The application process
We follow a rolling admissions process.
We review applications as they are received and completed. We see the admissions process as a partnership between family and school. Admission is based on myriad factors which we consider carefully to determine if the student, family, and school will be a good fit, the overarching question is, “Can we meet the needs and interests of the student?” Our goal is to create a partnership process that is supportive and collaborative, behaving in the best interests of all.
How to apply
Steps to apply for admission.
- The process begins when you schedule a campus tour & classroom observations.
- Complete the admission questionnaire and pay the $110.00 non-refundable application fee.
- Sign the Student Records Release form (for students who have attended any prior pre-school or school)
- We will ask for copies of transcripts, previous test results, and two student recommendation forms. (Please note: we will not be able to act on your application until this documentation has arrived, please ask that they be sent to us without delay.)
- Schedule a meeting with your child and a teacher.
At any time throughout the process we invite you to ask questions or schedule individual meetings.
Next, your child will visit one of our classes.
Toddlers & Primary
We invite applicants for the Toddler Program (18 months – 3 years) to meet with a Montessori guide for half an hour at a mutually respectful time. This meeting allows the guide to see the relationship between parent and child and ask questions about routines, temperament, and expectations.
Applicants for the Primary Program (ages 3-6) will meet with a Montessori guide for half of an hour at a mutually respectful time. This meeting allows your child time alone with the guide. The guide will assess the ability for parent/child separation, the ability of your child to follow simple directions, and the level of independence and focus your child currently exhibits.
Lower & Upper Elementary Applicants
Applicants for the Lower (Grades 1- 3) and Upper (Grades 4-6) Elementary Programs will meet with a Montessori guide for half an hour at a mutually respectful time. This meeting allows your child time alone with the guide. The guide will assess the ability of your child to follow directions and the level of independence and focus. This time will also give the guide a better sense of the student’s present level of reading fluency & comprehension, writing ability, mathematics, and cultural literacy.
Middle School Applicants
Parent(s) of applicants for the Middle School Program (Grades 7 & 8) will meet with the administration for half an hour at a mutually respectful time. At this meeting, parents will receive information regarding the application steps. Once this meeting and application steps have taken place, the student will be invited to shadow for 3 days. This time will allow the student and guide time to assess whether the program fits both.
After your child’s visit, the administration and teaching staff will determine acceptance. You will be notified within 24 hours of acceptance. If accepted, a security deposit must be paid, and all enrollment paperwork and other fees must be received to secure a place for your child in our school.