Enrollment for Community Montessori is based on an annual lottery.
All available openings for the 2020-2021 school year have now been filled. If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please complete an application below. Thank you!
2020-2021 1st Lottery Information and Important Dates
Hello prospective families! Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2020-2021 lottery. It is highly recommended that you attend an informational tour at your preferred Learning Center location prior to February 10, 2020. Informational tours are held on the first Tuesday of each month and additional tour dates and times may be available, depending on location. Please contact the Regional Assistant to schedule your tour:
Oak Hill (North Escondido): 1-760-359-8494
Mary Lane (South Escondido): 1-760-740-9307
Below is a general timeline of important dates regarding the lottery process. Please mark your calendars and note that the majority of our communications will be via email. With that in mind, please be sure that the email used to create the online application or the “Primary Email” listed on the student’s paper application is a valid email that is checked regularly and please add the following email addresses to your contacts to ensure that future emails do not get automatically filed in your “junk” or “spam’ folders:
January 6th – January 31st: Open Application Period
The link to the online application and the paper application will be posted on this page at 10AM on January 6th. Parents have the option to either complete the application online or mail in/drop off paper applications to the administrative office. All mailed applications must be post-marked by January 31st to be included in the first lottery. Online applications must be completed by 5PM on January 31st to be included in the 1st lottery.
February 10th: 1st Lottery
The 1st lottery will be held at the administrative office at 10AM. Parents are welcome to attend, but attendance is not required. Results will not be available immediately. An email with each student's status will be sent out on Friday, February 14th.
By February 14th: Status Email
Parents will receive an email at the primary email listed on the student’s application indicating the status of their student(s): Accepted, High Waitlist or Waitlist. This email will include details on how to accept/decline the enrollment offer and next steps. Please note that no tours will be available prior to the deadline to accept/decline a spot - please plan accordingly.
February 24th: Deadline for Parents to Accept/Decline
Families that are offered a spot for enrollment will need to accept/decline the offer by February 24th. If the Registrar’s office does not have confirmation of acceptance by this date, the student(s) will be removed from the offer list and their spot will be offered to the next student on the waitlist.
March 13th: Deadline for Supporting Documents*
If parents have accepted a spot for Community Montessori, they will be asked to submit the required supporting documents to complete enrollment by March 13th. Parents can turn in documents to the administrative office, mail in documents to the administrative office, email documents to firstname.lastname@example.org or turn them in at the Poway, Santee and Carlsbad learning centers on the following dates when the Registrar and Asst. Registrar will be on site. Meetings with the Registrar and Asst. Registrar will be on a first come, first served basis and should take ~15 minutes.
*Exceptions will be made for TK/K Health and Dental Check forms, as well as immunization updates. Please submit these forms and immunization updates by August 28th. Thank you!
March 20th: Introductory Meeting with an Educational Facilitator (Teacher)
Parents and students will meet with an Educational Facilitator at their assigned learning center. Please note that the Educational Facilitator that each family meets with will not necessarily be the student’s assigned teacher. Students are encouraged to attend this meeting and the meeting will likely last ~30 minutes. Parents should bring the completed Student Learning Readiness (SLR) survey to this introductory meeting. The SLR survey is available in the sidebar of this page.
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 AND CALIFORNIA'S "STAY AT HOME" ORDER
August 28th: Deadline for Updated Immunization Records, Health Check and Dental Forms
Any students missing updated immunization records/medical exemptions at the time of document submission are asked to submit these records by August 28th. Students without up to date immunization records or medical exemptions will not be permitted to attend Learning Center classes. For information regarding immunization requirements, please visit our Immunization Information page.
Additionally, any TK, Kinder or 1st grade students that have not previously attended a California school (TK-12) will be asked to submit the health check and dental check forms by August 28th. These forms are available in the sidebar of this page.
All updated immunization records and health/dental forms can be emailed to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your student's name and learning center in the email.
Community Montessori Administrative Offices are located at:
1441 Montiel Rd. Ste. 143
Escondido, CA 92026