Academy Enrollment

Academy (Preschool) Admissions Policy

Application Requirements:

Parents are encouraged to take a tour of our school prior to turning in an application in 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 following items:

  • Application Fee
  • Birth Certificate (Copy)

Once we have received your completed application and application fee, each family will be contacted to schedule an orientation with one of our academy (preschool) teachers.

The orientation process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Orientations are typically scheduled Monday through Friday from 3:45-4:15PM. Please remember to indicate your scheduling preference. Thank you!

Waiting Pool: 

Once you complete an orientation, your child’s application will go into a waiting pool.

Applicants that did not receive an offer of enrollment are in a waiting pool, not a waiting list. If and when we have a seat, we will select a student from the waiting pool based on the following criteria: Sibling preference, Previous Montessori experience, Family previously enrolled in Sterling, 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 done on a rolling basis. Students are considered and accepted when spaces are 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; 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.