How to Apply2018-09-05T13:50:30+00:00

How to Apply

Enrollment of Children’s House and Elementary students is based on a determination by the admissions committee that Shrewsbury Montessori School can meet the needs of the child and is subject to availability. Shrewsbury Montessori School extends enrollment agreements to current students beginning January 1 and to new students beginning in February for fall admission.

Schedule a tour, call (508) 842-2116, or send us email at admissions@shrewsburymontessori.org today!

Open House and Information Meetings

Parents have an opportunity to meet our teachers and ask questions. These sessions begin at 8:45am.

Shrewsbury Campus

  • November 6, 2018 – Children’s House
  • November 13, 2018 – Lower Elementary
  • December 4, 2018 – Lower Elementary
  • January 8, 2019 – Upper Elementary
  • January 29, 2019 – Children’s House
  • Febuary 12, 2019 – Children’s House
  • April 23, 2019 – New Family Orientation

Auburn and Worcester Campuses

Tours are scheduled with Director of Admissions. Please call (508) 842-2116 or email admissions@shrewsburymontessori.org.

Children’s House Admissions Checklist

  1. Attend a Parent Tour
    Parent tours are scheduled by appointment with the Director of Admissions. The Parent tour provides an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of the Montessori method and the philosophy of Shrewsbury Montessori School, take an observational tour of the school, observe classrooms in the Morning Work Period and participate in a question and answer session with the Director of Admissions.
  2. Application
    A child is considered for admission and placed on the admissions list upon receipt of the completed application and the non-refundable $40.00 application fee.
  3. AISNE Evaluation – Kindergarten Only
    Kindergarten applicants are responsible for submitting the Association of Independent Schools of New England student evaluation form to the child’s current teacher and requesting it be sent to Shrewsbury Montessori School.
  4. Admission to Shrewsbury Montessori School
    Current students are offered the opportunity to continue their education at the school for the next year. Siblings of current students who have submitted an application are offered the opportunity to enroll. Accordingly, admission of new students into the school is subject to the availability of space, as well as a determination by the school that it can meet the needs of the child. Shrewsbury Montessori School reserves the right to determine placement based on the needs of the classes with regard to balance of age and gender.
  5. Notification of Decision
    Applicants who have applied on behalf of their child for admission as a new student into the Shrewsbury Montessori School are notified of the status beginning in February preceding the school year for which admission is sought. Admission notification continues throughout the spring. Applicants are notified that their child has been granted admission via an enrollment agreement.
  6. Enrollment Agreement
    Applicants must return the enrollment agreement and $500 deposit within two weeks or as noted on the enrollment agreement to secure placement for the upcoming school year.
  7. Children’s House Welcome Interview
    The Director of Admissions contacts the parents of all newly enrolled Children’s House students to schedule a twenty-minute parent/child interview with the parents and child. Please note that a child is eligible for admission the year in which they turn three years old by August 31st.

Download a PDF of this checklist.

Elementary School Admissions Checklist

  1. Attend a Parent Tour
    Parent tours are scheduled by appointment with the Director of Admissions. The parent tour provides an opportunity for parents to gain an understanding of the Montessori method and the philosophy of Shrewsbury Montessori School, take an observational tour of the school, observe classrooms in the Morning Work Period and participate in a question and answer session with the Director of Admissions.
  2. Application
    A child is considered for admission and placed on the admissions list upon receipt of the completed application and the non-refundable $40.00 application fee.
  3. Transcripts and Evaluations
    Elementary School applicants who are transferring from another school must request an official copy of the child’s complete transcript from all previous schools including written evaluations or progress reports, standardized test scores, and any additional, pertinent school records.
  4. AISNE Evaluation
    Elementary School applicants are responsible for submitting the Association of Independent Schools of New England student evaluation form to the child’s current teacher and requesting it be returned to Shrewsbury Montessori School.
  5. Classroom Visit
    Once transcripts and evaluations are submitted, the classroom visit is scheduled for the prospective student. Lower Elementary applicants (Grades 1, 2, and 3) spend time in a Lower Elementary classroom from 8:45-11:30am. Upper Elementary applicants (Grades 4, 5 and 6) spend time in the Upper Elementary classroom from 8:30am-12:30pm.
  6. Parent Interview
    The parent interview with the Director of Admissions is typically scheduled on the same day as the classroom visit. This thirty-minute meeting is an opportunity for the parent to share important aspects of the student with the Director of Admissions as well as learn more about the Shrewsbury Montessori School Elementary program.
  7. Admission to Shrewsbury Montessori School
    Current students are offered the opportunity to continue their education at the school for the next year. Siblings of current students who have submitted the application are offered the opportunity to enroll. Accordingly, admission of new students into the school is subject to the availability of space, as well as a determination by the school that it can meet the needs of the child. Shrewsbury Montessori School reserves the right to determine placement based on the needs of the classes with regard to balance of age and gender.
  8. Notification of Decision
    Applicants who have applied on behalf of their child for admission as a new student into the Shrewsbury Montessori School are notified of the status beginning in February preceding the school year for which admission is sought. Admission notification continues throughout the spring. Applicants are notified that their child has been granted admission via an enrollment agreement.
  9. Enrollment Agreement
    Applicants must return the enrollment agreement and $500 deposit within two weeks or as noted on the enrollment agreement, to secure placement for the upcoming school year.

Download a PDF of this checklist.

 

Statement of Non-Discrimination
Shrewsbury Montessori School admits qualified students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender identity, sex, disability, sexual orientation, family/parental status, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state and local law; including all programs and activities offered or made available to students at the School. Shrewsbury Montessori School will not discriminate in administering any of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial program, or School-administered programs.