Children are accepted for the Primary Preschool
level between the ages of two and four. Children older than four may be considered for enrollment, especially when transferring from other Montessori schools, after an interview with a teacher.
First, interested parents visit the school. Thoughtful observation in a class allows them the best opportunity to see what children do in this environment. Questions often come to mind during this experience.
After observation, parents are given time to ask questions.
Then, an Application with a $75 non-refundable Application Fee activates the process of review and placement. An interview with the Director of Education is set to determine the mutual interest, suitability of the program for the family.
An Acceptance Letter is extended with Enrollment materials and there is a 10-day window in which to accept the space(s) offered.
After enrollment, a definite placement is made, depending upon space available and the need to balance the classes as to age, sex, etc. The teacher calls the family to arrange an orientation visit for the child(ren). The child is invited by the teacher to visit the classroom to see where drink, bathroom and other essentials are located and to learn about activities that can be chosen right away on the first day of class.
If placement is made in Spring for the following fall, the teacher will call and arrange the visit closer to the beginning of the year.
We generally enroll following the order of applications received, though siblings of Northwoods students receive priority. Details about our Primary School Program…