Admissions at Pinewoods Montessori
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!
Pinewoods Montessori welcomes children ages 18 months to 12 years. Priority is given to returning students, siblings and transferring Montessori students. After these considerations, children are accepted from those in the waiting pool according to their program preference and long-term school goals. 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.
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 visit - parents will observe/tour school
2. Parents submit an application for admission with $30 non-refundable application fee
3. A meeting/visit is scheduled with the child and the teacher. For elementary students, we request a full day visit as well as a brief parent-teacher meeting.
4. If available, a position will be offered to your child and you will receive an enrollment contract. A non-refundable $125 enrollment contract deposit will be due along with a signed contract. Upon receipt of the enrollment contract deposit, we will hold a place for your child in our program.
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.