Thank you for considering VMS! We invite you to explore our Toddler–Grade 8 program offerings and discover the VMS difference.

We approach education as a joyful experience, one that stimulates critical thinking, creativity, oral and written expression, collaboration, and much more. Alongside a diverse curriculum, we ensure that VMS students not only achieve success but also develop the skills necessary to thrive and be happy in the world beyond VMS.

Admissions Process

We are excited to get to know your family and support you through the admissions process. The first step in our partnership begins with completing the inquiry form below. When a space becomes available, the Admissions Team will email you an invitation to tour our campus, observe our classrooms, and meet the Head of School. We look forward to connecting with you!

Vineyard Montessori School admits families of any race, color, religion, and national origin to all rights, privileges, and activities made available at the school. It does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, disability, cultural heritage, political beliefs, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admission policy. Toilet training status is not an eligibility requirement for enrollment at Vineyard Montessori School.

Inquire Now

1. Say Hello

Submit our online INQUIRY form. This allows our team to start the application process and answer any initial questions you have.

2. Visit Us

If a space is available, you will be invited to schedule a tour with the Head of School. This gives you an opportunity to observe the classrooms, learn more about us, and have all your questions answered. Elementary and Middle School students will be invited to spend a day with us.

If a space is not available at this time, your child’s name will be placed in our wait pool. When a space becomes available we will contact you to set up a visit.

3. Enroll

After your visit, an Enrollment Contract and Tuition Assistance application will be emailed to you. Offers of enrollment are valid for 2 business days and can be secured by returning the signed contract and paying a $300 deposit toward your tuition. You will then be invited to create an account in our online portal and fill out enrollment paperwork. Younger children will be invited to schedule a visit to the classroom prior to commencing and are supported in this transition with a “phase-in” period.

4. Welcome!

Your child and your family are now part of our VMS community.


When you choose to enroll at VMS, you’re making a valuable investment in your child’s future. We understand that choosing an independent school for your family is a significant investment and commitment, and we provide generous financial assistance through our Equitable Access Grants to help close the gap between our tuition costs and your family resources. There are also numerous other tuition-assistance opportunities.

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Virtual Tour

Take a first look at our Vineyard Haven campus here.

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The first aim of the prepared environment is, as far as it is possible, to render the growing child independent of the adult

Maria Montessori

Ages and Hours


Children need to be 15 months old to enroll in our Toddler Program.

The Half Day Toddler program
The Full Day Toddler program
After Care, our Extended Hours


Children need to be 2.9 years old by September 1st to enroll in our Primary Program.

The Half Day Primary program
The Full Day Primary program
After Care, our Extended


Children need to be 5 years old by September 1st to enroll in our Kindergarten Program.

The Kindergarten program
After Care, our Extended Hours program
After Care, our Extended Hours program

Elementary I

Children need to be 6 years old by September 1st to enroll in our Elementary I Program.

The Elementary I program

Elementary II

Children need to be 9 years old by September 1st to enroll in our Elementary II program.

The Elementary II program

Middle School

VMS delights in the unique challenges of educating adolescents, ages 12-14. In our Middle School program, students function as a community of learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support.

Scholarships are available. Confidential applications are reviewed by the Head of School and the Treasurer.
Applications are due in the Spring and August 1st.


Thank you for considering Vineyard Montessori School. From Toddler through Grade 8, our Montessori method of teaching cultivates students’ natural curiosity and inspires them to become engaged, lifelong learners. Fostering a lifetime love of learning is not only our motto, it’s what happens in our amazing classrooms and on our vibrant campus every day.

Our classrooms are designed to stimulate growth and the joy of learning in a warm and accepting environment. We are an equal opportunity educational institution and provide all applicants with consideration for admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ability, socioeconomic status, family configuration, gender identity, or sexual orientation.