Montessori In The Park Enrollment Steps & Policies
Steps to Enroll
Prospective parents are invited and encouraged to SCHEDULE A TOUR. You will meet with our Education Director for 45-60 minutes to watch a short video about the Montessori Teaching Method and then take our “Walk in the Park” tour of the classrooms.
*Depending on the time of your visit, you may also have an opportunity to observe a class.
The type of classroom observation will vary depending on the age of the prospective student.
- Primary parents will complete a 30-minute observation in a Primary class. Simultaneously, the student will be observed in the adjoining classroom for an informal assessment.
- Elementary Students will be invited to visit for a full school day from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Following your observation, we will reach out to see if you have any questions or if you are ready to apply.
- You will receive an email to complete an online Enrollment Application.
- Your application will be reviewed by the Education Director and Head of School.
- If your child has previously attended school, records will be requested.
Once your Application is reviewed and accepted, you will receive an email inviting you to complete an online Enrollment Contract, which will require:
- Birth Certificate
- Current Immunization Records
- Emergency Card
- $300 Non-Refundable deposit ($100 Registration & $200 Tuition Deposit.)
To enroll a child at Montessori in the Park, the application requirements must be completed in addition to the age specific requirements below.
Child must be 18 months by September 1st
Child must be age 3 by September 1st
Attend a 30-minute class observation
Child must be age 6 by September 1st
Attend a Shadow Day
Chronological Age Versus Readiness
Montessori values each child’s uniqueness; because of this, Montessori schools may place students according to readiness, not age. The aim is always to place the child in the environment best suited to serving the developmental needs of the individual child.
Montessori in the Park does not discriminate based on sex, sexual orientation, race, color, disability, national origin, and ethnic origin or religious affiliation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. Students with physical or mental disabilities will be provided with accommodations consistent with Title III of the ADA, as stated in the MIP Family Handbook.
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