ADMISSIONS POLICY:

Admission is non-discriminatory and based on the educational concepts of Dr. Maria Montessori. Children between the ages of 2 and 6 years of age will be considered for enrollment upon receipt of a completed application form accompanied by the registration fee and/or first tuition deposit.

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY:

Parent Toddler Program (Ages 2-3):

  1. Children must be 2 years old on the first day of attendance.
  2. Children do not have to be toilet trained.
  3. Children attend class with one parent or other familiar adult.

To Apply: Request an application from the office and submit the required payment.

Primary Program (Ages 2 ½ -6)*:

  1. Children must be between ages 2 ½ and 4 on the first day of class.
  2. Children must be toilet trained. Occasional accidents are to be expected, but frequent accidents should not be the rule. Pull-ups or diapers are not allowed.
  3. Children should be able to separate from their parents within a reasonable amount of time.
  4. If a child has previous school experience, copies of records must be provided.
  5. Children older than 4 years of age will be considered for admission after May 1st.

To Apply: Request an application from the office and submit the required deposit(s).

Kindergarten Program (Ages 5-6)*:

  1. Children must be 5 prior to September 1.
  2. Children should have at least one year of Montessori experience in an AMS or AMI School.
  3. Copies of records must be provided.
  4. Children without prior Montessori experience will be considered for admission after June 15.

To Apply: Request an application from the office and submit the required deposit(s).

Additional Admission Requirements*:

  1. All children are expected to visit the school with their parents or guardians and take part in a pre-admission interview to determine readiness and placement. At that time, the student will work briefly with a teacher in the classroom.
  2. Any educational/psychological testing must be submitted prior to admission.
  3. Education for all children will be done within the parameters of the Montessori philosophy.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. New enrollees to Primary and Kindergarten:
    1. Request an application packet from the school office. Contact us here.
    2. Read the information contained in the packet: Application, parent manual and Montessori information.
    3. Observe a class. Call the school office to set up a mutually convenient time.
    4. Submit an application with the $35.00 Application Fee.
    5. Schedule an interview for your child with the school.
    6. No new students will be admitted after March 1 unless they are transferring from another Montessori School and register for the upcoming fall program.
  2. Returning students: Request an application, contract and submit them with required deposits.

REGISTRATION PRIORITY:

  1. Students who are currently enrolled in classes at Monarch Montessori School may register first until February 10 by submitting a completed application and contract and paying the $200.00 registration fee and 10% of the annual tuition as indicated on the fee schedule.
  2. Students who have attended Parent-Toddler Class through the Monarch Montessori School may register beginning February 13 by submitting a completed application and contract and by paying the $200.00 registration fee and 10% of the annual tuition as indicated on the fee schedule.
  3. Students who are transferring from another Montessori school, siblings of currently enrolled students, and siblings of formerly enrolled students may register beginning Feb. 21 by following the application process above.
  4. Children on the waiting list may register beginning March 1 by following the application process above.

Notice of acceptance will be made as soon as possible. Parents will be given health, immunization and emergency forms to complete at that time. Students in category #3 and #4 above will receive their contract. Acceptance must be made within 7 days to guarantee your space.