Children’s Garden Montessori School enrolls children 18 months to 6 years old in Toddler, Primary and Kindergarten classes.
Learn about our programs and applying for your child. Come to a Parent Preview October – February for a presentation about the school, view the facility and ask questions. Next, prospective parents may want to to arrange to observe a classroom in action.
We use an annual lottery system to enroll new children (around15 students of new families) for the coming school year and to establish waitlists for our programs. After current students and siblings are placed, we use the lottery ordered lists to offer placement for new children.
Application & Enrollment Timeline
October-January: Attend a Parent Preview & Presentation
November – February 15: Apply for lottery and waitlist for enrollment in the fall. Parent Preview attendance required.
March – April: Current student and sibling enrollment for the fall.
March 10-14: Lottery. We conduct a lottery for each age/gender group (8 age groups) – from which offers of enrollment are made and waitlists are established.
March 15: Lottery determined positions (in age/gender specific group) are sent via email.
March – May: Enrollment offers made as they come available using the lottery generated waitlists.
May-Onward: Waitlists used as needed throughout the summer and into the school year.
Upon receipt of an application and a $75 non-refundable application fee, children will be placed in applicant pools for the lottery. The lottery takes place in March, for fall enrollment. Please contact the admissions office to inquire about waivers for the application fee.
Applications for the lottery are open each year November 1 to February 15. Notification of each child’s lottery assigned number is sent no later than March 15.
Applications received after February 15 are not included in the general lottery and will be added to age/gender specific 2nd round waitlists in the order they are received.
Parent Previews should be completed before enrollment is offered.