Applying to Pacific Crest School 2018-19 School year

Step one:
attend an intro event

See below for dates and RSVP link. Its important for both parents to attend an Intro event. Middle school students should plan to attend with their parents.


Schedule a classroom observation or Middle School tour

Primary & Elementary classroom observations are just for parents. Middle School students should attend the tours with their parents. See below for details and how to schedule.

Submit application

You will receive an application packet at your observation or tour. Submit the application and relevant materials along with a $75 application fee by February 1st.

Schedule an interview

Primary & Elementary interviews are just for parents. Middle School students participate in the interview with their parents and stay for a half-day school visit.

Contact the admissions team

Your first step in applying to Pacific Crest is to attend our Saturday admissions event or one of our weeknight Intro Nights. After you have attended one of these you will schedule a morning observation/tour where you will receive your application packet. It is important that both parents attend an Intro Night and an Observation/tour before applying. After we receive your application we will contact you to arrange an interview.

All-School Admissions Intro Event. Saturday, November 4th 11-1pm.

We will be giving tours and curriculum presentations for all of our programs, Primary (3-6 year olds), Elementary (1-5th grade) and Middle School (6-8th grade). Primary and Elementary events are just for parents. Students 4th grade and older are welcome to attend with their parents. RSVP to this event.

Intro Nights

Faculty from each level explain how our classrooms, our curriculum and our teaching approaches are designed to engage children in accordance with the needs and abilities of each developmental stage. Join our teachers for level specific curriculum presentations. Learn how Pacific Crest provides exceptional Montessori education for each plane of development.
In order to schedule a school-day observation or tour you must first attend one of our admissions events. Primary and Elementary events are for parents only, students 4th grade and older are welcome to attend Middle School Intro Nights and tours with their parents. 

Primary / Elementary Intro Night: Wednesday, November 29th, 7pm RSVP to this event

Elementary Intro Night for families who currently attend PCS or another Montessori School:          Tuesday December 5th, 7pm RSVP to this event

Middle School Intro Night for families who currently attend PCS or another Montessori School:   Thursday December 7th, 7pm RSVP to this event

Primary / Elementary Intro Night: Tuesday, January 9th, 7pm RSVP to this event

Middle School Intro Night: Thursday, January 11th, 7pm RSVP to this event

Applying to the Primary & Elementary programs

Classroom Observation: After attending one of our Introductory events, prospective parents can e-mail our admissions coordinator to schedule a classroom observation. Observations begin in November and end in late January. The classroom observation is an opportunity for parents to see how children thrive in our classrooms. Primary applicants will observe in both the Primary and Elementary classrooms. Elementary applicants will observe in both the lower and upper Elementary classrooms (serving 6 - 9 year olds and 10 - 11 year olds, respectively).  After the observation, you will have a tour of our campus and meet with admissions personnel who will answer any questions you might have. You will receive an admissions packet on the morning of your observation. It is crucial for both parents to attend an observation as a first step in the application process. 

Application: Children who have attended other programs may be asked to submit school transcripts with their completed application, depending on grade level and school history. There is an application fee of $75 per family.

Interview: After receiving your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. If you are applying for Preschool through Second Grade, students will not participate in the interview. If you are applying for Third through Fifth Grade, students may be asked to participate. It is crucial that both parents attend a classroom observation prior to the interview.

School Visit: After the interview, we will arrange for prospective children, five years or older to have a visit with one of our teachers. 

Applying To The Middle School

Introduction to Our Program: Students and parents should be sure to attend one of the Middle School Intro events to meet our teachers and discover how our Montessori program uniquely nurtures students in early adolescence.

School Tour: E-mail our admissions coordinator to schedule a tour. Tours begin in early November and end in February. Middle School tours are for prospective students and their parents. 

Application: Middle School age applicants will be asked to submit school transcripts, at least one teacher recommendation, and a personal recommendation as part of their completed application. There is an application fee of $75 per family. All application materials are due February 1st.

Interview: After receiving your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Both students and their parents participate in the interview.

School Visit: After the interview, a current student will host your child for a half-day visit, joining scheduled classes and lunch. 

Pacific Crest School provides an exceptional Montessori education for children as they progress through three distinct developmental stages:  Primary (3 to 6 year olds); Elementary (6 - 11 year olds) and Early Adolescents (11 - 14 year olds).  Our admissions process is designed to give you the opportunity to get to know our school and the Montessori philosophy that grounds all that we do.  Our Introductory Night Events will give you an important overview, while visits to the school and classroom observations will allow you to see how children thrive in our carefully prepared classrooms and our nurturing community. Detailed information on the application process for each level is found under the Primary, Elementary, and Middle School headings below.  Contact our Admissions coordinator, to schedule an observation.

Selecting the right school for your family and child is an important process that takes some time. Before applying, take advantage of all the opportunities we provide for you to get to know us. Through teacher led Introductory Nights, classroom observations and school tours, you will discover the richness of our programs and find out if Pacific Crest is the right fit for you and your family. 


2017-2018 Tuition & Fee Schedule:

Tuition                              Annual            Sibling

Morning Primary               $8,030            $7,629

Primary w/Lunch               8,910              8,465

Primary Extended Day      12,870            12,227

Elementary                        12,870            12,227

Middle School                  16,500             15,675


Class Fees per Student

  • Primary Activity & Supply Fee - $50
  • Elementary Activity Fee  - $160
  • Middle School Activity Fee - $260
  • Middle School Retreat Fee - $85
  • Middle School Book Discussion Fee - $50


Payment Schedule Options

Tuition is based on the full academic year. Tuition options are:  
2 payments (due July 1st and December 1st)
3 payments (due July 1st, October 1st and January 1st)

10 monthly payments - (due on the 1st of every month starting July 1st)*
*$50 annual service fee applies. If you set up auto pay with your bank, or EFT,   (enrollment form available) this fee is waived. Please send proof of auto-pay or EFT enrollment.
A 2% tuition reduction will be applied if tuition is fully pre-paid by June 15. The full year tuition is due regardless of absences, vacation or holidays. The tuition deposit is non-refundable.


Class Levels

Morning Primary - M-F 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Primary w/Lunch - M-F 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
Primary Extended Day* - M-Th 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., F 8:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
*Enrollment in the Primary Extended Day program is dependent upon a recommendation from the teacher and a discussion with the parent.
Elementary - M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Middle School - M-F 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

*Families can anticipate annual tuition increases, which allow us to adequately compensate our faculty and staff, and enhance our school environments and programs.

Pacific Crest School admits students of any race, gender, color, sexual orientation national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.