Admissions Process at Daycroft Montessori School of Ann Arbor
Daycroft Montessori School admits students of any race, color, creed, and national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in this program.
Assuring the Right Fit
The main goal of our admissions process is to determine if Daycroft Montessori School is right for you and your child. We work closely with you to make this assessment. Children who benefit most from Daycroft are those who thrive in a cooperative, nurturing environment where students are challenged to reach their full potential. We also seek children and parents of diverse cultural backgrounds, talents, and experiences.
You, the Parents, Visit Our School
Step one of Daycroft’s admissions process is a parent visit. You tour the school, see classrooms in session, and meet with the Director of Admissions and/or Head of School. If you remain interested in Daycroft, we require you to submit an application for your child. Most students join us at three years of age, with no prior formal education. If your child is five years of age or older, we require records from his or her current school.
Your Child’s Visit
After you submit application materials and pay our non-refundable $50 application fee, we invite your child for his or her own visit to our school. At the preprimary level, a certified Montessori teacher helps your child explore the classroom. If your child is at the K-2 level, he or she spends part or all of a day in the classroom, joining lessons, choosing work, and interacting with students. If your studend is in Grades 3-6, he or she spends two full days in the classroom. Teachers informally assess your child as a prospective Daycroft student and evaluate any prior school records.
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Offer and Acceptance
Daycroft reviews your child’s application, and upon approval, we mail you an invitation to enroll. You confirm acceptance of the offer by submitting a signed enrollment contract along with a non-refundable deposit reserving your child’s place at Daycroft for the upcoming school year.
Tuition and Fees
Daycroft’s yearly tuition varies depending on whether your child is in preschool (half-day or full-day program), kindergarten, or elementary school (grades 1-6).
Other costs include a reasonable hourly fee for before-school care and after-school care, and various fees for after-school enrichment programs.
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