Admission

Apply to Inly

Step by Step Process

List of 8 items.

  • Attend an Open House

    Please mark your calendars and plan to attend an Inly Open House. This is the best way to get to know our school!

    Open Houses
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:00-8:30 pm
    Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:00-10:30am
    Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00-8:30pm
    Saturday, February 3, 2018 (10:00-11:30am) Children's Concert
    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 12:30-2:30pm (Earth Day Celebration & Open House)


    RSVP to one of our Open Houses (Walk-ins welcome)

    Our Open Houses are both friendly and informative. Our Head of School and Assistant Head of School give a brief overview presentation. Teachers from every level are also on hand to answer questions and demonstrate Montessori lessons. You may then take a tour of the campus with volunteer parents, students or faculty members. 

    Reservations are not necessary for Open Houses, but please be sure to sign in when you arrive. You are welcome to bring your children with you; all applicants will also have the opportunity to visit later during the admissions process.
  • Schedule a Tour & Classroom Observation

    Come experience Inly first-hand. This is a great opportunity to sit back and watch how a Montessori classroom works. You'll see students and teachers in action, and then have a chance to tour the school with Admissions personnel and ask questions.

    Classroom Observations
    We offer classroom observations for parents Monday through Friday, at 8:45 or 10am. Observations last about 20–30 minutes. Although we request that children not accompany parents at this time, we do offer them an opportunity to visit later in the admissions process. 

    Classroom observations must be scheduled in advance – please call Admissions at 781-545-5544 x134.
  • Submit Your Application

    Inly's application deadline for the 2018-19 school year is January 20, 2018. Limited space is still available at certain levels for qualified applicants for the 2017-18 school year. Click on the blue button to the right to apply now. Once we receive the Application, we will contact you to schedule your Student Visit and Parent Interview.

    A $50 fee is due with your Application. To be considered in our first round of file reviews, your Application must be submitted by January 20, 2018; those received after that date will be considered if space is available, or for our wait pool.
  • Submit Student Record Release & AISNE Forms

    School records and/or a teacher evaluation form are required for all applicants currently in a school or program.

    Our Request for Record Release and AISNE Student Evaluation forms are available online (see link in upper right). 

    Be sure to 1) complete the top portion of the Record Release form and 2) choose the appropriate AISNE Student Evaluation form (AISNE does not apply to Toddler applicants), based on your child's age or grade to which they are applying. Send both forms to your child's current school. 

    Our deadline for receiving records/AISNEs from schools for the 2018-19 school year is January 31st. Please submit paperwork in a timely manner to ensure we don't run out of space in your child's level. 
  • Schedule a Student Visit

    Once your Application is received, we will call to schedule a visit for your child. This visit allows your child and our teachers to interact in a warm and friendly classroom setting, and helps determine whether Inly seems to be the appropriate environment for your child.

    See Key Application Dates listed in the box below for details about days and times of Student Visits. Activities vary, depending on the student's age: 

    • Toddlers and their parents visit the Toddler classroom together. Children explore the room and meet with the Toddler teachers, while parents have a chance to see the environment first-hand. We invite groups of 4 to 5 applicants at a time for a 30-minute visit on February 10 @ 8:30 or 9:30am. After this date, arrangements can be made for visits via the Admissions Office.
    • Children’s House (preschool and Kindergarten) applicants visit with teachers in a small group, while parents speak with Inly faculty about their child and their educational goals. We invite groups of 4 to 5 applicants at a time for a 30-minute visit on February 10 @ 9:30 or 10:30am. After this date, arrangements can be made for visits via the Admissions Office.
    • First grade applicants visit with peers in a Kindergarten class for an afternoon (1:00–2:15pm). They work with Inly students, talk one-on-one with a Lower Elementary teacher, and do some brief testing so that we can determine the best placement for them at our school.
    • 2nd-6th grade applicants visit in an Elementary classroom for a morning (9:00am-1:00pm) with peers of their age. Applicants work with students in the classroom, participate in recess and lunchtime, talk one-on-one with a teacher, and do some brief testing so that we can determine the best placement at our school.  
      • Middle School 7th grade applicants visit our school for a full day (8:15am-2:30pm, M-Th). They work with our students, spend some one-on-one time with teachers, and do some brief testing so that we can determine the best placement for them at our school.
    • Schedule a Parent Interview

      We schedule a 30-minute visit for parents to meet with Inly teachers to help us learn more about your child, to discuss educational goals, and to help ensure that our school is the right match for your family. This visit will happen for the first 30 minutes after drop off, or the last 30 minutes of your child's visit, before pickup. We will discuss what works best for both parties during the admission process. Toddler and Children's House parents will do their interview during their child's visit.

    • Complete Financial Assistance Application

      New candidates must complete the online Admission Application in order to be considered for financial assistance. The deadline by which Financial Aid applications for the 2018-19 school year must be started is January 5, 2018. All supporting documents must be submitted by January 26, 2018 to be considered for a Financial Aid award.

      Inly School uses TADS to process financial assistance applications. To learn more about the full financial assistance application process, click on this link.
    • Enrollment

      The Admissions Committee offers enrollment after it has been determined that the student and Inly School are a good match for each other, and provided that appropriate placement is available.

      Applicants who have completed all necessary steps by the appropriate deadlines will be notified March 10, 2018. Families must then make an enrollment decision by April 10, 2018; a $1,500 deposit is required at that time to reserve your enrollment.

      Limited space is still available at certain levels for qualified applicants for the 2017-18 school year. 

    Key Application Dates

    Inly's application deadline for the 2018-19 school year is January 20, 2018. Limited space is still available for qualified applicants for the 2017-18 school year. Please complete your online application by clicking the blue "Apply to Inly" button (top right of page) or contact Stephanie Allison with any questions. 

    Paperwork
    Jan 5 - Financial Aid Application for new and returning students must be started
    Jan 20 - Admissions Application (with $50 fee) deadline
    Jan 26 - Financial Aid supporting documents are due
    Jan 31 - All student records (and AISNE form, if applicable) must be returned to Inly

    Visits
    Toddlers
    Toddler House student visits and parent interviews take place on Saturday, February 10, at 8:30am or 9:30am; then on a rolling basis during the school year (time scheduled through Admission Office)

    Preschool & Kindergarten
    Children's House student visits and parent interviews take place on Saturday, February 10, at 9:30am or 10:30am; then on a rolling basis during the school year (time scheduled through Admission Office)

    First Grade
    First grade applicants (current Kindergartners) visit during school year (1:00–2:15pm)

    Elementary
    2nd-6th grade applicants visit during school year (9:00am–1:00pm)

    Middle School (grades 7 and 8)
    Middle School 7th grade applicants visit during school year (8:15am–2:30pm, M–Th)
    We don't accept applications for incoming 8th graders

    Final Steps
    Mar 10 - Admissions decisions are shared (after March 10th, decisions are shared via rolling admissions, pending space)
    Apr 10 - Enrollment contracts due

    Inly School

    46 Watch Hill Drive | Scituate, MA 02066
    Tel: 781-545-5544 | Fax: 781-545-6522
    Welcome to Inly, a private, independent Montessori school with innovative programs that inspire toddlers, preschool and K-8 students to become independent, lifelong learners. Our inviting community draws students from 20 towns on the South Shore of Boston,
    including Scituate, Cohasset, Hingham, Norwell, Hanover, Marshfield, Pembroke, Plymouth and Hull.