For general information about Sterling Montessori's admissions and lottery process, please visit our Charter Admissions page.
1) TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR OF STERLING'S CHILDREN'S HOUSE
Our virtual tour has two components: an informational video created by the American Montessori Society, and a Video Tour of a Children's House classroom at Sterling.
It is important for prospective parents to understand Children's House program prior to turning in an application for the preschool program. Topics of these include the Montessori philosophy and approach, readiness expectations of the child and why Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarteners are together in a classroom.
2). SIGN UP TO ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL SESSION
Attend a Virtual Informational Session with the Director of Children's House.
Informational Sessions are offered throughout the year. These sessions are designed to answer parent questions regarding our program. While children are welcome to sit in, the sessions are designed for adults, to help them determine if Montessori is the right fit for their family.
3) SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Complete a 2021/22 Application. Please make sure to include the $25 Application Fee, made payable to Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School. If applying for multiple birth children (twins, triplets, etc.), please submit separate applications and fees, but please place them in the same envelope.
**Note: Only checks or money orders are accepted as payment for the non-refundable $25 application fee. Credit card, cash and online payments are not accepted.
Applications can be:
3) SCHEDULE A MEET & GREET
Shortly after your application is received, you will be contacted by our Admissions Team. If you have already attended an Informational Session, you will be asked to complete a Parent Input Form and then sign up to attend a Meet & Greet session with our Children's House Director.
Meet & Greet sessions are a 30-minute informal session that allows us to get to know your child as well as giving parents an opportunity to ask questions about the enrollment process.
**With current COVID19 restrictions, Meet and Greet sessions will be conducted remotely. **
4) WAITING POOL
Applicants are placed in a waiting pool, not a waiting list. If and when we have a seat to offer, we will
select a student from the waiting pool based on the following criteria: staff & sibling preference, family
previously enrolled at Sterling, previous Montessori experience (we require additional information as to
where Montessori experience was acquired), and needs of the classroom(s).
5) OFFER OF ENROLLMENT
Once an offer of enrollment is extended, families will have 3 days to notify Sterling of your acceptance. All required registration paperwork, contract and fees must be submitted to Sterling within 10 days of accepting our offer.
Admission is offered on a rolling basis. Students are accepted when spaces become available throughout the current academic year.