If you do not receive placement in Kindergarten at your Montessori school, you can re-apply for the draw the following school year for Grade 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Transfer applications to another District Program Options (Montessori) school are NOT accepted for Montessori Kindergarten and Grade 1.

  • Children Currently Attending a Richmond School District School – For children already registered and attending a Richmond School District school who wish to enter Montessori for the first time (Kindergarten - Grade 4), please follow the instructions shown in the section, The Application Process.

  • Children Currently Attending a Private/Independent School in Richmond – Students currently attending a private school who wish to apply for Montessori must first register at Central Registration with the required documents as outlined on the Registration Information page.

  • Children Currently Attending School Outside the City of Richmond – Non-Richmond residents need to apply to register, please follow the directions as outlined on this page. If approved to register, non-Richmond residents can email programoptions@sd38.bc.ca to apply and will be added to the end of the waitlist.

All correspondance such as information concerning your child's placement are done via e-mail. You should set your computer's anti-spam filter (if applicable) to accept emails from ProgramOptions@sd38.bc.ca You should also add this e-mail address to your email contact list or address book. This will ensure that your email provider and computer does not reject emails coming from this e-mail address.

Wait lists for Montessori Grades 1 to 4 will be dissolved on the third Friday of September at 4:00pm.  

Wait lists for Montessori Kindergarten will be dissolved on the third Friday of December at 4:00pm.

We do not provide specific information as to location on the wait list or size of the wait list. Families will be contacted if a placement becomes available before that time.

Parents are responsible to provide transportation for their children enrolled in District Program Options, which includes Montessori programs.

The application will be accepted and placed at the end of the wait list.

  • Families who accept Montessori placement for their child are no longer registered at their local catchment school.
  • Parents/legal guardians must re-register their child at Central Registration for their English catchment school.
  • There is no guarantee there will be space at your local catchment school.
  • It is the parent/legal guardian's responsibility to contact the District Program Options office by email at ProgramOptions@sd38.bc.ca.
  • For more information about registration timelines, please visit the Registration Information page.