The Montessori learning environment is very different than today’s rigid classroom structure and the results can be seen in our students. To truly experience the feel of our unique educational methodology as well as the spirit of our unique community, parents are required to tour our school before proceeding and then prospective students will experience the Montessori classroom first-hand through a visit day. This allows both students and their parents to garner a connection to the Montessori way that has given millions worldwide an empowered and enthusiastic yearning for knowledge.
Should you and your student embrace The Montessori Academy, the next step prior to enrollment is an interview with the parents and the Head of School. This interview will convey both what is expected from the families to support this journey at school and home as well as the goals of MAC in inspiring your young learner.
Prospective parents are required to begin the admission process with a tour of the school. Tours are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are approximately one hour long. Please pre-register by clicking the link above. Sign up for a tour if you are unable to attend our pre-scheduled tour a private tour of the school can be arranged directly with the office administrator. You are also invited to attend our next Open House or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the tour has been completed, a link to our online application for admission will be made available. A $75 non-refundable application fee is also required per student. Families with children applying to Elementary School (Lower or Upper) will receive a Release of information form and a teacher recommendation form to be submitted to their child’s current school. The applicant’s current school will send the recommendations, transcripts and any standardized testing results directly to Montessori Academy of Celebration.
Visit Day & Interview
Prospective students are required to experience the school directly through a welcoming visit experience. Children who would enter The Children’s House program (for ages 2.5 to 6), may visit in one of the classrooms while the parent(s) are interviewed by the Head of School.
Perspective Elementary students visit one of our classrooms for at least one full day, from 9 AM to 3 PM, in tandem with the parent(s)’ interview with the Head of School.
Admission Notification & Waitlist
After all required steps have been completed, parents will receive written notification of their application status.
We have rolling admissions throughout the year, which means that families may apply at any time. However, current families are given enrollment priority during the annual re-enrollment period in January. Any seats remaining after the re-enrollment period will be offered to newly-admitted students.
If at the time of registration the program you are requesting is full, you will have the option to apply for our waitlist. To become eligible for our waitlist, you must complete the admissions process (including submitting a paid application, completing the student visit, and parent interview and receive notice of acceptance). If a place becomes available, the families on our waitlist will be offered a place at our school in the order that their paid application was received. Students remaining on our waitlist at the end of the school year will receive preferential enrollment treatment for the following school year.