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Our hope is to accept as many families, who are seeking a unique school experience for their children, as is possible within our programs. We hope to find families, who align with our vision, mission, and values, our Montessori education, and our focus on nature conservation, arts, sustainability, and entrepreneurship.

Enrollment preference will be given to families with a commitment to the Montessori philosophy, and who intend to keep their child in the classroom for the full cycle of the annual program and beyond.

 

Admissions Procedures

  1. Both parents/caregivers attend an open house

  2. Observe an authentic Montessori class at the programming level of expected enrollment

  3. Family can apply ($50 nonrefundable fee)

  4. Records, transcripts, and references requested

  5. Screening or testing scheduled

  6. Student visits classroom with teachers

  7. Admissions team reviews teacher report and data

  8. If accepted due to alignment from family, teachers and admissions team, a spot with an enrollment contract will be offered (wait-list may be offered, depending on space/availability or time of the year)

  9. Appropriate Health clearance and NYS vaccination requirements submitted

  10. If not accepted, a letter will be sent out

 

Admission Requirements for Toddler entrance

    • Candidates who are 18 months old by Sept 1 are given priority consideration; applications between 15-18 months are considered on an individual basis.

    • All applicants must be walking fully independently, able to self feed, able to drink water from a water bottle, respond to questions, and able to communicate with eye contact, some words, gestures, signs and say the word “no” and shake their head, by Sept 1 of their enrollment year.

 

Admission Requirements for Early Childhood entrance

    • Candidates who are 3 years old by Sept. 1 are given priority consideration; applicants between 2.5-3 years old are considered on an individual basis.

    • All applicants must be independently toileting by Sept. 1 of their enrollment year.

 

Admission Requirements for Elementary entrance

    • Must be six years of age by December 1st of that school year

    • Students required to spend a minimum of one day in the classroom as a part of the admissions process

 

Admission Requirements for Secondary entrance

    • Must be 12 years of age by December 1st of that school year

    • Students required to spend a minimum of one day in the classroom as a part of the admissions process

 

Please note that Bovina Center Montessori School admits students of any sex, race, color, creed, political persuasion, financial background, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

 

Our school does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, creed, political persuasion, financial background, national, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or financial aid programs.