Montessori Children’s School of Wenatchee

Admissions

No person will be denied opportunity for education or be subject to discrimination in any project, program, or activity because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, or handicap.

Children from the age of 2½ through 6 years of age may enroll at the Montessori Children’s School of Wenatchee, LLC.

This program is designed for children who no longer require diapers or pull-ups.

The class is balanced by age group and gender.

Children enter at age 2½ to 3 and are expected to stay through their Kindergarten year. Depending on their birth dates, children continue in the primary class for three or four years.

Priority is given to siblings of current students attending Montessori Children’s School of Wenatchee; families with children whose siblings previously attended the school and completed the three year learning cycle and remain in good standing; Montessori transfer students; children on the potential enrollment list; and all other qualified applicants. All enrollments are at the complete discretion of the administration.

The openings for 2½ to 3 year olds are limited. We have more children who want to attend than we have spaces. Many parents place their children on the potential enrollment pool at or before birth. Openings for 4 or 5 year olds rarely occur. If an opening becomes available, we will go to our potential enrollment pool list, and all other qualified applicants.

Admissions Process

Application Process for the Primary Class:

  1. Schedule a classroom observation.
    Classroom observation is one of the best ways to better understand the Montessori approach. We strongly recommend that both parents/caregivers (when applicable) make time for and observation. Observations are available in the morning, by appointment and take 30-45 minutes. We ask that adults make themselves fully available for this observation. Thus, we kindly request that you make arrangements for childcare off-site prior to your visit.
  2. Request an application or to be put on the potential enrollment pool list.
  3. Register
    Congratulations! Upon receipt of your signed enrollment form and registration fee, your child is fully enrolled and his/her place in the school is secured. Registration packets are issued to new and returning families before the start date of your child. The registration packet contains the necessary health forms, permissions and emergency medical information we are legally required to have on site for every child under our care.
  4. Phase-in & Orientation
    A phase-in schedule for your child will be developed by the Head of School and communicated during the registration process. This is a critical practice, common in most Montessori schools. This schedule ensures that each child settles full into the environment.

Please anticipate a flexible phase-in schedule during the first full week of school for your child, even if your child is enrolling in full-time care.

Once these steps are completed your family’s Montessori journey will truly begin!

We welcome you to Montessori Children’s School, LLC.

An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking: it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to times in which they live.

~ Dr. Maria Montessori

Three Year Cycle

Planes of Development

Dr. Montessori identified that every child goes through Planes of Development with a six year span, and a subset of three years. Each plane of development offers specific developmental opportunities and Montessori Children’s Schools, LLC three year program intends to meet those needs.

The community that is created through classroom relationships, the Montessori prepared environment and the Montessori curriculum which is designed in each three year cycle is what is meant by the phrase “Educating the Whole Child.” Due to all of these reasons, Montessori Children’s School, LLC, asks that a three-year commitment to the program and the school.

It is in the best interest of children and essential to the program that a three-year commitment is made. Each “cycle” provides the child with the consistency of the same teacher within the same classroom setting. It is central to this process that, over a three-year period, children have the opportunity to learn from each other and to solidify knowledge through their own teaching and sharing. The students benefit from the guidance of the same trained adult for the three years, while having the opportunity to grow from the experiences of being the youngest in the group, in the middle and then as the leaders.

The Rationale for the Three Year Attendance in a Montessori Program

Dr. Maria Montessori’s Early Childhood approach is based on her conception of the Absorbent mind. The years from 3-6 are one phase of growth with physical, intellectual and psychological characteristics common to this stage of development. Mixed age grouping honor individual differences and build community. Not all children are ready to master skills and concepts at the same age. This pedagogical method necessitates an educational approach with an extended time frame, within which, the individual child has room to grow at his/her own pace.

In accordance with this thinking a Montessori school program is sequential and meant to be experienced over a three to four year time span. A skillful well trained Montessori teacher *(AMI) is educated to continually assess a child’s progress and implement the appropriate lessons and activities to ensure their continued growth and development. Children thrive in Montessori schools because their developmental needs are consistently met and satisfied, enabling them to become joyful and successful lifelong learners.

3-year-cycle

The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.

~ Dr. Maria Montessori

Tuition

All Children attend 5 days a week.

All Children attend 5 days a week.

Registration Fee $125.00

Primary Class Tuition: (10 monthly installments)

  • Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   $450.00
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   $450.00
  • Extended Day: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   $550.00
  • Extended Day: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.   $750.00

Before and After Care:

7:30 – 8:50 am are the Before Child Care Hours.
AND
3:10 – 5:30 pm are the After Child Care Hours.

Call today to get answers to your questions and schedule your classroom visit!
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