Admissions

Children’s House welcomes new students through out the academic year.

Children’s House (CH) Program Enrollment:

Children 3 to 6 years of age may be admitted to the Children’s House Program on a space-available basis. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, children with learning or physical disabilities are accepted. Registration is offered in February for the following school year for new students. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to:

  1. re- enrolling students
  2. children of full-time faculty or BOD
  3. siblings of currently enrolled students.

Preschool aged children (3-4 yrs.) may enroll for half day programming. Kindergarten friends may enroll for full day.   See the Children’s House Director for more information.

Readiness for Children’s House:

Like all early childhood settings, our program requires a degree of independence from students in order for them to have a positive experience. Even though each of our classrooms is well staffed with a lead teacher and two assistants, students need to be able to manage many self-care tasks on their own. Children enrolled in CH should be able to feed and dress themselves as well as be independent in the toileting process. We ask that children who are enrolled be able to care for their toileting needs, reasonable accommodations will be made for accidents. In general, children starting preschool should be able to work and play independently for short periods, to focus on one task or project for several minutes, to follow simple instructions, and to sit still for a few minutes for lessons and circle time.

New Student Next Steps:

  • Apply for admittance. Forms are available on the Parent Info. Link.
  • Notices for New Student or Wait List placement for Fall ’17-’18 will go out in early April.
  • Attend an Informational Meeting (required) to receive your child’s classroom assignment. Dates and times will be disclosed when you are notified of your child’s placement.  During this meeting you will:
    • Meet the Children’s House Staff
    • Receive an overview of Montessori at the Children’s House Level
      • The Children’s House Montessori Environment
      • Children’s Kiva Montessori School’s Community Goals & Expectations
      • PTO overview
    • Walking Tour of our campus
    • Receive your child’s classroom assignment