There is no replacement for in-person events to learn about your child's educational environment. To keep our community and all who visit safe, please be prepared to complete a COVID-19 health screening and to wear a cloth face covering when visiting Omni Montessori School. Each step in the admissions process is outlined below.
Step 1 — School Tour
Participating in a parent group tour at Omni Montessori School's Blakeney Campus (ages 3-12) or Waxhaw Campus (ages 12-15) is the first step in the admissions process. All parents are encouraged to tour both the Blakeney Campus and Waxhaw Campus during the admissions process regardless of your child's age.
Tours are for adults only and must be scheduled in advance. All tours typically last about an hour. Please dress for the weather as we visit classrooms and walk outdoors to see the prepared environments on Omni's campuses. You will learn about the Montessori method of education and many features and details about Omni Montessori School and its programs. In-person tours end with a Q&A session.
How to register: Please complete an inquiry form. Once we receive your inquiry, you will receive updates and links to admissions events including small group tours and other special events.
Step 2 — Admissions Meeting
Parents will talk with the Director of Admissions. This is an opportunity to converse about your child and family; Montessori education; the programs offered at Omni 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 Montessori education.
Step 3 — classroom observation
We request that at least one parent observe a class for 30 minutes. 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. Please contact the main office for more details.
Step 4 — Submit Application
- Primary Program: children ages 3 years through 4.5 years (no Montessori experience needed)
- Elementary Program: children rising to grades 1 and 4 (no Montessori experience needed)
- Adolescent Program: children rising to grade 7 (no Montessori experience needed)
- Montessori Transfer Students: children ages 3 years through rising 7th graders from accredited Montessori schools
- January 21, 2022: First round Elementary and Adolescent Programs (grades 1 -7)
- February 25, 2022: First round Primary Program (ages 3 - 5)
After the admissions meeting, an application may be submitted with a $75 non-refundable fee. Applications must be received by February 15th for first round consideration. Open spots are typically identified in March after current families have re-enrolled for the next school year. The number of spots available for new students varies each year by grade level based upon attrition. It is not unusual for there to be no openings for a grade level in a given year. 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/visit will be scheduled once an appropriate open spot is identified. The non-refundable fee of $50 is due at the time of the visit.
Ages three - five (Primary Program) — Your child will visit a classroom for approximately 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.
The guides (teachers) will share with you the current curriculum and details of the classroom after the student visits a 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.