The Enrollment process at Casa Montessori involves six steps: Parent Tours, Application, Wait List, Classroom Observation, Registration, and Parenting Classes. Orientation Sessions and information about financial assistance follow the basic admission sequence.
To help parents learn more about Montessori education and our program in particular, we offer monthly tours. The tour takes place in one of our beautiful prepared environments after the children have gone home for the day. During your visit, you will learn about:
- A brief history of Casa Montessori, our accreditations, traditions, and values
- Dr. Maria Montessori and her insight into the development of the human being
- A typical day in the life of a three-year-old
- The Montessori materials and how they are shared with the children
- Our waiting list, programs, and application guidelines
- How to schedule an observation
Parent tours take place monthly, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., while Casa is in session and are for adults only. In addition to the information session, you will receive a packet which includes an application. You may schedule a tour by calling the ofﬁce at 474-4119.
Application / Wait List
At the information session, you will receive a packet which includes an application. Upon receipt of the application, accompanied by a $100.00 fee, your childʼs name will be entered on a Wait List which corresponds to his/her birth year. Wait List policies are detailed during the parent tour session.
A requirement for being considered for registration is for parent(s) to spend a morning observing in one of the classrooms. Although the information received during the parent tour is comprehensive, it cannot provide parents with the same kind of information one gains by seeing a Montessori class in action. Parents will receive an observation guide, and be encouraged to have questions answered by the Head of School afterward. An observation period insures that parents have a clear understanding of how the Montessori approach works and that it is compatible with their values and what they desire for their child. A collaborative relationship with parents will help insure their childʼs years at Casa Montessori are a positive, enriching experience.