At Mission Montessori Preschool, children flourish in an authentic, nurturing Montessori environment from infancy through kindergarten. At our school, you’ll find a home away from home and a community of educators and fellow parents passionate about Montessori education.

Our school is located in a beautiful, renovated historic building in the heart of our vibrant city in the Mid-Market area, just off Van Ness and Market Street. Our school is an urban oasis amidst a bustling city, with large, spacious classrooms looking out over a central courtyard playground. Inside multi-purpose rooms–a 2,000+ square-foot indoor gross motor area, a multi-purpose room used for everything from yoga to cooking, and a bright indoor gardening room–allow the children in our school to have a wide variety of experiences even in inclement weather.

Our team of passionate educators looks forward to meeting you, showing you around our school, and sharing their passion for Montessori education.


Join us for a small group tour to see our beautiful Montessori classrooms and playground. Our tours are in the morning so you can see our authentic Montessori program, including our unique Spanish immersion program, in action as the children work in their classrooms. We will also share information on the enrollment process and what you can do to plan ahead.

Location: 50 Fell Street
Time: 9:15 am – 10:45 am, unless otherwise noted

To request to join one of our tours, complete this form. Group tours are limited to 5 families and often fill up quickly.

Admissions Process

Step 1: Sign up for a tour and request additional information

Visit our school: seeing is believing! Tour our facilities: see classrooms and playgrounds. Meet our staff. Understand programs, schedules, and tuition. A visit is the only way to really find out whether a school is right for you. We typically schedule tours in the mornings, so you can see authentic Montessori in action (instead of empty classrooms).

Step 2: Discuss availability to waitlist or enroll

When you tour, we’ll discuss enrollment timelines with you:

Near-term and mid-year admissions. We enroll year-round when there is a match between a spot and a child (timing, age, previous Montessori experience, language skills, etc.) If there’s a match between your child, your timeline, and an opening, you may receive an enrollment offer during or soon after your tour.

Waitlist for school-year starts and future mid-year openings. If you are planning ahead or looking to enroll for the next school year, you can place your child on our waitlist/applicant pool via a simple online process. You’ll receive a link to the waitlist after your tour. The sooner you waitlist, the higher up on the waitlist you will be. Enrollment offers for the next school year are typically sent out between February and April; after April, if any spots remain open, we will offer direct enrollment for the next school year.

Step 3: Additional steps

In certain cases, we may ask for additional information before making an enrollment decision:

  • Financial aid. Limited needs-based aid is available in our Primary Program (ages 3-6 years). Please ask about financial aid during your tour so that we can provide you with a link to the application.

  • Children who will be 18 months or older when starting with Mission Montessori. Children joining Mission Montessori for the Toddler and Primary Programs are invited for a Parent Meeting so we have a chance to get to know each other and ensure our program is a good fit.

  • Children with special needs. To ensure we can serve all children well, we ask that you raise any (suspected) special needs with us during the admissions process. Depending on the need (which can be anything from food allergies, to diabetes, to speech delays, or other learning challenges), we may ask your child to visit before offering enrollment, or request additional information from a treating physician.

For all children, once you complete the enrollment application and pay the tuition deposit to secure your spot, you will need to complete an enrollment package. It covers items ranging from food preferences to vaccination reports and emergency contact and pick-up authorizations.