Application Process

Welcome to Ratner Montessori!

We encourage you to visit Ratner Montessori School (virtually!) and experience our unique educational environment first-hand. Our mission states that we empower a diverse community of students to find joy in learning and to become their best selves - take a tour, meet students and teachers, see our Montessori classrooms in action, and discover how we live our mission. We look forward to sharing our remarkable school with you!


Our admissions process is as follows:


1. Contact us: Call us at 216 464 0033 x1120 or email Jerrid Atkinson, Director of Enrollment Management at


2. Visit the school for a tour (by appointment only) and complete an Application for Admission. Applications are available during your tour and can also be downloaded below. You can pay your application fee online here.


3. Assessment and Records

Once the application is complete, your child’s assessment date will be scheduled. You must supply the school with past report cards and teacher recommendations (1st grade and up).


4. Family Interview

Your family will meet with the Head of School, Program Director, or Director of Enrollment Management to go over the application process and have any final questions answered.


5. Acceptance Decision

Offers of Admission are based on the results of the Student Assessment and the Family Interview.


The Ratner Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation in the administration of its admission policies or financial aid program.