After attending a campus visit, if you feel FCM may be a good fit for your child and family, you may submit an application through the Follow the Child Montessori School Parent Portal.
STUDENT – TEACHER MEETING
Once we receive your application and fee, we will contact you to arrange a time for your child to meet with one of our teachers. This is a time for our teachers to get to know your child and to work with him or her. Student-teacher meetings last about 30 minutes. Student-Teacher meetings are required for children whose age at the time of enrollment is 18 months or older.
It is not necessary for both parents to attend. For prospective Toddler House students, a parent will accompany the child in the classroom for the student-teacher meeting. We will offer student-teacher meetings at various times throughout the fall and winter and after you submit your application, you can register for student – teacher meetings through the Follow the Child Montessori School Parent Portal.
HEAD OF SCHOOL MEETING
As part of the admission process, we arrange a meeting between parents and our Head of School, Rebecca McGrail. We ask that you make other arrangements for your child during this meeting. This is a time to get to know one another and an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about Montessori or our school. These group meetings usually last about one hour. Head of School Meetings will also be available at various times throughout the fall and winter and after you submit your application, you can register for this meeting through the Follow the Child Montessori School Parent Portal.
ENROLLMENT CONTRACT & DEPOSIT
If the admissions committee finds that an applicant is a good fit for the space available in a particular classroom, an offer of enrollment will be extended. You will be notified by email with a contract. Upon receiving the contract, you have 10 days to respond and accept or decline the position for your child. To accept, you must sign and submit the Enrollment Contract along with payment of the tuition deposit (10%) and New Family Fee ($1,500) if applicable. The deposit and New Family Fee are non-refundable. The deposit is applied toward tuition. New families will be notified between mid-February and early-March.
We consider the child’s personality, age ratios, and the composition of the existing classes to determine which class will be the best fit for each child.