Steps to Enrollment at St. Croix Montessori School
Please contact the school to schedule a visit. Parents are strongly encouraged to visit the school without children before applying. Carefully review St. Croix Montessori School's program offerings, mission statement and core values and beliefs. During the visit, parents will observe our classrooms and learn more about our school and the Montessori philosophy.
II. The Application
Complete the application form and send with the $100.00 non-refundable fee to SCMS. Call the school or download an application:
Application for Toddler and Children's House
Application for Elementary
III. Admissions Visit Day
You and your child will be invited to a short visit of our school. Your child will have the opportunity to meet with our teachers in a small group while parents visit with the Head of School for a short meeting. This year’s visit day will take place on Friday, February 15th at 9:30 a.m.
Acceptance of a child is based on several factors. The most important is the match of the family's and the school's educational goals for the child. One of our goals is to maintain gender and age balance within the classrooms. The first round of acceptances takes place the middle of February. Decisions are sent by mail. Accompanying the acceptance letter is an Enrollment Contract which must be completed and returned to the school with the $500.00 non-refundable tuition deposit within fourteen days. Depending on availability of space, additional rounds of acceptances will take place the middle of each month.
V. Wait List
If there are no available spaces, applicants will be placed on our wait list. You will be notified when a place becomes available.
Families will be notified of class placement by mail. The balance of age and gender are kept in mind as much as possible when assigning children to classrooms. The Montessori Method gives children the advantage of a mixed age classroom, so younger students are stretched by seeing the work of the older students, while older students grow from a meaningful leadership role in the class.
The mission of St. Croix Montessori School is to provide an ideal learning environment based on Montessori principles that will guide and nurture the full development of the individual.