Admission & Enrollment
Greenville Montessori School welcomes children of all races, religions, and ethnicities. The admission process begins with a parent observation of a class in session. Interested parents may then submit an application form along with a non-refundable application fee. Upon receipt of the application form and fee, your child’s name is placed on our school waiting list.
Age, developmental readiness, space availability and classroom dynamics are all factors for admission to each program level. Primary students begin as close to their third birthday as is feasible, regardless of the time of the school year. Parents are encouraged to begin the application process well in advance of their child’s third birthday. Applications for students older than three years of age are accepted if they are transferring from another Montessori school.
The three-year developmental cycle found at each age level is crucial to a child’s success, and therefore our priority is to enroll children whose families understand and are committed to our programs and philosophy, and who are selecting Greenville Montessori School as a long-term school placement for their child.
GMS makes every effort to admit each child on the waiting list into a classroom. However, the school cannot guarantee that a position will become available. Greenville Montessori School reserves the right to request the withdrawal of any child if it becomes apparent that it would be in the child’s or the school’s best interest to do so.
Primary, lower and upper elementary students are invited to reenroll in the Spring. In order to secure a place for the following school year, student reenrollment applications must be returned with the required reenrollment fee by the specified date. After that date, remaining spaces are considered available for new families.
2013-2014 Tuition & Fees
|Lower Elementary||$ 5850.00|
|Includes Music Classes, Spanish Classes, Movement Education Classes, Trigonometry Classes|
|Upper Elementary||$ 6000.00|
|Includes Music Classes, Spanish Classes, (Latin Classes 6th grade) Movement Education Classes, Trigonometry Classes|
Parents are expected to sign a tuition agreement at the beginning of each school year, outlining their tuition and fees due for that year. Tuition can be paid in full at the beginning of the school year or in 10 monthly payments from September through June. Tuition, early drop off payments, afternoon care payments and any late fees are due on the fifth day of each month from September through June. Supply and technology fees are due with the first tuition payment of the school year. Additional fees for field trips, special school events or purchases may occur during the school year.
A $25 late fee will be charged if payment is made after the fifth day of the month. Parents should add the late fee to their payment. When payment is not received by the 15th of any month, parents will be asked to meet with administrators in order to resolve the issue as soon as possible. A $25 service fee will be charged for returned checks. All tuition payments must be current for students to continue at GMS.
In order to maintain services over the school year and avoid unforeseen tuition increases, it is essential that the entire tuition income be assured. For this reason it is understood that no reduction or remission of fees can be allowed for absence or withdrawal until the vacancy can be filled.