Enrolment Process

Step 1: Enrolment Application & Fee

The first step is to complete an Application Form. This can be obtained from our website or by calling the School Office on 9144 2835. The $165 non-refundable Application fee applies to each new enrolment. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and payment in writing.

Step 2: Process Of Applications

Enrolment applications are placed on the Waitlist in accordance with our Enrolment Policy. We give preference to siblings of children enrolled at the School, children transferring from Stepping Stones Long Day care and from other Montessori schools as well as to children currently enrolled in our Montessori Toddler program. Please note that when assessing applications, we will give consideration to the date order of receipt of application and to maintaining a balance of ages and genders in our multi-age classes.

Step 3 : Classroom Observation

You will be offered a half hour observation in a classroom before an Interview with the Principal can be held. This is a requirement for all new families.

Step 4: Interview With The School Principal

The School may write to you to invite you to meet with the Principal and you and your child are required to attend. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions about the School. The School will take this opportunity to understand your expectations for your child’s Montessori education and assess your child’s readiness to commence at the School. We will also discuss your understanding of the Montessori approach and other expectations of families joining the School such as volunteering, working bees, etc. Interviews for entry in the school generally take place after the classroom observation.

Step 5: Offer Of Place, Acceptance Of Place

After the interviews and observations are completed, the School will assess all applicants. If we have a place for your child, a Letter of Offer including a copy of the Enrolment Contract will be mailed to you. We will write to you if your application is not successful.
You will have 2 weeks to accept the Offer and return the signed Acceptance of Place and the Enrolment Contract along with payment of the Enrolment Bond to secure your place. We will acknowledge receipt of the Acceptance of Place, Enrolment Bond and signed Enrolment Contract in writing.

Step 6: Class Allocation And New Parent Information Session

Class allocation, orientation and start date letter will be sent out prior to entry. Class allocation occurs after all places have been accepted and after due consideration to the mix of ages, genders, siblings, and special needs. Class allocation, after consultation with the classroom teacher, is at the sole discretion of the Principal. Parents are required to attend a new parent information session in term 1.

Enrolment Process Checklist

1. You complete an Enrolment Application Form
2. School assesses application and availability of suitable places
3. School arranges a classroom observation for you
4. School arranges an interview with the Principal
5. School may offer you a Place if one is available

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