Admissions always begins with a private tour and meeting with our Director of Operations and our Montessori Program Director. At this time, you will be able to visit a classroom, see our program in action, as well as learn more about the Montessori Method of education and learning. This is also an opportunity to have your initial questions addressed and answered.
During the initial visit, an information packet will be provided that outlines the special Lewinsville Montessori’s approach and includes the forms necessary for the child(ren) to be considered for enrollment.
Please Note: filling out these forms from the website does not constitute acceptance and/or enrollment into the school. An official offer will be made once the Admissions and Enrollment processes have been completed. Lewinsville Montessori provides only full-time care for children and does not offer any part-time care options.
Enrollment is offered on a rolling-admission basis throughout the school year as space becomes available. Consideration is given to the age and gender of the child(ren) so as to create and maintain a balanced distribution in each classroom environment. This is especially important in the Nido III and Casa dei Bambini/Children’s House multi-age programs.
Tuition is based on the individual class that a child is assigned, not the actual age of the child. A 10% sibling discount applies to the older child(ren).
Note: Rates are set annually but are subject to change with at least a 30-day notice.
Children generally transition to the next class under the following conditions:
Note: Children will transition into the next classroom in January and September of every school year unless space becomes available sooner and the conditions above are met.
Snacks (morning and afternoon) are provided for all children except for infants in Nido I. Parents are required to bring for infants their own food, formula, or breast milk. Children must bring their lunch from home if not participating in the Schoolhouse Grill lunch service.
A one-time non refundable fee of $150.00 per child to be paid to place a child in our waitlist. The anticipated enrollment is established at this time. If the space becomes available for a child, the waitlist fee is then considered a registration fee. If space is unavailable for the requested start date, the fee remains nonrefundable.
A refundable security deposit of $250.00 is due one month prior to the first day of attendance. The security deposit ensures the enrollment space for the scheduled first day of enrollment and 30 days beyond the start date. After that time, if the child does not take the space, the space and security deposit are forfeited and the process for admission along with fees must be restarted. The security deposit is only refunded if written notice of withdrawal is given one month in advance (starting with the first day of the month) and there are no outstanding balances.
A nonrefundable semi-annual activity and materials fee of $100.00 per child is due at the time of enrollment (prorated) and then on each January 1 and July 1 to help offset classroom only expenses such as Montessori materials, furniture, playground equipment, supplies, and special activities such as artists-in-residence programs.
Tuition payments must be received on or before the first day of each month. A 7% late fee will be charged to all payments made after the first day of the month. Tuition payments that are three or more calendar days overdue will be sufficient reason for immediate termination of the child from the center program. Any deposit fees will be applied to the delinquent fee and will be deemed non refundable.
A sibling discount of 10% will be applied to the older child(ren) tuition rate.
Parents who refer other families, who subsequently enroll and are fully paid for at least two months, will receive a $250.00 tuition credit for each referral.
As the operational expenses of the center do not decrease due to any individual child’s absences, the child’s classroom enrollment is maintained if tuition payments are current. Tuition is paid at the set monthly rate for all children enrolled on a full-time basis with no deductions for illness, vacation, inclement weather, emergency closing, or holidays.
After written notice of withdrawal has been given one full month in advance (starting at the first day of each month) the final month’s tuition must be paid in full. Final month tuition will not be prorated based on days in attendance with the exception of rising Kindergarteners.