Application Forms

PRIMARY APPLICATION (age 3 & 4)

  • Applications are accepted beginning any time after a child’s birth. We encourage families to apply early as there are very few openings after age 3.  The Montessori educational model is based on and builds upon early childhood attendance, beginning at age 3.  For more information on this, visit http://www.montessori.org/FAQ.
  • January 1 is the application deadline for priority consideration for students that will begin their three year old  year in August. All applicants applying by this deadline will receive an email invitation to attend a scheduled school tour, introduction to the school, classroom observation, and conference with one of the Heads of School. Both parents are required to attend.
  • Applications will continue to be accepted after January 1 for any spots that remain and/or the applicant pool, however applicants will only be contacted if there is an opening for which you are being considered.
  • Students that attend Lakeland Montessori for PreK receive automatic entrance to Kindergarten and the opportunity to continue all the way through eighth grade.
  • Students must be age 3 by September 1 to begin attending.
  • 3 & 4 year olds are part of our Primary (PreK3, PreK4, and Kindergarten) program and are not separated by age, giving them the opportunity to advance in the curriculum as they are ready.
  • Fill out the Primary Application, and make sure to pay the $100.00 application fee.
  • After your child has been accepted to our primary program, complete the Enrollment Agreement.

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GRADES K-6 APPLICATION

  • There is no tuition or application fee for grades K-8.
  • The Montessori educational model is based on early childhood attendance beginning at age 3.
  • Students that have attended Lakeland Montessori preschool receive automatic entrance to Kindergarten.We encourage families to apply early, the best chance for admission is at age three.  There are over 1,500 students on our waiting list for grades K-8.
  • Submitting an application to Lakeland Montessori Schools will NOT remove your child from waiting lists at any other schools.
  • Students must be age 5 by September 1 to attend Kindergarten.
  • Grade K-6 applications for students currently attending grades Kindergarten – 6 are accepted year round.
  • For students entering Kindergarten in August 2017, the application period will begin Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

GRADES 7 & 8 MIDDLE SCHOOL APPLICATION

  • There is no tuition or application fee for grades K-8.
  • Students that have attended sixth grade at Lakeland Montessori Schoolhouse receive automatic entrance to seventh grade at Lakeland Montessori Middle at the Polk Museum of Art.
  • Submitting an application to Lakeland Montessori Schools will NOT remove your child from waiting lists at any other schools.
  • Grade 7 & 8 Middle School Applications for students currently attending grades 7 & 8 are accepted year round.
  • For students entering seventh grade in August 2017, the application period will begin Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Non-discrimination Policy

Lakeland Montessori Schools are designed to attract and benefit parents and students who have an interest in the Montessori educational design. Our enrollment and admissions policies comply with the provisions of the Florida Charter School Statutes. We do not discriminate with regard to enrollment.

Lakeland Montessori Schools admits students of any race, color, religion, or 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, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.

Special Needs

Children with special needs will be addressed on an individual basis as they apply. The IEP team will review each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and special services prior to enrollment. Our model for ESE students is the inclusive model. Due to the small size of our schools, we do not have any separate classrooms or extra assistants dedicated to special needs students, therefore they must be able to be serviced in the same classroom as regular students and be able to fit within the Montessori model of teaching. The IEP team will meet to determine if a students special needs can be met at our schools or if they can be better served at another school.

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