• Application Process

    Thank you for your interest in applying to WSMS-TEP

STEP ONE – Attend an Information Session and Review the Program Handbook

As the first step of our admissions process, we invite you to join us for an information session to learn more. We also invite you to review our program handbook to gather additional information. Information sessions are held by program and last approximately one hour either online via Zoom or at West Side Montessori School. Reservations are required. We look forward to meeting you! Please click a date below to register.

Administrator Credential

Infant Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary Teaching Credential

STEP TWO – Submit an Application

The second step of our admissions process is to submit an application.

Please have the following ready before submitting your online application:

• Credit card for $75 non-refundable application fee ($150 for International Applicants)

• Written responses of maximum 200 words per response. We strongly recommend that you draft your responses in a separate document and copy/paste into the online application.

  1. What is your personal philosophy of education?
  2. Why are you interested in applying for the Montessori teacher education program?
  3. If you are accepted to the program, how to you plan to balance these additional studies along with your other life commitments (e.g. work, college, family)?
  4. For Administrator Program applicants only: What was your path to becoming a Montessori Administrator?

STEP THREE – Mail Additional Application Materials

Please mail the following required materials to:
Lisanne Pinciotti, WSMS-TEP
309 West 92 Street
New York, NY 10025

  • Original college transcript from your most recent degree or copy of high school diploma
  • Copy of any prior Montessori credential
  • Students with an international degree are required to submit transcripts directly from institution to World Education Service for an equivalency evaluation. We recommend the WES ICAP Document by Document Report.
  • Three letters of reference (two professional, one personal). A sample form is available here.
  • International applicants, please also submit scanned copies of your passport ID page, any current visa and I-94 to skapur@wsmsnyc.org to expedite your I-20 application.

WSMS-TEP actively seeks diversity in its student body, faculty, staff, and administration. WSMS-TEP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national or ethnic origin in its admissions procedures, educational policies, financial aid programs, employment practices, and all other administered procedures and programs.

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