Parents schedule a tour to visit the school. For the 2020-2021 School Year initial tours will be conducted via Zoom – click here to request a Zoom tour. Short school visits can be scheduled after application is submitted. Visits are normally scheduled Mondays – Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. 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 for Admission and submit with child’s birth certificate and a non-refundable $45.00 application fee. 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 (suspended for 2020-2021 School Year due to Covid-19).
Families will have priority for available spaces based on:
- Siblings of children in the program
- Prior Montessori experience
- Commitment to complete full Elementary program at Radmoor
- Attendance at all required Parent Study Program classes
- Balancing classrooms by age and gender
- 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 to complete 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 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.
Primary Spanish Bilingual classroom – we are proud to offer a Spanish bilingual option for primary students. Early language immersion is one of the best ways for children to become bilingual, which provides them with life-long benefits. Our Spanish bilingual program is integrated into our Montessori program so that children still receive an authentic Montessori education while gaining the added benefit of language immersion.
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 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 Madness – 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
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