Please note: no external application will be considered, unless the online application form has been completed. 

Toddler (2 years old)  and Pre-School (3-6 years old)

  • Interviews will be offered beginning in the third term (August) for places for the following year.

  • An interview is not a guarantee of a place being offered.

Elementary (Grade 1-7)

  • Attending Stepping Stones Pre-School does not guarantee admission to Stepping Stones Elementary program, due the limited number of spaces available each year.

  • We require all children entering Elementary to have previously attended a Montessori school for at least 2 years. 

  • Admissions for Elementary Grade 1 in 2022 are now closed and any applications (internal and external) will be added to our waiting list. External applicants need to follow the procedure below.

  • Applications for entrance to Elementary Grade 1 for the year 2023 are now open. If your child is a part of the Stepping Stones Pre-School Program, please send an email to External applicants need to follow the procedure below.

How to apply:

  1. Complete the online application form

  2. Pay the non-refundable registration fee of R200 and send proof of payment to
    Our bank details are:
    THE CAPE TOWN MONTESSORI SCHOOL TRUST, Nedbank Gardens: Account no. 1142812537  Branch code 1010/09 

  3. Please state your child’s name and ‘reg fee’ as a reference.

  4. Once payment of the registration fee and application form has been received, your child’s name will be placed on our waiting list.

  5. Should a place become available, you will be called for an interview and your child will need to attend an assessment. 

  6. If your interview is successful, a placement fee is payable on acceptance of your child to the school. The school also requires a School Development Contribution Fee. Current fee structures can be found here.

  7. Should your child be accepted into our school, you will be required to sign a Service Agreement.