Enrollment (IC/Nido & Primary)
At Petoskey Montessori Children's House we accept applications year-round. However, please note we are currently waitlisting for the 2022-23 academic year in all programs.
Step 1: Apply Online
Prospective families are asked to complete the online application and return it, either by mail or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time during the school year. Please be sure to complete the application in its entirety.
We do rolling admissions throughout the year, depending on space availability and fit. Applicants who are not immediately accepted will be placed in our wait list for the year and will remain under consideration for future spots. You may also apply for future school years by indicating your desired school year in the application.
If your child is in the wait list for the current year, you will be contacted at the end of the school year to see if you would like your child's application to be considered for the following school year.
Step 2: Schedule a Tour
Prospective parents/guardians will be invited to visit the school for a classroom observation and a meeting with the school administrator to discuss values and goals within the Montessori pedagogy.
Step 3: Notification of Availability
Once a spot opens, we will email a Notification of Availability to inform you we have space available for your child.
Step 4: Schedule Child Visit (Nido and Primary students)
Families will be invited to visit the classroom. During the visit, the child will have a chance to meet the guide, orient themselves to the environment, and observe the morning work cycle. The final decision to continue or terminate the enrollment process is made by the school administrator and teaching staff.
Step 5: Acceptance Letter
You will receive an official acceptance letter for your child. At this time, you are required to submit the following documentation:
- Child information record
- Health appraisal form and proof of up-to-date immunizations
- Parent notification of the licensing notebook
- Tuition contract (for IC/Nido click here; for Primary click here)
- Photo authorization
- Copy of birth certificate (Only for students enrolling in Kindergarten and Elementary programs)
- Two proofs of residence (Only for students enrolling in Kindergarten and Elementary programs)
- Volunteer commitment Agreement, and
- Sign the acknowledge page of the Parent Handbook (found on the last page)