Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment. --Dr. Maria Montessori, Educator, physician and anthropologist
Admission and Re-enrollment
The following information will help you throughout the admission, enrollment and re-enrollment process annually. Please contact us if we can be of assistance. We look forward to a wonderful partnership with your family for many years to come.
For each applicant, the following items must be received by the Admission Office before a student and parent interviews are scheduled:
Completed application and $75 non-refundable application fee
Applicants five years and older must also submit Teacher Recommendation, Head of School/Principal Recommendation and official transcript
The first round application deadline is February 15th.
Applications received after February 15th are processed following first round applications.
Consideration for enrollment in all levels is dependent upon full disclosure of all relevant developmental, behavioral, and academic information. Omitting information may jeopardize the student’s continued enrollment.
Tuition includes classroom supplies, Media Center resources, Art supplies, IMPACT dues, class-wide local field trips, overnight trips to the Poplar Springs Landschool, Suzuki music instruction for Upper Elementary students, and annual class photographs.
New Toddler and new Primary students will be assigned a specific start date to ease transition into school. Parents will receive start dates in the summer information packet. Please note that these start dates occur after the first day of school.
Start dates beginning after September 15th result in a semi-monthly proration schedule.
Re-enrollment contracts for the upcoming school year are issued in mid-March for students invited to return to Springmont, and are due along with a non-refundable deposit on the last business day of the month. A contract and deposit must be received in order to ensure re-enrollment for the coming year. Once the re-enrollment deadline has passed, contracts will be offered for new students based on the remaining availability. Current Springmont families, regardless of level, are at risk of losing a classroom position for their child if contracts and deposits are not received by the deadline.
Only students whose contracts for the upcoming year have been received by the end of March will be invited to make classroom “move-up” visits to a new class/level.
Re-enrollment is dependent upon full disclosure of all relevant and up to date developmental, behavioral and academic information.
The Admission Office works collaboratively with Middle School Teachers, parents, and students in support of successful outplacement and matriculation to high school. Please contact the Admission Office to discuss high school application assistance.
Does my child need to be independent in the restroom?
Children seeking admssion into our Toddler program do not need to be independent in the restroom. As part of the daily experience in the Toddler program, toilet training skills are focused on aiding the child's growing independence.
Children seeking admission into our Primary progam must be consistently independent in the restroom. However, accidents do happen, and all Primary children keep extra changes of clothes in the classroom.