Admissions

CFMS Open House

Join us on Saturday, December 10 from 10am-12pm. Tour the school, meet staff and learn more about CFMS and Montessori education.

Admission Events

We have several admissions events this Fall for prospective families to learn more about CFMS and Montessori education. These sessions are primarily for families with incoming 3 or 4 year old children. For incoming Kindergarten age or older, contact cfms@cfmschool.org for more information.

In-Person Open House: Register Here to attend

Our in-person open house is an opportunity to visit the school, tour our classrooms and meet several of our staff. Following the open house, interested parents must attend a virtual tour in order to apply for admission.

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday, December 10, 2022 10am-12pm

Virtual Tours: Register Here to attend

Attending the Virtual Tour is essential to the application process. Our virtual tours are an opportunity to meet with our Director of Student Support and learn more about our school and community. Following attendance at a virtual tour, families can apply for admission.
Upcoming Dates:

Tuesday, December 6 @ 7:00pm

Additional Dates to be Added Shortly

Important Dates and Deadlines

October through December: Virtual Tours (required before application)
December 10 10am-12pm: In-Person Open House

November through January: Applications accepted for the following fall.

Jan. 31, 2023: Application deadline for first round consideration

February: Rolling invitations for student readiness visits begin

Feb. 28, 2023: Applications for tuition assistance due

Feb, 28, 2023: Re-enrollment contracts due for returning families and new siblings.

March 3, 2023: First set of acceptance notifications are communicated to new families.

March 17, 2023: Enrollment contract and deposit due for any first round spaces offered.

Any additional spaces that become available are offered from our wait pool throughout the spring and summer.

Admissions Process

Step 1: Prospective families look over the CFMS website. Please read Admissions Criteria below.

Step 2: Prospective parents attend one of several virtual tours scheduled October - December with Director of Student Support Kristi Medley.

Step 3: After the virtual tour, submit an application for admission together with a $40 non-refundable application fee.

Step 4: Prospective parents attend an in-person Admissions Open House or schedule a classroom observation.

Step 5: Short school readiness visits with prospective students will begin in February prior to offering available spaces in March. Spaces will be determined by the need to balance classes by age and gender.

Step 6: Families of accepted students execute an enrollment contract with CFMS. Once a space is offered, parents have 10 days to return the signed contract and submit a non-refundable enrollment deposit of $500. The contract covers tuition, fundraising, and co-op obligations. All required forms (health, emergency, etc.) must be on file, and all fees must be paid up to date, before the child starts school.

Admissions Criteria

Any child between the ages of 2.5 and 4 who can use the bathroom independently and is able to leave the primary adult without difficulty is eligible for admission to the Primary class. Preference is given to children under 3.5 years old. Five year olds without prior Montessori experience are admitted on a very limited basis.

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 may be admitted to the Elementary classes (grades 1-6). Priority consideration is given to siblings of CFMS students and alumni children.

Christian Family Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), marital status, gender, national origin, age, or disability.