Parents schedule a tour with the school office. Tours are scheduled on Monday- Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Please click here to request a tour or call to make an appointment (351-3655). If distance does not permit you to visit, we ask that you call and discuss your needs and any questions with the Admissions Director Ms. Irina Jamison – (517) 351-3655, x.12.
Parents complete Application Form and Application Questionnaire and submit them with a birth certificate and a non-refundable $45.00 application fee to the office. We recommend submitting an application at least one year before intended start date. Applications are accepted year round. Family will receive a letter confirming receipt of the application and application fee.
Parents are encouraged to schedule classroom observation before or after submitting the application. Families will have priority for available spaces based on:
- Siblings of children in the program
- Prior Montessori experience
- Balancing classrooms by age and gender
- Attendance at all required Parent Study Program classes
- Commitment to complete full Elementary program at Radmoor
- Date of application
The first round of admissions takes place during the month of March. If we have an opening for your child, you will be notified in the beginning of April and sent an admission packet. A student is formally admitted once a signed letter of admission coupled with a tuition deposit is received by the school. The second round of admissions happens as needed around the beginning of May.
Parents register and attend the required parent classes – Montessori 101 and Getting Ready for Montessori. We encourage parents completing this requirement before the first round of admissions in March.
A comprehensive enrollment packet is sent out in July. This includes all the necessary paperwork, calendars, and teacher assignments, etc.
Our parents participating in Journey & Discovery parent class – class where parents get to be the Montessori students!
The Montessori Toddler Program is for children around 18 months old (and who are steady on their feet) through the age of 3 years. Children will be admitted to the program up to 29 months of age. After that it is advisable to wait until they are old enough for entry into the Primary classroom.
The Montessori Primary Classroom is a three-year program designed for children ages around 3 to 6. Children can enter when they are at least 2 years and 9 months old and are using the bathroom independently. Because children are considered “Kindergarten” age if they turn 5 before September 1st, those who begin prior to age 3 may require a fourth year in the Primary classroom. It is required to complete a full Montessori cycle if you are considering enrolling in the Primary community.
The Montessori Elementary Classroom is designed for children with previous Montessori experience. When considering an elementary student new to the school, the child will visit and the Elementary Teacher will assess academic skills and readiness for the independence and responsibility of working in a Montessori Elementary Classroom.
Enrollment is for a minimum of one Full Montessori Cycle (3-4 years).
Please enjoy this video “Montessori Maddness – A Parent to Parent argument for Montessori Education” by Trevor Eissler.
In this video you can learn more about the importance and benefits of the Full Primary Montessori cycle. cei
Admission Key Dates
|Start Accepting Applications for New Families||Year-round|
|Montessori 101 – Required class for new parents||October 17th|
|Getting Ready for Montessori – Required class for new parents||December 13th|
|January Open House||January 25th|
|Application Deadline for Siblings/Faculty||February 1st|
|New Student Admission Starts||March 23rd|
|Montessori 101 – Required Class for New Parents||April 30th|
|Montessori 101 – Required Class for New Parents||August 13th|
|Getting Ready for Montessori – Required Class for New Parents||July 22nd|
|Getting Ready for Montessori – Required Class for New Parents||August 6th|