Please use the following information to guide you through our admissions/enrollment process. We are happy to answer any questions and encourage you to contact us.
One World Montessori is co-educational and non-denominational. Admission decisions are based on the space available and an evaluation of the suitability of OWM for each student. All incoming students should be three years old and fully toilet trained. Generally, priority consideration for enrollment is given to applicants in the following order:
- Returning OWM students
- Qualified siblings of current OWM students
- All other qualified applicants
One World Montessori strives for a diverse student body and actively seeks children who will be independent, motivated learners, kind spirits, and good citizens. We strive to ensure the appropriate gender and age balance in each classroom.
OWM seeks to create an optimal developmental environment for all students. The creation of peer groupings is very important; therefore, great care is taken to maintain gender and age balance in each classroom.
OWM has rolling admission, which means that we accept applications throughout the year and accept students all year long. We welcome inquiries and applications from all families with children ranging from 3 years of age to 14 years of age (Pre K through 8th grade).
Steps to Admission:
Parents/Guardians should schedule a tour to visit One World Montessori. A tour of our school will give you the opportunity to learn about the Montessori method of education, see our campus, observe our classrooms, experience our school community, and ask questions to determine if One World Montessori is the right place for your child and family.
Fill out an application and once your completed application is received, we will contact you to set up your child’s school visit.
3. Child Visit
The school visit will last between 30 minutes and a few hours depending on the age of your child. These meetings allow children to experience a typical work cycle and provide an opportunity for the teacher to connect with the prospective student. The child visit is an integral step in the admissions process.
The head of school determines the availability of space in each classroom. If no opening is available, your child’s application will be included in the waiting pool and you will be contacted when an opening arises.
Once accepted, parents will receive the enrollment package which contains the contract and bank authorization forms. Parents must sign and return contracts with the non-refundable deposit ($600 for 3&4 Year Old 1/2 Day; $750 for 3&4 Year Old Full Day and K-8) within 7 days. The enrollment process is complete when payment is received. This non-refundable deposit is used as your family’s school year commitment to One World Montessori.
- The parent/guardian must also submit a certificate of immunization on child’s first day of attendance or within 30 calendar days from the first day of attendance. The child may not attend the facility if not submitted.
Denial of Admissions
After the completion of the admission process, if the head of school does not believe that One World Montessori is the optimum environment for your child then your child will not be granted admission to the school. We realize that every child is unique and has specific needs. In some cases, we may not be able to address the needs of your child. In this case, we will try to recommend some educational alternatives.
One World Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or any other protected class in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.