The Five Steps to Take
Please call or e-mail us to schedule a School Tour. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend before applying. Carefully review the Mission Statement of Mercy Montessori Center and our Ideal Graduate statements.
2. Take a Tour
Please call or e-mail us to schedule a School Tour.
3. The Application
After the school tour, complete the application and send with a $25 nonrefundable fee to the Principal. Upon receipt, the principal will review the application, and arrange for a class visit. Our Office Manager will contact you to schedule the visit. Applications are received all year. Call or simply download the application below:
Download an Application
4. The Student Visit
The Admissions Director will call you to schedule a school visit for your child. For student ages 3-5, this visit typically lasts 30 minutes. For students applying for 1st level through 8th level, Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary, applicants will spend at least one half day in the classroom with the teacher and their peers. Student visits for the 2014-15 school year start in January, and classroom visits occur throughout the year.
Acceptance of a child is based on several factors. One of these factors is the match of the family’s and the school’s educational goals for the child. Siblings of present contracted students are given priority. New applicants are selected for the remaining spaces. One of our goals is to maintain gender and age balance within the classrooms. Evaluations from the child’s present school (if applicable) also play an important part in the review process. Each application is reviewed by the Principal. Families will be notified by mail or phone. Accompanying the acceptance letter is an Enrollment Contract which must be completed and returned to the school within fourteen days. The tuition contract is sent to you upon receipt of your 2013 tax forms. 10% of the Sliding Scale Tuition rate is due with the tuition contract.
6. Waiting List
Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if there are no openings for the child. You will be notified when a space becomes available.