy to help you in person.

Who does not need to enroll using this system?

  • Currently enrolled K-7th grade students. You are automatically enrolled for next year. If you are choosing another option for next year, you will need to contact the school, and/or utilize the online enrollment system. Please notify us in writing if you do not plan to return next year. This will release your space to students on the waitlist.
  • Our system will roll your student up to the next grade level at SPM automatically every June.

Who needs to use the online enrollment system?

  • Anyone new to our school who would like to enroll, including all siblings of current students in any grade. Although siblings of currently enrolled students have preference, they need to enter the lottery so they can be enrolled as space becomes available in each grade level.
  • Anyone who wants to choose one of the option schools, or a non-neighborhood school, as their choice for enrollment next year, and is not already enrolled there.
  • Anyone who remains on our waitlist for the 2019-20 school year. Our waitlist does not roll over from year to year, so you will need to reapply if you would like to attend next year.
  • There is no paper enrollment process. All new students and siblings of current students need to use the online system.
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To Enroll

Orientation & Tour Dates

    • August 19, 2020 - Wed - 4 pm
    • September 19, 2020 - Sat - 9 am
    • October 19, 2020 - Mon - 4 pm
    • November 19, 2020 - Thur - 4 pm
    • January 19, 2021 - Tues - 4 pm
    • February 19, 2021 - Fri - 4 pm
    • March 19, 2021 - Fri- 4 pm
    • April 19, 2021 - Mon- 4 pm
    • May 19, 2021 - Wed - 4 pm

    Please RSVP @ 354-6409