Parents are encouraged to take a tour of our school prior to turning in an application for the preschool program. We want to ensure parents understand the Montessori philosophy, our readiness expectations of the student, and the commitment and support we expect from our families. This is also an opportunity for prospective families to ask any questions they may have about our program.
Please submit an application along with the Application Fee.
Once we have received your completed application and application fee, you will receive an email within a few weeks to let you know your child’s status. Once your child’s application and fee are submitted, an Orientation Session will be scheduled. The orientation process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Orientations are typically scheduled Monday through Friday from 3:45-4:15 pm. Please remember to indicate your scheduling preference on the application.
Once you complete an orientation, your child’s application will go into a waiting pool.
Applicants who did not receive an offer of enrollment are in a waiting pool, not a waiting list. If and when we have a seat to offer your child, we will select a student from the waiting pool based on the following criteria: sibling preference, family previously enrolled at Sterling, previous Montessori experience (we require additional information as to where Montessori experience was acquired), date of application, and needs of the classroom(s).
Offer of Enrollment
Once an offer is extended, families will have 5 business days to accept our offer of enrollment. Enrollment appointments, which includes contract signing and submission of the applicable deposits and fees, must be scheduled and completed within 2 weeks after accepting our offer of enrollment.
Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Students are considered and accepted when spaces become available throughout the current academic year.
Academy Application/Enrollment Fees
A non-refundable/non-transferable application fee is due upon receiving all preschool Academy applications, and 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.