Application Procedure

We appreciate your time in completing our admission process. We want you to be sure that Casa di Mir is the optimal learning environment for your child and the best school environment for your family. Considerations for enrollment include date of application and child’s readiness for our Montessori environment. We seek families who are committed to the Montessori philosophy and committed to supporting Casa di Mir in its educational programs.

 

STEP 1: OPEN HOUSE OR SCHOOL TOUR

When applying to our school, your first step is to experience it first hand. Our Open House in January is an ideal setting for this as it provides parents and their children an opportunity to meet and interact with our faculty and administrative staff in a relaxed setting.

You can also schedule a school tour with the admissions director. This step is essential in helping you evaluate the environment and its value for your child; it includes an opportunity to observe in the classroom and plenty of time to have your questions answered! Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour. School tours, available by appointment, are for adults only. To schedule a tour, please contact our admissions director by phone at 408-370-3073 or by email at admissions@casadimir.org.

 

STEP 2: APPLICATION FOR ENROLLMENT AND TEACHER RECOMMENDATION FORM

The second step is to submit the Application for Enrollment and non-refundable Application Fee, and send the Teacher Recommendation Form to the child’s current teacher. The teacher should complete the form and send it directly to Casa di Mir Montessori School prior to the child’s visit to the school (Step 3).

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STEP 3: CHILD’S VISIT TO THE SCHOOL

For the third step, Primary applicants attend a visit/observation day. This is not an assessment, but a visit to the classroom, observation of the student and conversation with the teachers. Primary students will participate in individual and group activities in the classroom. First grade applicants will be given a more formal evaluation including work in language and math.

Second thru 8th-grade applicants attend two consecutive shadow days and a family conversation. This will be scheduled with the admissions director upon submission of completed application packet.

 

STEP 4: NOTIFICATION AND DEPOSIT

The fourth and final step occurs when an acceptance notification is emailed to the parent. At this point, the non-refundable deposit to hold the space is due within one week.

 

 

Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desires to make him learn things but the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.
– Maria Montessori