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Thank you for considering Garden of Joy Montessori as a dedicated partner in the nurturing, care, and education of your child!

We understand that it is a BIG decision when choosing where to send your precious little ones to school! As such, we want to make sure there is a proper match between our program and your child. Our 2-week Adjustment Period is designed with this purpose in mind. During the 2-week Adjustment Period, if you decide our program cannot meet your child's needs, or the school determines your child would be better served by another learning environment, either party has the right to terminate the Admission Agreement without notice. If both parties feel there is a proper match, then the child continues with our program. 

 

At present, we offer three programs for children between the ages of 2 and 6 as follows:

  • Pre-Primary Program: Intended for children between 2 and 3 years old, not potty-trained.

  • Primary Program: Intended for children between 3 and 5 years old, fully potty-trained.

  • Kindergarten Program: Intended for children between 5 and 6 years old, fully potty-trained.

 

With the Adjustment Period in mind, here is our Admissions Process:

1. Complete and Return Our Information Sheet

This document (click here to download) allows us to have an initial idea about your needs and expectations, as well as provides us with basic information about your child. It is purposefully created in the Word format, so that you can easily fill out and send back to us at: sierrainmiis@gmail.com

2. School Tour

Our doors are always open to our families and/or visitors. With the aforementioned Information Sheet, parents/guardians may schedule a school tour on a weekday, during our children's outdoor free-play time. This way, you and your child not only get the opportunity to see our school environment, but also have the chance to meet with our students and staff. Prior to your visit, please fill out our School Visitor COVID-19 Screening Checklist by Clicking Here.

3. Enrollment Application 

After you complete a tour of our school, if both the school and family decide to move forward with the enrollment process, an Enrollment Application should be completed on the Playground app, and the following payments must be made in order to secure a place for your child:

  • Registration Fee $400

  • Tuition fee for the 2-week Adjustment Period

4. Enrollment Packet

To complete the enrollment process, parents/guardians should go through and fill out all the paperwork within our Enrollment Packet through the Playground app. 

5. Home Visit (not mandatory) 

This is part of our proven strategy to help children to cope with separation anxiety, and has been very effective; it is normal for our young children to feel such anxiety when they leave home for the first time, so this step is designed with the following considerations:

  1. Children will establish trust in our staff by seeing them in the comfort of their own home;

  2. Our staff can develop a better understanding about the child and his/her family;

  3. Assistance with completion of the Enrollment Packet can be done with 1:1 help from our staff;

  4. Family can also utilize this opportunity to address any concerns/questions they might have regarding our school/policies/fees.

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Due to the on-going nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, if parents/families do not feel comfortable with a Home Visit, a virtual visit over Zoom can be scheduled instead. Please note that we highly recommend this step, but it is not mandatory.

 

Tuition & Fees:

  • Tuition rates vary based on the program you choose. Please contact us using the form on our Contact page for specific program rates.

  • To secure a place, a $400 Registration Fee and tuition for the 2- Week Adjustment Period must be paid in full.

  • Towards the end of the Adjustment Period, if determined by both parties that our program is a proper fit for your child, the following fees must be paid on or before the first day of your child’s third week into school:

    • $600 Annual Material Fee

    • Deposit of $900

    • Remaining portion of the first month’s tuition

  • Tuition can be paid annually, semi-annually, or in monthly installments.

    • Monthly tuition is due on or before the 5th of every month. After the 5th, a $25 late fee will be added.

  • Non-payment of tuition will be considered termination of enrollment agreement, effective after the 10th day of non-payment. No refunds of Materials Fees, Deposits, or Registration Fees will be given for non-payment termination of enrollment agreements.

  • If a child joins school after the beginning of any given month, that month’s tuition will be charged at a prorated amount. 

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