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 members of our Admissions Committee. Once these steps have been completed the Admissions Committee will decide whether to accept a student.
Once accepted, parents will be notified of the decision by the Director of Admissions, along 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 and are only available on certain days at specific times. You must schedule a tour prior to coming in.
Please find alternate care for your children. Tours are for adults only.
Visit the campus for your tour. (Approximately 1 hour)
After the tour parents will be invited to submit an Online Application and pay the non-refundable $75 application fee with a credit or debit card.
The Admissions department will contact you in order to 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 $650 non-refundable commitment fee. ($400 of this fee will be applied toward the tuition should your child be enrolled.)
*The 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.