Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Admissions Process

Parents schedule a tour with the school office.  Tours are scheduled on Monday- Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  Please click here to request a tour or call to make an appointment (351-3655).  If distance does not permit you to visit, we ask that you call and discuss your needs and any questions with the Admissions Director Ms. Irina Jamison - (517) 351-3655, x.12.
Parents complete Application Form and Application Questionnaire and submit them with a birth certificate and a non-refundable $35.00 application fee to the office.  Parents are encouraged to schedule an in-depth observation before or after submitting the application.  Families will have priority for available spaces based on:

  1. Siblings of children in the program
  2. Balancing classrooms by age and gender
  3. Attendance at all required Parent Study Program classes
  4. Prior Montessori experience and/or commitment to complete Elementary program at Radmoor
  5. Date of application
The application is reviewed and entered into the school system.  The family will receive a letter confirming receipt of the application and deposit.  
The first round of admissions happens in the middle of March. If we have an opening for your child, you will be sent an admission packet.  A student is formally admitted once a signed letter of admission coupled with a deposit for $350.00 is returned to the school. The second round of admissions happens as needed around the beginning of May.  
New parents are required to attend  Montessori 101 and Getting Ready for Montessori classes prior to their child's enrollment.  Click Here to Register for Parent Study Programs
A comprehensive enrollment packet in sent out in July.  This includes all the necessary paperwork, calendars, and teacher assignments, etc.

The Montessori Toddler Program is for children around 18 months old (and who are steady on their feet) through the age of 3 years. Children will be admitted to the program up to 29 months of age. After that it is advisable to wait until they are old enough for entry into the Primary classroom.

The Montessori Primary Classroom is a three-year program designed for children ages around 3 to 6.  Children can enter when they are at least 2 years and 9 months old and are using the bathroom independently.  Because children are considered "Kindergarten" age if they turn 5 before September 1st, those who begin prior to age 3 may require a fourth year in the Primary classroom. It is required to complete a full Montessori cycle if you are considering enrolling in the Primary community.

The Montessori Elementary Classroom is designed for children with previous Montessori experience. When considering an elementary student new to the school, the child will visit and the Elementary Teacher will assess academic skills and readiness for the independence and responsibility of working in a Montessori Elementary Classroom.

Enrollment is for a minimum of one Full Montessori Cycle (3-4 years). 

Please enjoy this video to learn more about the importance and benefits of the Full Montessori cycle.  This video is focused on the Primary Full Montessori cycle, video about the Elementary is coming soon!