We would like to sincerely thank you for taking the time and effort to review our enrollment process. The following are the steps we offer you, so that you and your child can experience Glen Park Montessori first hand.
1. Attend an Information Night.
These evenings are intended to introduce families to our school, and the Montessori philosophy. Rosemary Rae, Head of School, will give a presentation and answer questions. Currently enrolled parents in our school will also be in attendance to answer questions as needed from a parent’s perspective. We begin promptly at 6:30 pm. and are generally finished by 7:30. The tour included a look at both floors (classrooms) and our lovely outside play area. These evenings are for adults only.
2. Schedule a 30-minute Parent Visit.
Please bring your application to this appointment.
First, please complete our questionnaire so we can get to know a little more about your family. Then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Parent Visits may take place generally during our enrollment period (November through April) but may be scheduled any time upon request- on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for 30-minute increments.
3. Schedule a 30-minute Child Visit. The application fee ($45) is due at this appointment.
Child Visits take place during our enrollment period: November through April. A lead teacher will work directly with your child to observe how independent your child is, how he or she responds to the Montessori environment, if they can be engaged with and enjoy some of the classroom materials. A certain amount of maturity is needed to participate in the classroom in this way, therefore, we ask that you bring your child at the age of 2.7 or older. We anticipate that we will be able to work with your child without you present but if needed you may quietly observe in the classroom.
Please note: Children must be fully “potty trained” before starting school. This included dressing, undressing, cleaning, and hand washing. Although infrequent accidents may happen, we cannot enroll your child until he or she is competent in these areas. Thank you!!
If the school and your child are a good fit (this is a decision made by you, your child, the teachers, and the Head of School) and space is available for the upcoming school year, you will be sent a formal invitation to join our school family. You will have 5 days to respond at which point we will provide you with the enrollment forms online. The enrollment fee of $350 and the entirety of the first month’s tuition are required to reserve your child’s space. These fees are non-refundable.
Please note that there are no part-time tuition costs and there is an additional lunch fee. An appointment must be scheduled to meet with our Director, Ana Padilla, to finalize all forms and fees.
*Please note that we do not prorate tuition. Our tuition is an annual fee that we divide into twelve monthly installments.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept most of our potential candidates. If we cannot accommodate you for the school year to which you have applied, we will be happy to keep you on a waitlist should a space become available.
We thank you again for your interest and the time you have taken to consider Glen Park Montessori for your child and family.