Enrollment & School Tours


Now Accepting Applications for the 2024-25 school year!


RSMS is accepting applications for grades TK-8.  For the 2024/25 school year, TK (transitional kindergarten) students must turn 5 by June 2, 2025; kindergarten students turn 5 by Sept. 1, 2024.  RSMS does not have a pre-school program.

New Student Application

Verification of Montessori Experience Form

Inquiries may be directed to Jenn at [email protected] or by calling (916) 936-2333 ext 113

Proof of Montessori experience or residency may be dropped off in the front office or scanned and emailed to the above email address.  These must be received by the end of February for priority in the lottery.  This does not apply to applications received March 1 or later, as those students will be added to the waitlist or offered enrollment (if space is available in that grade) in the order they are received.

School Tours

RSMS offers tours on Wednesday mornings, by appointment only.  Please email [email protected] to schedule a tour.


Rising Sun enrollment priority:

1. Siblings of current Rising Sun students

2. Children of Rising Sun employees

3. Children of a Rising Sun founding board member

4. Children with one-year prior Montessori experience (please provide written verification from prior school-see link to form above)

5. Children who reside within the Buckeye Union School District (please provide utility bill for verification of address)

6. All other children


Public Lottery Drawing Process for the Next School Year

At the close of open enrollment (end of February), Rising Sun will place all returning students into leveled classes for next year.  New applications will then be considered once the number of available spaces in each classroom is determined.  If Rising Sun receives fewer new student applications than available space, parents/guardians will be notified of acceptance and will have five business days to reply that they accept the offer to enroll at Rising Sun.  Failure to respond within the five business days will result in the forfeiture of the enrollment spot and the student will have to re-apply for the next enrollment cycle which begins in March.

If Rising Sun receives more new student applications than available space, parents will be notified via email and a lottery will take place in March on our campus at 4940 Robert J Mathews Parkway in El Dorado Hills.  Lottery groupings will be based on the priority criterion listed on the initial application and in accordance with our charter petition.  Parents/Guardians need not be present to have their student considered in the lottery drawing.  After the lottery drawing is completed, parents/guardians will be notified via email of either their admission to Rising Sun, or their placement on a waiting list, as well as their wait list number.  Parents/Guardians will then have five business days to reply with their acceptance of the offer to enroll or placement on the waiting list at Rising Sun for the upcoming school year.  Parents/Guardians who do not respond with acceptance of either admission or placement on the wait list within five business days will be removed from the current enrollment pool and will have to re-apply during our second enrollment cycle, which will begin in March.