Go Like the Wind Montessori School seeks students who will thrive in our mixed-age environment that offers freedom of choice within limits and supports the development of autonomy, intellectual curiosity, and personal and social responsibility. Our school provides Montessori classrooms for infants, toddlers, preprimary, elementary and middle school age children. Families are expected to work with the school in a spirit of collaboration that will support their child and the school’s mission.
Infant and Toddler Community: Criteria: None. Admission consists of meeting with our Admissions Director, touring the campus, and submitting the completed enrollment form along with payment of the application fee and deposit.
Preprimary: Criteria: Potty-trained. Children between the ages of 3 to 6 years who are reliably toilet-trained are considered eligible for our program. The “Kindergarten” year is the final and culminating year of the preprimary program. Students must be age five by the first of October in order to be eligible for Kindergarten.
Elementary and Middle School: Students preparing to enter the first grade of the Lower Elementary program must turn age six by the first of October. Students who have not previously attended Go Like The Wind at the elementary and adolescent levels are asked to follow this enrollment sequence:
- a family visit to our school,
- a meeting with the Director of Admissions,
- the applicant will visit the classroom for two consecutive days,
- receipt of GLTW evaluation form from previous school,
- receipt of academic records from previous school,
- and receipt of completed enrollment forms and applicable fees.
Administration and teaching staff will then determine placement.
Our programs, as much as possible, are balanced with regards to age, gender, diversity, and Montessori experience. Enrollment preference is given to:
- returning students,
- siblings of current students,
- students transferring from another Montessori program,
- and new students.
- waiting lists are maintained for each level.
In order to be placed on the our waiting list, we require that the Enrollment application form be completed and the Application fee ($75) along with the deposit* or registration* fee be paid in full. We reserve the right to fill a vacancy out of the enrollment sequence, if it will better balance a classroom.
* Refundable only if school is unable to accept the student.
Go Like the Wind Montessori School recruits and admits students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships/loans/fee waivers, educational programs, and athletics/extracurricular activities.