Students at Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School are accepted in a lottery process. All Academy children must be three years of age before beginning classes at Sterling Montessori Academy. All Kindergarten students must be five years old prior to August 31. (No exceptions)
Current Sterling parents requesting enrollment for siblings into the Academy (our preschool program) or to the Charter School (grades Kindergarten through 8th) must submit a lottery application. Parents with students enrolled in our preschool program requesting entry to Kindergarten must also submit a lottery application. A child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2012, to be considered for Kindergarten. We make no exceptions.
Students must be completely toilet-trained and able to clean themselves in all areas associated with the bathroom to gain enrollment. Students that have continual accidents are not considered toilet-trained and therefore cannot remain in the program. Diapers and pull-ups are not permitted.
A non-refundable/non-transferable application fee is due upon receiving all preschool Academy applications; a non-refundable/non-transferable tuition deposit fee is due upon receiving a signed contract. A one time non-refundable/non-transferable family enrollment fee is paid by each family enrolled in Sterling Montessori Academy. A signed application must be on file for each child.
Charter Enrollment and The First Days of School
Sterling parents should be aware of the impact of their child’s attendance in the Charter School during the first twenty days of school. As far as state and school district funding for each Charter student, children are not counted as an enrolled student until they attend their first full half-day of instruction.
Full funding for the year requires that your student be in attendance on the first day of school. 1/20thof the full year funding is deducted each day your child is not enrolled. For example, if your child misses the first 5 days of school consecutively, he/she is considered enrolled on the sixth day and the school loses ¼ of the funding for your child for the year.
We believe parents want Sterling Montessori Charter School to receive the full annual funding for their student. Thus parents should have their child in attendance on the first day of school.