Admission & Application:
Children are accepted into the program on the basis of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom. It is equally important to determine whether the parents' educational philosophy is compatible with that of Montessori Community School. The admissions process consists of a parent tour, submission of an application form and non-refundable application fee, a Parent Interview with the Head of School, Associate Heads of School and in some cases, the Head of the desired Program or a classroom teacher. Once these items have been completed the school administration will decide whether to accept a student.
Parents will be contacted by the Admissions Administrator with information on how to proceed with enrollment. In cases where classrooms are full, the child's name will be placed on a waiting list.
The Montessori Community School welcomes all qualified individuals regardless of sex, race, religion, color, national/ethnic origin.
To apply for admission:
Request a tour. Fill out the inquiry form to arrange a tour. A member of our staff will contact you within 2 business days to confirm your tour date. Tours typically last one hour.
Please find alternate care for your children. Tours are for adults only.
Visit the campus for your tour. (Approximately 1 hour)
Submit a completed application form and a non-refundable $50 application fee to the admissions office. (Elementary & Middle School applications only) Submit one of the Teacher Recommendation forms to your child's most recent teacher. Submit the Adult Leader Recommendation form to another adult your child is involved with such as a coach, scout leader, music instructor, etc. We must receive the two recommendation forms in order for your application to be complete and to continue the application process.
It is recommended that parents schedule a time to observe in the child’s potential classroom/program. (30 minutes-1 hour)
Parents or Guardians will be contacted to arrange for a time to meet with administration. This meeting is an opportunity to make sure that we share a common view of the purpose of education, that parents have an accurate understanding of Montessori education and reasonable expectations of our school, and that all adults involved can work together in support of the child. The interview is an excellent time for you to ask any additional questions you may have about our school as well as to ensure that there is a good match between your family and the Montessori environment. In certain instances children are invited to visit the classroom and meet their potential teachers and peers while parents are in the parent interview. This is based on the time of year the student might begin, information in the recommendation forms, and specific information shared by parents in the application. (30 minutes - 1 hour)
If your application is accepted, you will receive the enrollment packet which will need to be completed and returned with the $600 non-refundable commitment fee. ($400 of this fee will be applied toward the annual tuition should your child be enrolled for the entire school year.)
*Admissions procedure is subject to variation. The application process typically takes about 3-4 weeks from the time the application is received. The process can be expedited as long as all appropriate documentation is submitted in a timely manner.