Myrtle Farm Montessori School

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Admission Policies & Application

The school has a non-discriminatory admission policy for children who are approximately 3 to 6 years of age. Parents of prospective students are asked to make an appointment to observe the school and meet with the director. After observing the program, parents are welcome to fill out an application form. Siblings of currently enrolled students receive priority. Other applications are dated and filed and children are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Children with special needs will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted should it appear that they could benefit from our program.

Tuition & Fee Schedule

Program Description


Myrtle Farm Montessori School broadly follows the calendar of the Mount Diablo Unified School district with regular school day programs running from the end of August through mid-June. A supplemental summer program is typically offered in July. All programs follow the Montessori principle of mixed age grouping.

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Half Day Program:     

8:00  – 11:45 a.m.  


12:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Monday through Friday Age 3-6.

An indoor work period starts the day. Children are free to choose among activities individually or in small groups. A nutritious snack provided by the school is available. The class comes together as a group for music movement, stories and a short daily lesson. Outdoor activities incorporate free play, gardening, animal care, carpentry and art.


Children enrolled in the half day program are welcome to sign up for lunch time, space permitting. All children enrolled in the enrichment class or full day have lunch time included in their program where they enjoy a lunch brought from home.

Full Day Class: 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Pre-K and Kindergarten students 

Monday through Friday Age 4–6

Students in this program are enrolled in the morning program with an additional 3 hours in the afternoon.  Outdoor play, story time, and an indoor work period structure the afternoon. Group time is devoted to expanding the study of area of interest to the class, often in science and social studies. Pre-K and kindergarten students are guided through activities in areas of reading, writing, spelling, mathematical operations and scientific experiments.  Outlets for self-expressions are available in music, drama, art and creative. Younger children who are not yet ready for the enrichment class enjoy a nap in the afternoon.

Before and After School Childcare:

8:00 to 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 to 4 p.m.

Age 3-6

In addition to the 8:30 – 3:00 regular school hours, children may stay for the early morning hour and from 3:15 – 4 p.m. on either a regular or occasional basis.

Summer Session

The summer session is optional and fees are separate from tuition for the academic year. Given sufficient enrollment, a summer session is typically offered for 3-4 weeks in July.

Program Modifications

Program modifications may be made in response to changing Contra Costa County and Childcare licensing requirements including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The director will discuss any program modifications required as a response to these circumstances during your school tour.