ENROLLMENT AND POLICY
Accepting Waitlist Applications For September 2019
Children are accepted into the Casa program in September.
Complete the SMS Preschool Waitlist Application and submit the $50 application fee. The form can be mailed, emailed or dropped off at the school office. Method for fee payment can be via cash, cheque or e-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ages 30 month – 6 years
Our Casa program is a three-year program with multi-age classrooms. Children ideally begin at age
2.5-3 yrs. old and stay in the same class until age 6. The success of our program is due in part to
maintaining a classroom with equal age distribution. Our admission policy is based on achieving this
We strongly promote staying with the program for the duration of a three-year cycle. Because of this, the priority of admission will go to our returning students first. After re-enrollments are received admissions are accepted as follows:
- Younger siblings of returning students
- Age of child to help maintain equal age distribution in classrooms
- Past Montessori experience
- Date Application received
A child must be at least 30 months of age, toilet trained and able to take simple direction upon admission to the program. Each new child that is accepted to our program must have an orientation session with the classroom teacher to assess their suitability.
Squamish Montessori School admits children with learning differences, limiting enrollment to one or two children per class and taking into consideration the teacher’s experience, class configuration and the nature of the child’s learning difference.
New admission received after enrollment due date will be considered after the first round of admission have been placed. Squamish Montessori School reserves the right to cap our waiting list.
A Parent/Guardian may terminate the School Contract of Enrollment by submitting thirty days written notice to Squamish Montessori School. There is no reduction or refund of fees in the case of withdrawal, dismissal, absence, cancellation or non-attendance. The administrator maintains records of withdrawals for each school year, together with explanations.
Squamish Montessori School reserves the right to terminate the School Contract of Enrolment at anytime if the student’s teacher(s) and the school’s principal determine that the student is unable to thrive in the school’s Montessori environment, if the student’s behaviour represents a danger to other students, or if tuition fees are not received. If Squamish Montessori School terminates enrollment under these circumstances tuition fees will be pro-rated and refunded accordingly.
Parents are welcome to place their child on our waitlist. In order to do so, a parent must complete and submit an application form along with a $50 non-refundable deposit. Please see our “Admission Policies”, which will provide you with the appropriate information about our admission process. Should space become available, you will be notified by phone and/or email to have the opportunity to register your child. Squamish Montessori School reserves the right to cap our waiting list.
Re-enrollment packages will be distributed to current families during the month of December. These
packages are to be filled out by all families who wish to return the following September. Re-registration forms are due at the end of January, complete with a non-refundable deposit that will be put towards the first month’s tuition fees. Re-enrollment forms received after the due date will be considered along with the new admissions.