Application Process

 

 

Policy

Montessori In Town admits children regardless of economic or social class, race, ethnic heritage, religious beliefs, or family structure. Montessori In Town offers Toddler (ages 15 months–2 ½ years), Primary (ages 2½–6+ years), and Elementary (ages 6–9+ years) programs.
 

Interview Process

We request that prospective parents schedule a classroom observation or attend an Open House or other events, as invited by Montessori In Town. Please see our calendar or contact the school office for further information.

Upon receipt of your completed application packet, you will be contacted to schedule a parent interview and child visit. We request that both parents and/or guardians be present for the Parent Interview, if applicable. At the Primary level, we prefer that the child be at least 2 years 4 months for their child visit; the child visit is a one-on-one visit between the child and a Primary teacher. Ideally a child enters the primary classroom between the ages of two and a half and three and a halfFor older children, transferring from a Montessori School, this visit will occur while class is in session. Elementary applicants are asked to bring a sampling of work from their current school. In some cases we may request that a child return for a second visit.

Admission

Admissions decisions are made by the administrative staff in conjunction with the teaching staff. These decisions are based on an evaluation of the child’s visit, parent interview, school transcripts (if applicable), and the needs of the existing classes with regard to balance of age and sex. Upon receipt of a signed tuition payment plan, enrollment contract, and non-refundable tuition deposit (equal to one month’s tuition payment), Montessori In Town will secure a place for your child.
 

Enrollment Requirements

Families will receive a school calendar, parent handbook, and appropriate enrollment forms to be completed and returned to us prior to your child’s start date. Parents are required to read the parent handbook in its entirety and sign an agreement to adhere to the guidelines within.  All enrollment forms, including immunization records, must be current and on file in our office in order for your child to begin school.

If your child has previously attended school, contact the Montessori In Town office to request the Authorization for Release of Information and Teacher Recommendation forms. These forms are required for all applicants to the Elementary level. Please submit these forms to the office at your child’s current school. These forms are required for a complete application packet and must be delivered directly from the school office to Montessori In Town in order to be considered valid.
 

To Apply

Once you decide to apply, please complete the application, indicating for which program you are applying your child, and submit it to Montessori In Town with the non-refundable application fee. Applications are processed as they are received, however families are encouraged to submit applications early to allow ample time for the admissions process. If you are seeking academic admissions for the current school year, we recommend submitting your application at your earliest convenience.