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Policies and Procedures

Omni Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Omni Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Omni Montessori School accepts student applications for:

  • 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

Requirements

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. Children must begin the primary program before age four and a half.

Children who do not have prior AMI Montessori experience applying to the elementary and adolescent programs must have an inherent love to learn and proven ability to work and learn independently. Successful applicants can easily work well with other students and self-manage a high level of responsibility and freedom in the classroom.

The 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) then his/her name is added to our wait pool. Our classrooms are balanced by gender and age. Student selection includes many factors. Priority is given to siblings of children already enrolled, staff children, and then to transferring children with prior Montessori experience from a recognized school.

Sibling priority is given when the applying family is in good standing with Omni Montessori School; tuition payments are up-to-date; and spots are available. Sibling priority may be rescinded should the family decide to withdraw their current student(s) prior to graduation. Sibling candidates are evaluated according to the same criteria as all other applicants and must follow the steps in the admissions process. Omni Montessori School does not offer sibling discounts, however, all families may apply for financial assistance.

Procedure

Applying to Omni Montessori school takes time and some advanced planning. We recommend that you begin the process a year in advance. Families relocating from out-of-town need to be prepared to make multiple in-person visits to the school in order to successfully complete the admissions process. Meetings, observations and other visits need to be scheduled in advance. We look forward to showing you our campus; sharing information; and getting to know you better during the application process.

Questions?

Please call Diane McCalmont if you have any questions About the admissions process. 704.541.1326 x 221.

Decision Process

The Head of School, guides (teachers) and the 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.

Key Dates

January 24, 2020: First round Elementary and Adolescent Programs (grades 1–7) application deadline

February 10: Current family re-enrollment period begins

February 28, 2020: First round Primary Program (ages 3–5) application deadline

Student visits for the next school year take place in the Spring after re-enrollment of current families.

Our school year runs from August until June. Applications are considered throughout the school year.