Admissions at Pinewoods Montessori
Children are accepted on the basis of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom. It is equally important to determine whether the parents’ educational philosophy is compatible with that of PWMS. The enrollment procedure consists of
1. A parent observation visit - parents will be allowed to observe or tour the program in which they are interested in applying.
2. Parents submit an application for admission with $30 non-refundable application fee
3. A meeting is scheduled with the child and the teacher.
4. If available, a position will be offered to your child. A non-refundable $125 enrollment contract deposit will be due at this time. Upon receipt of the enrollment contract deposit, we will hold a place for your child in our program and you will be contractually obligated for the year’s tuition.
5. If you wish to withdraw your child from the school, you will be obligated to the remainder of the tuition until such a time as a suitable replacement can be found. Pinewoods Montessori is a private school supported by tuition.
The extended-day program is for students with demonstrated aptitude and maturity for the all-day program. This must be the child’s third year in primary, or the child must be five years of age to be considered for extended-day.
For a student who is accepted into an elementary class without having a Montessori education background, a trial period of four to six weeks allows for the teachers to observe appropriate aptitude and to determine compatibility for our program.
A Montessori education is more than a way to give your child facts. It's a way to inspire them, to shape their view of the world and how they will participate in it. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Pinewoods community!
Download our application for admission. Please mail or bring to the school at your convenience.
Statement of Non-Discrimination
Pinewoods Montessori welcomes children, aged 18 months to 12 years, from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, family structure or sexual orientation. Priority is given to returning students, sibling, and transferring Montessori students. After these considerations, children are accepted from those in the waiting pool according to their stated program preference and long-term school goals.