Admission Steps - The following outlines our admission process:
- Siblings of children in the program
- Balancing classrooms by age and gender
- Attendance at all required Parent Study Program classes
- Prior Montessori experience and/or commitment to complete Elementary program at Radmoor
- Date of application
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!