Elementary Enrollment Procedure (Grades 1-6)

Students may be enrolled for the current school term at any time during the school year as long as spaces are available. Enrollment opens for the upcoming summer and fall terms after the CMS Open House in February. Any requests for special accommodations or changes to the enrollment procedures listed below must be made in writing to the school office and approved by the Director. Priority enrollment is always given to current students followed by siblings and then students with prior Montessori experience. All other placements are made on a first come, first served basis.  Please note, new enrollments for elementary aged students will not be accepted to begin in a summer term.  New elementary enrollments must begin during the school year (September through June)

1.) School Tour
Set up a tour with the school office. You will receive basic school information at that time and be able to see the school facilities and ask questions. You will also receive an enrollment packet at this time.

2.) Submit Enrollment Packet and Schedule a Classroom Assessment
Return your student’s enrollment packet including recommendation letters and personal essay (grades 4‐6 only). Schedule your student a ½ day classroom assessment at this time. Once this packet is received and classroom assessment complete, the student’s eligibility for enrollment will be determined by the director. Families will be contacted with either acceptance or denial of enrollment within 2 weeks.

3.) Submit Application Form and Enrollment Fees
If your student is accepted for enrollment, a new student application fee of $200 is required to secure your student’s space in a classroom. Returning students are required to pay a $175 registration fee each new school year.

4.) Select A Start Date and Return Student Enrollment Forms
Upon reaching this step, students may enroll immediately if space is available in their age group or they will be placed on a wait list for the first available opening. Students may also choose to set a start date for the beginning of a summer term or the beginning of the following school term. Families will receive their student’s full enrollment forms at this time. All forms must be returned to the school office at least 24 hours prior to the student’s chosen start date.