Toddler & Children's House

Choosing a school for your child(ren) is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. The key is to match your family’s educational goals with the school’s mission and philosophy. Our enrollment process is designed to help you decide if Keystone and the Montessori philosophy is a good fit for your family.

The first step in our enrollment process is to attend an Online Information Meeting with our Admissions Director. During this 30-minute virtual meeting you will be introduced to the Keystone community, learn more about our classrooms and programs, and have the opportunity to ask questions about enrollment at Keystone. 

 

After your Online Information Meeting, you will be invited to schedule an in-person tour of the Keystone campus. Join us to take a peek into the beautiful Keystone classrooms, walk our five-acre campus, and see the difference a Keystone education will make for your children. Families interested in joining the Keystone community will then complete an application which will be reviewed for admission into the program.

If you are not yet ready to schedule your Online Information Meeting, but would like our Admissions Director to contact you, please complete our online inquiry form below.

 

Toddler Program: We are now accepting applications for the 2021/2022 school year. 

Children's House Program: We are now accepting applications for our 2021/2022 school year. 

ACCEPTANCE

The most important factor to qualify an applicant for acceptance is the match between the family’s educational goals for the child and the Montessori philosophy. Qualified applicants are then selected for available spaces with a focus on maintaining a balance of genders and ages in each classroom. When a position is offered, you must secure the position with a nonrefundable tuition deposit equal to one half of the published monthly tuition within 3 business days or forfeit the position. If a space is not available, qualified applicants will be placed on the Toddler or Children’s House waiting list. You will be notified by phone or e-mail when a space becomes available. Keystone Montessori does not discriminate between applicants on the basis of race, creed, national origin, or disabilities.

ENROLLMENT 

If the parents and the educational team decide that enrollment is the right decision for everyone, the online enrollment information will be sent via email. All Toddler and Children's House students will be accepted on a conditional basis. Parents or Guardians may be asked to withdraw the student if Keystone Montessori determines, in its sole discretion, that the program is not meeting the student’s needs or that the student’s presence is having an adverse effect on the program. 

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Toddler Progam: Children must be 15 months old and walking steadily by the time of enrollment.

Children’s House Program: Children should be three years old by the time of enrollment and MUST be toilet trained.

PLACEMENT

True to the Montessori philosophy, classes are filled with an emphasis on balancing gender and ages. We strongly believe in the strength and integrity of all Keystone classrooms. It is the policy of Keystone Montessori School not to accept parent requests for specific classroom placements. Placement will be determined by the educational team.

Elementary & Adolescent

Retention and interest in our Charter Elementary and Adolescent Program is high. Historically we have only been able to accommodate a few students from our wait list. If you are interested in learning more about our charter program, please click the button below to choose a date and time for an Online Information Meeting with our Admissions Director. After your Online Information Meeting, you will be invited to schedule an in-person tour of the Keystone campus.

If you are not yet ready to schedule your Online Information Meeting, but would like our Admissions Director to contact you, please complete our online inquiry form below.

New Charter openings are filled from the waitlist with applications submitted during the Open Enrollment period. Children who are not selected during this time will remain on the waitlist. In order to be placed on the waitlist for the following school year, the parent/guardian will need to complete and submit a new form to Admissions by January 1st of the new year. Keystone Montessori does not discriminate between applicants on the basis of race, creed, national origin, or disabilities.

AGE REQUIREMENTS

Children entering the Charter 1st grade program must be six years old by September 1st. Exceptions for those with birthdays between September 2nd and December 31st are based on evaluation and approval by school administration.