GETTING STARTED: 3 STEPS TO ADMISSION
1. The admissions process starts with a classroom observation to help you more fully understand and learn about MIR and the Montessori method of education. By seeing our program in action, you will gain a first-hand understanding of how Montessori can benefit your child at all ages and stages.
Toddler and Primary Students (ages 18 months - 6 years) Parents need to schedule an appointment to observe the prospective program. This observation appointment is usually 20 to 30 minutes and is for parents only. For the Primary program, visits may be scheduled for children 5 years and older after parents observe a classroom. Children do not need to be potty trained to enroll in the Toddler program, ages 18 months-3 years. However, children applying in the Primary program, ages 3-6, must be potty trained at the time of enrollment.
Elementary Students (ages 6-6th grade) Parents need to schedule an appointment to observe the prospective program. The observation usually lasts 30 to 40 minutes and is for parents only. Parents are requested to bring in a copy of their child's most recent student evaluation, progress report, and IEP/504 forms, if any. Upon review of the information by our Head of School, parents will be contacted to schedule visiting days for the student. After the visit, the teachers and Head of School will determine the student's eligibility for enrollment.
2. Once the observations have been completed and you decide to move forward, you will need to submit your completed registration form and enrollment contract with a nonrefundable registration fee. These documents will be provided to you after the observation.
3. Upon acceptance of the registration form and enrollment contract, MIR will contact parents to schedule orientation and an interview. MIR policies and procedures will be reviewed and your child will visit his or her new class.
Please note: When classes fill, a waiting pool is maintained. Openings are filled in order of registration date, but priority is given to the balancing of classes by age, gender, and program hours.