2020-2021 Enrollment

Enrollment for Community Montessori is based on an annual lottery.


To apply for the Community Montessori 2020-2021 Lottery, please follow the link below and complete an application for each student interested in applying. On the "Year Selection" page, please be sure to select the "2020-2021 Pre-Enrollment" option. To be included in the 1st lottery, applications must be submitted by 5pm on January 31, 2020. 


Community Montessori 2020-2021 Lottery Application


If you are unable to complete the online application, please print and complete the paper application below. All paper applications must be mailed or hand delivered to the Community Montessori Administrative Office located at 1441 Montiel Rd. Ste. 143, Escondido, CA 92026 and must be postmarked no later than January 31st


Paper Application - Community Montessori 2020-2021



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. The next upcoming tour is scheduled for January 7th. 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

Carlsbad: 1-760-359-8517

Santee: 1-619-562-0252

Poway: 1-858-401-7204


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.  


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

If the Registrar’s office does not have confirmation of acceptance by this date, the student(s) will be removed from the waitlist. Families that accept admission to Community Montessori will receive an email outlining next steps regarding turning in supporting documents and scheduling a time to meet with an Educational Facilitator.


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 registrar@cmcharter.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.


Poway Learning Center: March 9th, 9:00AM – 2:30PM
Carlsbad Learning Center: March 10th, 9:00AM – 2:30PM
Santee Learning Center: March 11th, 9:00AM – 2:30PM


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. 


August 21st: Deadline for Updated Immunization Records, Health Check and Dental Forms

Any students missing updated immunization records at the time of document submission are asked to submit updated immunization records by August 21st. Students without up to date immunization records 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 21st. These forms are available in the sidebar of this page. 

All updated immunization records and health/dental forms can be emailed to registrar@cmcharter.org. 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