- Our programs begin as early as 18 months of age.
- Classrooms are mixed-aged rooms (18 months to 3 years; 3 through 6 years of age; 6 through 9 years of age and 9 through 12 years of age).
- Our programs are designed as three year developmental programs or cycles (for a child that starts just before turning 3 years the program may be a four year cycle).
Families are encouraged to observe one of our classrooms prior to enrolling. Families are asked to submit an application to the school to show interest in pursing more information and scheduling an observation. Upon receiving a family’s application the office will contact the family to schedule an observation.
If families wish to continue with the process of enrollment after the observation, a deposit is required to hold a space for their child in the program for the Fall. (Rolling admission is possible if there is space in the program after the start of school in the Fall.) After a deposit has been placed families are asked to schedule a half-hour classroom visit, and for the child entering the 3-6year old program, a half-hour home visit with their child’s Guide. The classroom visit and home visit provide familiarity and comfort with both the environment and the Guide before beginning school and lays the foundation for trust.
Children in the Toddler and Primary begin the school year with an orientation schedule. This abbreviated schedule allows for an easy transition into the environment. Children in Elementary generally begin the program with a regular schedule.
We encourage families to observe our classrooms prior to enrolling. Families are invited to call the school and schedule a time to observe. Observations generally take place in the morning (around 9:15am) and last for about 30 minutes. The school provides guidelines that will enhance the experience. A Montessori trained faculty member conducts a follow-up interview to an Observation either in person, directly after the Observation or sometime soon after, by telephone. To schedule an Observation, please call the school, 802-479-0912 or contact us.
- Submit an application
Please send your application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in the mail to MSCVT, 84 Pine Hill Road, Barre, VT 05641
- Make a program deposit
Toddler Program requires a $100 deposit yearly for enrollment.
The Children’s House and Elementary Programs are designed as multiyear developmental programs and require a $300 deposit upon enrollment into each program level.
- Receive confirmation of enrollment from Montessori office
After confirmation of program placement families will receive appropriate information and paperwork to complete enrollment and schedule home (for toddler and children’s house programs), and classroom visit and receive information about orientation schedules.