FALL 2021 Open House

Date: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Time: 1pm-3pm

Please join us for an open house to learn more about our school and meet our staff. This open house is for families interested in our program for 2022 and beyond, as we are already full for the 2021-22 school year.

Please email the school at boulderknollmontessori@yahoo.com to RSVP for this event.

Admissions Update, April, 2021

Thank you to all the interested families in our school. As we are limited in our enrollment to 20 children, we are not able to accept all applying families. At this time, we are full for the 2021-22 school year, and anticipating limited openings for 2022-23. We do anticipate having an open house in the fall of 2021 for future years. Please email the school if you would like to be notified when the date of this open house is established.

Admissions Update for 2021-22

As of January 20, 2021, Boulder Knoll has only two openings- for three year old boys- for the coming school year. We are not able to accept any more applications for 2021-22 for three year old girls, or four year old children. Our kindergarten program is also full.

If you have a boy who will be three years old before December 31st, 2021, and are interested in our program, please email the director, Jill, at boulderknollmontessori@yahoo.com or call the school at 203-272-5893. While we are not able to host tours while school is in session, we are happy to meet you to show you our school and grounds and have a conversation about our program. We look forward to hearing from you!

What to do when you are trying to keep Montessori momentum going at home

This video was created to support parents and teachers in the effort to manage the demands of social distancing guidelines during the 2020 CoVid19 Pandemic. It contains ideas for bringing the heart of the Montessori method for early childhood into the home environment. Led by our head of school and owner, Jill Bockmann, the video also reveals  the essence of Montessori education, and how we as a school support our families and recommend families plan for long periods of time at home, include during summer vacation, weather related closings, and public health related closings. The link for the document referred to in the video can be found here.



Update regarding Boulder Knoll and the CoVid 19 Pandemic and Admissions

Boulder Knoll Montessori closed on March 13, 2020 to help slow the spread of the CoVid 19 pandemic in the United States. We remained closed for the remainder of the school year, providing virtual academic and social support to children and their parents through the end of the school year in early June. We are currently on our annual summer vacation.

As of June 28th, 2020, Boulder Knoll plans to reopen for the fall of 2020, and will follow all required protocols outlined by the Department of Health, the CDC and the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood. As a very small school of only twenty children, with lots of outdoor learning space, we hope to be able to launch our 2020-21 school year with mostly outside time and will do all we can to provide a clear and carefully monitored school environment.


At this time, Boulder Knoll does not have any openings for the 2020-21 school year. All openings created by departing kindergarten children were filled by siblings of current students. As we have an extensive waitlist, we are not currently accepting any more application for our 2020-21 waitlist.

As of June 28th, we have more applications for 2021-22 than anticipated openings. While we have not as yet made our decisions for 2021-22, we know already that we will need to turn families away, and thus are not accepting applications for 2021-22 any longer.

If you are interested in exploring Boulder Knoll for your child for academic years 2022-23 and beyond, please contact the director, Jill Bockmann, via email boulderknollmontessori@yahoo.com.

Admissions for 2020-21

As of September 5, 2019, we do not anticipate having any openings for the 2020-21 school year. Our policy is to provide sibling preference and we anticipate filling anticipated openings with siblings. Currently families with applications on file will be informed if unanticipated openings occur. We do anticipate openings for 2021 and beyond, and encourage families who are interested for those school years to begin the admissions process early. We do already have applications for 2022-23!

Admissions Open House: Sunday, September 15th, 2019 1-3pm

Interested in exploring Boulder Knoll for your child? Please join us for an open house on Sunday, September 15th from 1-3pm. Bring your child, and watch him or her explore our environment, while you talk with the director, current teaching staff and current families about the unique experience that is Boulder Knoll Montessori. Please contact the director, Jill, to let her know that you will be attending: boulderknollmontessori@yahoo.com.

Hope to see you there!

Admissions Update 2019-20, 2020-21

Boulder Knoll is currently full for the 2019-20 school year. Thank you everyone who expressed interest in our school. Families with applications on file should contact the director to request to remain on the waitlist, in the event an opening should occur. 

Due to the small size of our school, and a large number of incoming siblings in the fall of 2020, openings for 2020-21 will be limited. 

An open house will be scheduled for the fall of 2019 for families interested in visiting the school for admissions in 2021 and beyond. 

Thank you all for your continued interest in our school.