Thank you for your interest in enrolling at CMC! Our Enrollment Pathway is designed to help us all determine if your family and CMC are a good fit right now. We are committed to a rolling enrollment process. There are no timelines or deadlines built into the pathway outlined below (other than available open spots in our program and, of course, completing the pathway before your child(ren)'s first day). We look forward to hearing from you at any time throughout the year!
Step 1: Find Out if CMC is a Good Fit
In order to ensure our fully-implemented Montessori program is a good fit for your child(ren) and family, we ask all families to complete an Initial Interest Form and schedule at least one visit to CMC before enrolling. Visits may be scheduled directly on our website or in response to an Initial Interest Form submission; they may include enrolling children and any interested family members or just one adult family member. The ideal way to learn more about our Montessori program is for an adult to schedule an hour of observation in one of our Children’s House learning environments — please let us know if this is something your family would be interested in at any point during the enrollment process!
Step 2: Determine your Family’s Schedule and Fees at CMC
Families that have visited and completed an Initial Interest Form on behalf of their child(ren) will next need to complete a Sliding Scale Placement and Waiver Form. This submission will allow us to personalize a Schedule and Fee Agreement (SFA) for your family’s review, offering you the best schedule and most affordable fees at CMC.
Step 3: Place an Enrollment Deposit or Complete PFCC Registration
If you wish to enroll your child(ren), we will ask you to sign your Schedule and Fee Agreement (SFA). For most families, this will include payment of an Enrollment Deposit or PFCC Registration Fee. If we do not yet have space for your child(ren) or you are not yet ready to join our community, we will ask you to join our Waiting Pool. As space becomes available, families in our Waiting Pool will be invited to schedule first days of attendance. Families may choose to leave our Waiting Pool at any time. Enrollment Deposits and PFCC Registration Fees are only refundable as payment of CMC fees.
Step 4: Complete Enrollment Forms
Once a first week of attendance has been confirmed for your child(ren), you will be asked to complete all Enrollment Forms. Enrollment Forms are due at the Orientation Visit, but can be turned in ahead of time.
Step 5: Attend an Orientation Visit with your Child(ren)
Once all other steps have been completed, your child’s Montessori Guide will reach out to your family to schedule a time for you and your child to visit their assigned Children’s House, meet their Guide, and familiarize yourselves with their new learning environment before their first day!