Q: When should I apply to Omni?
A: Omni Montessori School offers rolling enrollment for transferring students throughout the school year. To submit an application for the following year, parents must first schedule a tour and meeting with the Admissions Director, as well as a classroom observation. Please begin this process in October. Please note that children are eligible for Omni's Primary Program around age three. The curriculum is not considered to be "pre-school," but a three-year accredited educational program. It is best for parents to contact the school sometime after the child's second birthday to begin the admissions process.
Q: Can my child transfer to Omni Montessori if he does not have prior Montessori experience?
A: The majority of Omni students were either enrolled in the school prior to age five or transferred from another Montessori environment. Omni has limited space in each classroom for students transferring from non-Montessori backgrounds. When a space becomes available for non-Montessori student, the school initiates interviews and discussion to ensure that a Montessori environment will be beneficial to the child and the classroom.
Q: How does Omni's wait pool work?
A: If space is available, a child may be accepted at any time during the school year. If an opening is not available, potential students will be placed in a wait pool and notified when an opening arises. Classrooms are balanced by gender and age. First priority is given to siblings of children currently enrolled at Omni, children of staff members, and to students transferring from other AMI-certified schools.
Q: Is it possible to complete paper forms rather than enrolling on-line?
A: No. It is important that every family has an on-line account with Family Portal (visit factsmgt.com). By creating an account in Family Portal you will be able to view the online family directory and access important forms and family records during this school year. Should you have difficulty re-enrolling online from home please contact Amy Losasso or Lori Lauman to schedule time to use a school computer.
Q: When should I plan to apply for financial aid?
A: Prospective parents should plan to apply for financial aid by the application deadline for your student. The online submission deadline for applications and tax returns of returning Omni students is February 10, 2021. The goal is to have award determinations made and communicated in writing to all returning families by the end of February 2021. All dates and deadlines are available here.
The online submission deadline for applications and tax returns of new Omni students is February 26, 2021. The goal is to have award determinations made and communicated in writing to all new families by March 2021. If you have questions in regard to financial aid, please contact Lori Lauman in the business office.