Enrollment (IC/Nido & Primary)
At Petoskey Montessori Children's House we accept applications year-round.
Step 1: Apply Online
Prospective families are asked to complete the contact us form and request an application. Families will receive a link through Brightwheel, our classroom management software. Once the application is complete, the student(s) will be added to our applicant pool. 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 applicant pool 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 notify you to inform you we have space available for your child and the prospective start date.
Step 4: Schedule Child Visit
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 Notification
You will receive an official notification for your child verifying enrollment.