ADMISSIONS

PROGRAM OPTIONS

Full Day

7:30 - 5:30*

School Day

8:30 - 3:00

Half Day and Lunch

8:30 - 1:00

Half Day

8:30 - 11:30

*optional care until 6pm available.

All of our program options are five days a week and are offered during the academic year with an optional summer program.  The five days may be configured in various ways depending on the needs of the family (e.g. Full Day for 3 days and School Day for the remaining 2 days per week.)

Children must be three years old, be able to use the toilet independently, and wear cloth underwear at all times (including during rest time) to enroll in any program. Children turning three after the start of the Academic Year may start mid-term, on their third birthday or after, if space permits until mid-December. Kindergarteners must be 5 years old by September 1 of their Kindergarten year.

Midwest’s Early Childhood program is intended to be a three year experience and is most beneficial when it includes the kindergarten year. All children in kindergarten are expected to attend either the School Day (8:30 to 3) or Full Day Program (8:30 to 5:30 or 6:00) in order to meet the extended day requirements for kindergarten.

Midwest Montessori Demonstration School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions, or personnel policies.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, children with disabilities will be admitted on the basis of the above policies, given that their admittance does not cause “undue burden” to or alter the basic nature of the program.

Prior to making an enrollment decision for a child, we ask that parents take the time to visit the school during the academic year and observe a classroom for at least one hour in duration. Parents applying during the summer months are asked to come in for a school tour. After the observation or tour, visitors will have the opportunity to meet with the Administrator, who will answer questions regarding philosophy and enrollment process.

All families interested in enrolling their child are required to submit an application for each child along with a one-time-per-family application fee.  Applications will not be accepted prior to the required parent observation visit or school tour. Admission applications are available in the prospective parent information packet obtained by contacting the school office.

At those times when there is insufficient space to accommodate the needs of every interested family, the school will maintain a waiting list.  A complete application form and paid application fee will secure a priority place on that list.

Since Midwest Montessori prides itself on developing strong relationships and partnerships with parents to ensure that every child reaches his or her potential, a Directress or the Administrator will contact you to arrange an informal visit for your child once your application has been received. This is an opportunity for your child to interact with Montessori materials under the guidance of our teaching staff and “try the classroom on for size.”  Once we have met your child and discussed your educational goals for him or her, a contract offer can be made.

It is the policy of MMDS to obtain student records for each child who transfers from a preschool or daycare to Midwest Montessori.  A Records Release form will be provided to parents to sign, giving permission to the child’s former school to send over records to MMDS. MMDS obtains records for all transfer students in order to have a better sense of where the student is in their academic progress.

Confirmation of space availability is received in the form of a contract offer.  An offer of a contract for enrollment at Midwest Montessori School for the academic year and summer programs are guided by the following priority system:

  1. Currently enrolled students.
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled students.
  3. Students with previous Montessori experience.
  4. Families new to the school.

The balance of spaces available will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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