The admission procedure begins with a request for information about the school.
Parents attend a school tour where they can observe the children at work in the classrooms, learn about the Montessori philosophy on which the school is based, and about the parent cooperative aspect of the school. The Elementary Workshop Open Houses are held in November and February.
Parents send a completed application and the $100 non-refundable application fee.
Student Visit or Interview
Prospective Students are invited to the Elementary Workshop for an interview. Older children (5-10) are often asked to come into the classroom for a 1/2 day’s visit. After the interview/visit, parents are informed promptly of their children’s acceptance.
Criteria for Acceptance
Children are accepted on a first come first served basis, so long as there is a place available. We do not screen children through academic testing, however, we do make an effort to make sure we can truly meet any special needs children might have. If we cannot, we try to help parents find an alternative placement. Children applying mid-year will be considered as space is available. Children are accepted into our school without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed or national origin.
Once a child has been accepted, parents sign the enrollment contract which holds a place for the child. This contract must be accompanied by a $400 non-refundable tuition deposit.
Applications for scholarships must be made at the time of signing the enrollment contract. The deadline for scholarships is March 15.
Re-enrollment of current students takes place in early February. The school holds Open Houses in November and February. Most new enrollments take place before April 1 and the 3 and 4-year-old spaces fill quickly.
Note: The Elementary Workshop includes grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6. To be admitted to the school children must be 2 1/2 years old by September 1.