Our Preschool and Kindergarten programs are open to children ages three (by December 31) through six. Registration opens to returning students and siblings during the month of January, and then opens to the general public mid-February. New Student Application Forms are accepted throughout the year and are placed in the order they are received on a waiting list for the school year you request, provided your child meets the age and other criteria by the enrollment date you specify. Your place on HCAMS’ waiting list is not the sole criteria by which your child can be accepted to HCAMS. A child’s school readiness and appropriateness for the Montessori classroom, as assessed by HCAMS Staff; the family’s willingness to participate in the school community through HCAMS’ Parent Guild; a Parent or Guardian’s commitment to their child’s education in a Montessori environment; and the age and gender distribution of the incoming class are all factors considered when HCAMS Staff considers your child for enrollment at the school.
The Enrollment Application Process consists of the following:
Submission of a New Student Application Form with a $25.00 non-refundable Waiting List Administration Fee. Download form. You may mail the Application and fee to the address listed.
Parent observation of the classroom (without child). We will call to verify receipt of your New Student Application Form and to schedule your tour of the school. If you would prefer to tour the school prior to submitting an application, just call or email and we would be happy to set it up. However, your child's spot on the waiting list will not be held until the application has been received.
If we have a potential opening, we will contact you at the telephone number(s) and email address(es) you provided to us on your New Student Application Form. It is imperative that you update the school with any address or contact information changes. If reasonable efforts by us to contact you at the number(s) and/or email(s) you provide elicit no response from you in 48 hours, we will offer the spot to the next person on the school’s waiting list.
If offered a program, upon a verbal agreement to accept the spot, an Enrollment Agreement will be sent to you by mail. Timely return of the Enrollment Agreement, and any fees associated with it, by the Enrollment Agreement Due Date is a condition of retaining the offered spot.
Following the successful completion of #4, your child will be invited to visit the classroom where he/she will be observed by HCAMS Staff.
The Hans Christian Andersen Montessori School admits children of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin.