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 seeks to attract families committed to Montessori education. To achieve that end, Go Like The Wind Montessori School is committed to providing financial assistance to qualified students whose families cannot afford the School’s full charges. The school does require that the recipients fully merit their grants by their cooperative spirit and positive approach to every aspect of their school involvement.
Because our financial aid resources are limited, not all students who apply for aid will qualify. Families are asked to adjust spending priorities in order to pay for school tuition. The school expects parents to give their children’s education priority in their financial planning. The assumption is that families will evaluate their resources and explore sources of support such as grandparents, family trusts or from the state agencies prior to applying to the school for assistance. Financial aid decisions are made independently of admissions decisions.
In order to be considered for financial aid, please submit an application along with your most recent tax returns. The financial aid program is open to students of any race, creed and national or ethnic origin.To learn more about our financial aid program and to apply, please click on the FAST logo below.
Following the guidelines and procedures of FAST – Financial Aid For School Tuition, powered by Independent School Management, a confidential assessment of discretionary income available for educational expense is made by the Head of School. Further information about the financial aid application process and forms for a financial aid request are available from the Office of Admissions.
- Our first priority is to continue support for families currently receiving assistance.
- The second priority is to provide funds that enable families already enrolled in the school to stay with the school in the event of changing personal finances.
- The third priority is to consider all other requests.
Mail your tax information and supporting documents to:
Independent School Management
Attn: FAST Processing
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
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.