How to Apply

Our admissions process is designed to help parents learn about our school and about Montessori education to help you determine if Cedar River is a good fit for your family. If you have any questions, please indicate them in your admissions inquiry form, or reach out to Admissions at 425-271-9614 or

Steps to Apply

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  • 1. Submit an admissions inquiry

    If your child will be between 3-13 years old as of next August 31, please submit an admissions inquiry. You can submit an admission inquiry at any time of the year. You will be invited to create your myCedarRiver account during our application season, which runs from October-January annually.

    Do you have a young child who won't be 3 years old by next August 31? Please bring your whole family to visit us during an Open House - see dates in sidebar.
  • 2. Schedule your virtual campus tour and admissions meeting

    Virtual parent tours are required prior to submitting your application, and can be requested through your admissions checklist in myCedarRiver. Virtual tours are available by reservation only. If you are moving from out of state, or if you need to schedule a tour at an alternate time, you can request a private tour with the Director of Admissions by emailing
  • 3. Submit your application and $75 non-refundable application fee

    After completing your virtual tour, submit your application and the $75 non-refundable application fee in myCedarRiver.

    New student application forms for the upcoming academic year are due on January 31.
  • 4. Complete your Supplemental Student Information Form

    This is the second half of your application that you will complete in the myCedarRiver portal.
  • 5. Designate Early Childhood Developmental Observation Form or Teacher Recommendation Form

    Designate the Early Childhood Developmental Observation Form or Teacher Recommendation Form to a current care provider or teacher through myCedarRiver.
  • 6. Provide Two Years of Student Report Cards (Grades 1-8)

    Use myCedarRiver to upload student report cards from the previous two years (or beginning from the Kindergarten year for entering Grade 1 students).
  • 7. Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

    Financial aid applications are due in mid-February annually. More information is available on our website and in myCedarRiver.
  • 8. Student Virtual Visits and Parent Interviews

    Prospective students entering grades 1-8 will have virtual classroom visits, and all parent interviews will be remote with admissions staff. Early childhood students without previous group experience may meet briefly on campus with teachers to assess developmental readiness for our Montessori classrooms.

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    Melinda Woodard 

    Director of Advancement and Admissions
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