1) SCHEDULE A TOUR
We ask that parents take a tour of our school prior to turning in an application for the preschool program. Topics will include the Montessori philosophy and approach, readiness expectations of the child and why Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarteners are together in a classroom. There will also be an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about our program.
2) SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Preschool Applications can be downloaded HERE. You can submit your application either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by delivering them in person to the Main Office. Once we have received your completed application, we will send an email within the week to acknowledge receipt of the application and to provide instructions for next steps.
3) MEET & GREET
Shortly after your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule a “Meet & Greet” Session for you and your child. If you have not attended a tour, we will ask that you schedule one to gain a better understanding of our Montessori program. Meet and Greet sessions are a 45 minute informal session that allows us to get to know your child, as well as giving parents an opportunity to ask questions about our enrollment process.
4) WAITING POOL
Applicants are placed in a waiting pool, not a waiting list. If and when we have a seat to offer, we will select a student from the waiting pool based on the following criteria: staff & 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).
5) OFFER OF ENROLLMENT
Once an offer of enrollment is extended, families will have 5 days to accept it. An enrollment appointment, which includes contract signing and submission of the applicable deposits and fees, must be scheduled and completed within 2 weeks after accepting our offer.
Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Students are accepted when spaces become available throughout the current academic year.