Application Procedure

 

The following steps will help you and your family in making this important decision for your child.

  1. Inquiry - We will be happy to answer any questions you have about Lighthouse Montessori School and our application procedure.
  2. Parent Visits - (Parents/Guardians only) - An opportunity to assess the environment in which your child may potentially be placed.
    Part 1 ~ Tour our school to see the classrooms, the materials we use and to learn about the Montessori philosophy & method of education.
    Part 2 ~ Classroom Observation ~ Come experience a Montessori classroom first-hand.  An observation sheet will help you understand how a Montessori classroom works as you observe students and teachers in action. Parent observations should be scheduled in advance & during class times (9:00-11:00 am or 1:00-3:00 pm).
  3. Child Assessment - (Prospective student only) – This visit allows your child and our teachers to interact in a warm and friendly classroom setting and helps determine whether our school seems to be the appropriate environment for your child.  Children are evaluated on the basis of readiness for school and potential for success in a Montessori classroom.  Call to schedule an appointment.
  4. Consultations - The Parent/Teacher consultation is an opportunity to visit with your child’s teacher to discuss your observation, your child’s visit, help us learn more about your child,  discuss educational goals and any other questions or concerns you may have. The Parent/Administrator consultation is an opportunity to meet with a member of our school’s administration to discuss school policies, procedures and answer your questions.
  5. Application Packet – Ready to apply?  You will receive an application packet during your Parent/Admin consultation.  Complete and return, along with the non-refundable $150.00 application fee.
  6. Acceptance - A member of the school’s administrative staff will offer enrollment after it has been determined that the student and LMS are a good match for each other, and provided that appropriate placement is available.  Your child’s space will be secured only upon receipt of the required deposit and signed contracts.
  7. Waiting List - If there are no openings available, you may request to be placed on our waiting list.  You will be notified when a space becomes available.


All our handling of the child will bear fruit, not only at the moment, but in the adult they are destined to become.