ADMISSION PROCESS

Thank you for your interest in Wooded Acres Montessori submitting an application and visiting the school are the first steps in the application process.  

General Enrollment Process:

 

         Visit School

         Submit an Application

         Interview with child (A one hour visit is scheduled for your child during school hours, when possible.)

         Complete Enrollment Forms

 

The following factors are taken into consideration for enrollment:

Submitting an application puts your child on the waiting list.

Beyond these considerations, Wooded Acres Montessori School admits children without regard to race, ethnic background, national origin, religion or creed. You are encouraged you to visit our school. Visits are scheduled by appointment only. Please call and schedule an appointment. Phone: 254-424-3059.

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD

PROGRAMS

DAYS

TIME

ANNUAL

TUTION

(10) ONTHLY

INSTALLMENT

EARLY BIRD

7:45-8:30

SUPPLY

FEE

TWO DAY PROGRAM

 

T/TH

 

8:30-2:00

 

 

$3250.

 

$325.

$55.

 

$175.

THREE DAY ROGRAM

 

M/W/F

 

 

8:30-2:00

 

$4650.

 

$465.

$75.

 

$255.

FIVE DAY PROGRAM

 

M-F

 

8:30-2:00

 

 

$7900.

 

$790.

$125.

 

$400.

 

 

 

A ONE-TIME APPLICATION FEE of $50.00 per child is due with Application. The Application Fee is nonrefundable.

 

A REGISTRATION FEE of $200.00 per child is due with the Enrollment Agreement. The Registration Fee reserves a spot for your child. The Registration Fee is nonrefundable.

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THE SUPPLY FEE is per child and is due on or before August 1st.

 

MONTHLY TUITION INSTALLMENTS are to be paid in full on or before the fifth day of each month, unless prior arrangements are made. Late notices are distributed after the fifth. A $10.00 late fee will be applied if received after the 5th.

 

A SERVICE CHARGE of $20.00 will be assessed for insufficient funds.

 

LATE PICK-UP FEES A $10.00 Late Pick-Up Fee is charged for each child picked up later than 5 minutes after the program ends.

An additional .50 cents per minute for subsequent late charges will apply.

 

MAKE UP DAYS-Absences for illness and vacations are not made up nor is tuition refunded.

 

* Students are accepted on a five-week trial basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

* WHAT IS THE FIVE WEEK TRIAL BASIS?

It is a time to evaluate your childís readiness for the Montessori Classroom.

Most children are still working on readiness skills when they begin an Early Childhood Program. The ability to follow instructions is both necessary and helpful for the success of your child. The first five weeks are very important. Your child learns expectations, rules, and procedures. Simply speaking, during this trial basis period we look at the following areas to see if your child is ready for this Early Childhood Program:

 

Potty Trained

The child knows how to use a potty or toilet. The child is out of training pants and no longer need continual reminders to go to the potty. If he/she still needs help with washing up or has an occasional accidentóthatís not uncommon and is supported at this level.

 

Communicate

To be ready for the Early Childhood Program the child must be able to express himself/herself in a way that can be understood by an adult. That doesnít mean the child needs to be speaking in full sentences, just that he/she has an appropriate way of getting his/her feelings and needs across. The child is expected to have a basic understanding that other kids have feelings and needs.

 

Following Instructions

Children in the Early Childhood Program must be able to follow 3-4 step instructions.

 

Independent

The child must be able to work independently without needing constant direction and redirection from an adult. It is important that the child can take care of personal needs such as feeding him/herself, getting a drink, and caring for the environment i.e.restore his/her work, roll rug, wash a table, push in chair. The child is expected to become independent enough to select a work/activity without the teacherís help, and he/she is able to learn their way around the classroom.

 

Concentration

A child in the program must be able to pay attention to a picture book being read aloud. Typically, large and small group lessons are limited to 10Ė20 minutes and the child must be able to give his/her attention to the lesson while sitting and listening respectfully.

 

Emotionally Ready

Emotionally, there are a few things to look for when considering whether your child is preschool ready. The first is the ability to say goodbye to a parent or caregiver without too much anxiety. Itís typical to be a little nervous, but if your child cries for extended period or is preoccupied with the separation from mommy and not able to concentrate on work, he/she might not be ready for the program.