The goal in the admission process is to work closely with you to help determine whether our program and philosophy is a good fit with your goals and family values. Montessori education is concerned with the development of the whole child and our methods are most successful when there is a high degree of congruence between home and school expectations.
At Sagebrush Montessori children typically begin school around the age of 3. The admissions process begins the fall before the year your child will start. Interested families are asked to fill out the Interest Form, attend a Parent Information Session or Parent Education Evening, and observe in our classrooms before submitting a waitlist application. Once an application has been submitted, your child will be placed in a wait pool until a space is confirmed. Submitting an application does not guarantee admission into our program. Confirmations will begin in February and continue through the spring as availability permits.
Parent Interest Form and Parent Information Sessions
To express interest in the program, start by filling out the parent interest form. We will will follow up via email with of available dates for Parent Information sessions. Attending a Parent Information session is a required step in the admissions process.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, our Health and Wellness policies prohibit outside visitors. After attending a parent information session, we connect with you about new opportunities to learn more about day to day life in the classroom such as a virtual tour.
Applications, Acceptance and Placement
After attending a a Parent Information Session, attending a virtual tour, and/or meeting with the Head of School, you will be offered a waitlist application. When you have gathered enough information to make an informed decision, you may submit the application form, an authorization for request of student records (transfer students only), and the application fee. The $25 application fee is non-refundable. You will be placed in the wait pool and notified of placement on a waitlist status starting in February. Enrollment will continue through the spring until all available openings have been filled.
Throughout the enrollment process we take a variety of details into account:
Siblings of children already enrolled in the program
Balancing classrooms by age and gender
Previous Montessori experience (if 4 or older)
Attendance at one of our Parent Information Sessions
Date your form of interest was received.
Once your child has been offered placement, you will have two weeks to fill out registration documents and pay school fees. Information about school fees can be found under the Admissions --> Tuition and Fees tab.