Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in Fiddlehead Montessori!

Enrollment

We’re happy to arrange a time and date for you to come visit our school. Please sign up for our newsletter (see right-hand bar) to learn about upcoming events and stay in the loop as our school grows.

When you’ve decided you’re ready to enroll, please go to our Forms page and download an Enrollment Checklist. It will guide you step by step through the process.

The enrollment process

While no Montessori experience is required, we give preference to children with previous Montessori experience and balance our classes based on age, gender, and each children’s unique needs. We screen applicants based on their ability to be successful in a Montessori environment.

After we have completed our internal re-enrollment, we will contact you to let you know if your child has been accepted to Fiddlehead.

In the meantime, please contact us with any questions or to update your contact information.

Enrollment details

Class size is limited to 20 students. Our low student-teacher ratio is optimal for elementary-aged students, when so much academic and social development takes place.

We screen potential students for indicators that they will be successful as independent learners. This might take the form of discussing learning styles with former teachers, making an observation, or reviewing documentation of special needs. Children with documented or suspected special needs that might interfere with their ability to independently learn in the Montessori setting will be redirected to a more appropriate academic setting.

Please call us to schedule a time to visit our school. We welcome observations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays at 9:30am. During this visit, you can view our classrooms, observe our teachers, and find out more about classroom openings. The first visit usually takes up to an hour; however, you’re welcome to stay as long as you’d like. We recommend that parents first visit the school without your children, and then we are happy to schedule a time for parents and students to observe together. Please call our office to schedule an observation at (360) 399-3837.

We do maintain a waiting list. It is not unusual for families to submit applications a year ahead of time. If you know of a family interested in Montessori elementary school, please advise them to register early. If a family applies and cannot be accommodated in September, we do not automatically keep the application on file for the next year unless instructed to do so.

2020-2021 Tuition

  • Tuition is $697 per month.
  • Families with one student pay $6,970.00 for 10 months of Montessori education.
  • Families with two students (a 10% reduction in tuition per child) pay $12,546.00 for 10 months of Montessori education.
  • Earn a $100.00 discount by paying tuition in full by October 1st.

Financial Responsibilities per student (non-refundable)


Materials Fee:
$125 per student

P.E. Fee: $125 per student

Re-Enrollment Fee: $50.00 due in February for all returning families.

Additional Information

  • Tuition is due the first calendar day of each month.  A late fee of $25.00 will be charged for payments received or post-dated after the 10th.
  • Tuition is not discounted for school or family vacations, illnesses, or holidays.
  • By signing the Student Sign-up/Tuition Agreement, you are agreeing to pay monthly or annually until the annual tuition is paid in full for the stated academic year.
  • There is a transition fee of one month’s tuition for each student for all withdrawals.
  • An unpaid tuition balance will prevent Fiddlehead from relinquishing academic files, re-enrolling, or continuing services to your child.
  • Fiddlehead Montessori does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual identification or orientation.
  • All fees (Material, PE, and Enrollment) are per student and non-refundable.

Fiddlehead Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, hiring practices, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.