eBridge Montessori School does not discriminate against any student or family on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, or sexual orientation in the admission process to the school and any school-administered programs.
Based on the state regulation, we may take infants beginning at six weeks, children must be fifteen months old to start the toddler program and at least two years and nine months old to start the primary program.
For the primary program, we enroll children when they turn two years and nine months. Older children will be enrolled on an individual basis as space allows with preference given to children with previous Montessori experience.
A child’s toilet training status is not an eligibility requirement for primary program enrollment. Children can be either fully potty trained or in the middle of potty training process.
Infants, toddler, preschool and preK children may be signed up for 4 or 5 half or full days per week. Kindergarten students need to attend 5 full days per week.
The Head of School and teaching staff work together to make admission decisions. We take into consideration each child’s openness to and readiness for the prepared environment as well as prospective parents’ commitment to complete a Montessori education. Placement in a classroom is based on the needs of the classes with regard to balance of age, gender and ethnic diversity.
It is in the best interest of children and essential to a Montessori education that families allow children to complete their kindergarten year in a Montessori environment and take the full benefit of Montessori education. Occasionally if enrolled very young in primary, a child may stay in their classroom for four years in order to be fully prepared to transition to an elementary environment. We strive to work with families who are willing to commit to a partnership with us to provide their children the best possible Montessori experience.
In each classroom as children get older they are able to take on new roles and benefit from learning and teaching in the mixed age group. When children complete their kindergarten year in a Montessori classroom, they have the opportunity to develop their leadership skill, refine their skills through repetition and to see familiar ideas from new perspectives.