The Admissions Process
At Montessori School of Evergreen (MSE) we educate the whole child, rooted in the renown tradition of the Montessori Method and supplemented by cutting-edge research in brain development and education. We seek students who are curious, independent, and engaged – students who embody our mission to become lifelong learners – and we graduate exceptional young people who go on to make a difference in the world.
Please see our admissions process below:
1. Online Inquiry Form
To receive more information, and to discuss our programs, please submit an online inquiry form so we may get to know your child and your family. Christiane Leitinger, our Director of Advancement, will contact you upon receipt of your information. If you have specific questions you may email Christiane directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-674-0093.
2. Tour of School and Parent Meeting
Tours are generally hosted at 9:00am on Tuesdays, at our Troutdale Campus, and Thursdays, at our Marshdale Campus. Please contact Christiane Leitinger, 303-674-0093 to schedule a tour. As part of the tour we invite you to observe in our classrooms, and this How to Observe guideline will help you prepare for your observation. We value the partnership between our school and your family and we want to get to know you, as well as your child, during the admissions process.
3. Submit an Application and Record Requests
Once the inquiry form is complete you may continue on to the application, which is also submitted electronically. If you are applying for 1st grade through 8th grade, and haven’t uploaded your student’s records in the electronic application, then we ask that you complete the Records Request Form and give it to your child’s current school. They will then send MSE an official copy of your child’s records.
4. Shadow Day and Assessment
When your student’s admission’s file is complete we will schedule a Readiness Visit (for children three to five years) or a Shadow Day (for children six years to 8th grade) for your student. Students participating in a Shadow Day will also complete an assessment with a teacher, learning specialist, or Division Head. This gives us an opportunity to evaluate your child’s academic progress and determine if MSE can meet the needs of your child. Students are assessed through DIBELS Progress Monitoring, a writing sample, math problems, observation, and an oral conversation.
After the Readiness Visit/Shadow Day the Admissions Committee carefully considers each family and student. An acceptance letter is sent once the decision on enrollment has been made. When you enroll your child at MSE, you join an extraordinary community committed to a transformational education experience for every student!
Thank you for considering Montessori School of Evergreen!
Montessori School of Evergreen is fully accredited by the Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the American Montessori Society (AMS).