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Admissions Policy

Infant Community

Children ages 14 months up to age 3 who have established independent walking may begin their Montessori experience in our Infant Community.

 
Primary
The Primary Program is a three to four year program. The optimal time to enter is at 3 years of age or a little before. Children remain in Primary through the age of six. Admitting children at the first year of the Primary cycle is optimal for their growth and development and will help ensure readiness for the next level. In following this procedure, we are able to maintain the integrity of the classroom and offer all students a quality Montessori educational environment.
 
Children ages four and five years old are considered on an individual basis, with preference given to transferring Montessori students. After application, a classroom visit may be scheduled where the guide will make an informal assessment of the child's readiness and skill level.  
 
 
Elementary (Grades 1 - 6) 
Lower Elementary (grades 1-3) and Upper Elementary (grades 4-6) students are eligible for admission on a space-available basis, with students coming from another Montessori school given preference. After application, a student visit will be scheduled to assess readiness for the program.   
 
We require the most recent progress reports, report cards and achievement test scores. These must be submitted to the Admissions Office with the application. A confidential teacher-recommendation form will be obtained as part of the online application. 
 
 
Adolescent Community (Grades 7 - 9) & High School (Grades 10 - 12)
Adolescent and High School students coming from another Montessori school are eligible for admission on a space-available basis after an interview with the guides and a student visit to the classroom. Those without Montessori experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. All school records will be required as well as confidential teacher recommendation forms.
 
The admissions process begins with a mandatory school tour and classroom observation by prospective parents. Please see Admissions Procedures for further details.
 
For additional questions, please call Julie McLarry at 713 665.2195 or email her at jmclarry@stcathmont.org.