Care must be taken to ensure that our Montessori school is the right fit for your child’s scholastic career.
The first step in the Montessori admissions process is to observe one of our classes.
Before considering enrollment in our school we encourage you to make an appointment to observe a classroom and tour our campus. This is an important first step in finding the right Montessori school for your child. During this first meeting we will also have an opportunity to go over the details of the programs and curriculum we offer as well as to answer any questions you may have for our staff.
In order to process your application, the following steps must be adhered to: 1. Schedule an observation in a classroom of the level you are applying. 2. Complete application and submit to VMS with the $50.00 application fee. 3. Complete admissions questionnaire for desired age group. 4. If applicable, request records from current school and return the teacher questionnaire. 5. When the above information is received, we will call you to arrange a teacher interview with your child. This interview might not be with your child's teacher. 6. The Director of Education will contact you when the admission process is complete. 7. Upon acceptance a contract for the school year will be offered.
VMS offers toddler, primary, and elementary level Montessori programs. While it is presumed that all children will advance from one program to the next, entrance into each new program requires either an evaluation for readiness or a recommendation from the student’s teacher.
Primary class candidates apply for an educational program wherein the final year is the child’s kindergarten year. All applicants are expected to complete the Montessori primary program, as this is a crucial part of the child’s culmination of learning in this curriculum. A multi-age classroom community thrives when older children share their wisdom with younger students. The mentorship aspect of the environment provides the older child opportunities for growth, both intellectually and socially, not present in a single-aged setting. Please note: Acceptance of siblings of children whose parents elect to not complete the program is at the discretion of the administration.
Village Montessori School makes every effort to promote diversity within its student body and staff and as a value in its curriculum; therefore, we do not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, gender, age, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs. We welcome your comments or questions regarding the application process, and VMS celebrates your commitment to education with you and your child.
We, at VMS, believe learning is a cooperative effort undertaken by the school and the parents. Therefore, we depend on parents to be involved in order to maintain our higher standards. Parent education nights are offered by our staff several times a year to facilitate better understanding of Montessori education. These dates will be post on the school calendar at the beginning of the year in order to facilitate your attendance at these opportunities as early as possible. Attendance by at least one parent or guardian is required.