Children are enrolled without regard to racial, religious, national or ethnic background.
Our school year runs from August until June. Omni has rolling admissions. Applications are considered throughout the year.
Interviews for the next school year take place in the Spring after re-enrollment of current families.
All students entering the primary program must be completely potty trained and able to dress independently. Children cannot be permitted to wear diapers or pull-ups while at school.
Our wait pool: If there is not an immediate opening for a new student or if a young child is not quite ready to start school their name is added to our wait pool. Our classrooms are balanced by gender and age. Student selection includes many factors. First priority is given to siblings of children already enrolled, staff children, and then to transferring children with prior Montessori experience.
We look forward to showing you our campus; sharing information; and getting to know you better during the application process. Below is a description of the steps necessary to apply to Omni Montessori School.
Step 1 - School Tour
Group tours of the campus are given monthly from October through February. They include a presentation by our Head of School and end with a Q&A session. You will learn about Montessori education and many details about our school. All tours must be scheduled in advance. Please contact the Director of Admissions at 704.541.1326 to reserve a spot. Please note: tours are for adults only.
Step 2 - Admissions Meeting
Parents will meet with the Director of Admissions. This is an opportunity to converse about your child; Montessori education; principles our school follows and enrollment possibilities. It will help both parties determine if Omni is a school in which your child will thrive.
The Montessori school environment is greatly different from traditional schools. The director is happy to answer questions that may have come up during your research on the subject matter.
Step 3 - Classroom Observation
We request that at least one parent observe a class in session as they consider our school. This observation provides you with an excellent opportunity to see just what life is like inside a Montessori classroom. You will have a deeper understanding of what your child will experience as a student at our school. Observations can be scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 am.
Step 4 - Submit Application
Once the parent meeting, tour, and observation are completed an application may be submitted with a $50 non-refundable fee. The school will contact you to move forward with the admissions process if an applicable spot is currently available. Otherwise, your application will remain in our wait pool.
Step 5 - Child Interview/Visit
A child interview will be scheduled if an appropriate spot is available. The non-refundable interview fee of $50 is due at the time of the interview.
Ages 3 - 5 (Primary Program) – Your child will be invited by a teacher to visit a classroom for about 30 minutes. During the visit the teacher will interact with your child by showing him/her around the classroom; teaching a few lessons and carefully observing your child. The teacher is looking for signs that your child is developmentally ready to learn. Does your child separate easily from you? ...follow simple directions? ...express needs and feelings easily? ...Possess the self control to wait his/her turn?
Elementary and Adolescent students – The child is invited to visit a classroom for a day or two. They will be fully immersed into the class. The teachers will assess how well he/she is suited for learning in a Montessori environment by giving your child lessons and observing his/her social interactions throughout the visit. An evaluation/screening with an in-house learning specialist may be requested to determine the appropriate placement for the child.
Step 6 - Parent/Teacher Meeting
The teachers will share with you the current curriculum and details of the classroom. The focus of their questions will be about your child’s personality and specific academic achievements if applicable. The information shared will assist our teachers in making the best classroom placement for your child.
The Head of School, teachers and Director of Admissions will confer to determine the appropriateness of enrollment based on the child’s readiness, the potential for a positive interaction with the class and the family’s commitment to the program. All decisions will be communicated by the Admissions office.