Elementary School Admission Registration Process Thank you for your interest in our Elementary program. Please note that the Elementary program will be closing in June 2020; we are no longer accepting new applications. Our heartfelt thank you to the families who made our Elementary program successful for 12 years. We are ending the program on a great note – at full capacity, with amazing teachers and students, and wonderful memories to cherish! For Elementary school admission, call the school at (613) 216-7275 or email us to make an appointment for a personal visit. Please note that the visit may take up to one hour of your time. You will be briefly introduced to the Montessori Method, have the opportunity to tour our facility, and see the children working in the various environments of the school. As a follow-up visit, which is optional, you may come for a thirty-minute observation to see our elementary classroom in action. Observations are by appointment only. Once you have chosen to enroll your child and have been informed that we have openings available, please submit an application form accompanied by a non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of $150. If spots are not currently available in a particular program, your child can be placed on a waiting list at no cost. When a spot becomes available, the school will contact you on a first-come-first basis. Once your application form and fee have been received by our school office, you will be asked to provide a $2,500 deposit within 2 days of the acceptance notice to guarantee your child’s placement. Note that this deposit goes towards your child’s tuition fee and is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances. Upon receipt of the $2,500 deposit, the school office will give you a enrollment package. Upon receipt of the enrollment package, please submit the following to our school office as per the dates indicated in the package: a ) all documents listed in the enrollment package b) all forms contained in the enrollment package (signed and dated) c) all post-dated cheques Please note that all the above listed requirements must be fully met for your child to be considered officially enrolled at our school. School Policies Parkdale Montessori School welcomes all prospective parents and their families, and has a non-discriminatory admission policy for children. Acceptance into our programs is based on many factors such as: availability, age, etc. Children may be admitted at any time during the school year, depending on availability of space. Priority is always given to already enrolled students and their siblings. Requirements: Lower Elementary (equivalent of grade 1, 2 and 3) Children must have completed the requirements of a Montessori Casa program OR come for a visit in our Elementary classroom prior to acceptance. Previous school records must be submitted prior to acceptance. Upper Elementary (equivalent of grade 4, 5 and 6) Children must have completed the requirements of a Montessori Lower Elementary program Previous school records must be submitted prior to acceptance Tuition Fees – school year 2019-2020 Upfront Payment Plan Programs Hours Deposit Balance Sept. 1 Total Fees Full-day 8:20-3:45 $2,500 $5,500* $8,000 Pre-care 7:30-8:20 $500 $500 $1,000 After-care 3:45-5:30 $1,000 $1,925 $2,925* Hot Lunches $2,125 Field Trips $350 Monthly Payment Plan Programs Hours Deposit Lump sum Aug. 1 7 Monthly Payments dated Sept. 1 to Mar. 1 Total Fees Full-day 8:20-3:45 $2,500 $1,500 $645 $8,515 Pre-care 7:30-8:20 $500 $75 $1,025 After-care 3:45-5:30 $1,000 $296 $3,072* Hot Lunches $220** $2,200** Field Trips $350 *For the upfront payment plan option, the amount includes 1 non-refundable lump sum payments of $1,500 * Aftercare fee includes daily enrichment programs for students to maximum class size. ** Hot lunch payments over 10 months. Hot lunch is prepared by our in-school chef. Important Notes: Application fee of $150 and all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposit of $2,500 is due 2 days after your acceptance at our school and is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances. Lump sum (post-dated to September 1st) or all monthly post-dated cheques are due by February 2nd for re-enrolling students and siblings of currently enrolled students; and 7 days following registration for new students. There is a school maintenance fee of $250 (non-refundable and non-transferable). For families: with more than one child in attendance at the school at the same time: when 2 children of the same family attend at the same time, there is a discount structure of 10% off for the oldest child’s base tuition fees and full-time pre/after care fees (not including fieldtrip or lunch where applicable); when 3 children of the same family attend at the same time, there is a 20% off the oldest child’s tuition fees and full-time pre/after care fees AND a 10% off the second oldest child’s base tuition fees and full-time pre/after care fees, the youngest child pays the full fee. Flexibility for precare and aftercare available upon request. Ages are approximate and placement depends on each child’s abilities and emotional growth.