Enrollment Procedures

Parents of prospective students are encouraged to experience a working Montessori classroom for themselves by planning a visit during the school year. Visiting parents receive a tour of the school. After submitting an aplication, they observe the classroom during a morning work cycle while the children are immersed in learning activities. Parent classroom observation and a student interview are required of all families seeking admission for their child. We regret we cannot accommodate children during the observation visit. 

 

The following provides a step-by-step procedure for enrollment into South Florida Montessori Academy:

  • Schedule a tour of our Academy to receive information from our office. 
  • Familiarize yourself with basic Montessori philosophy.
  • Complete and submit the application form along with $100 application fee.
  • Schedule an observation in one of our classrooms and a follow-up meeting with the Head of School. 
  • Bring your child for a 30-minute student interview with the teacher.
  • Decision is made and you will receive a notification from the school official.
  • If your child is accepted, you will receive enrollment packet containing important documents.
  • Complete and return enrollment paperwork along with the necessary fees.
  • Familiarize yourself with the parent handbook.
  • Attend a mandatory 4-hour parent workshop on Montessori discipline.

 

The following priorities are used in determining admissions:

  1. Students currently enrolled
  2. Siblings of currently enrolled students
  3. Transfers from other AMI-recognized Montessori schools
  4. Children of law enforcement officers and members of the US armed forces 
  5. Date of application submitted
     

South Florida Montessori Academy is a diverse community that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies. We admit and welcome students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at our school. 

 

 

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