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Admissions Process

The following dates are considered optimal for fall admission.  However, Cornerstone admits students throughout the year if space is available.

BETWEEN SEPTEMBER AND FEBRUARY OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR PRIOR TO THE YEAR OF ADMISSION:

CALL FOR A TOUR AND OBSERVATION, 603-772-4349.  Classroom observations are the best way to get a feel for the unique opportunities a Montessori classroom can offer. We welcome and encourage you to observe at your child’s level as well as other levels in the school. Plan to spend approximately an hour and a half for the initial tour and classroom observation. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions after your observation. During your visit you will receive an application if you do not already have one.

AFTER THE TOUR: FILL OUT AN APPLICATION.  There is a $100 non-refundable application fee.  FILL OUT A RECORDS RELEASE FORM if applicable.  In the case of students with educational experience, we will contact previous teachers and request records.

 

EARLY MARCH THROUGH SPRING MONTHS:

We will call you to set up a time for your student to visit a classroom.  During the classroom visit, faculty will spend time with your child assessing his or her developmental readiness for the level to which you are applying. Social and emotional readiness for the classroom are paramount to academic success. Therefore, a second visit may be requested if faculty feels they need more time with your child. If requested, teachers will call you to discuss your child’s visit.

ENROLLMENT AGREEMENTS:

Enrollment agreements are mailed after the student visit for those students and families for whom it is determined that the Cornerstone experience will be a positive one.  A deadline for returning the agreement is noted on the agreement.  Your child’s space will be held until that date.  The Cornerstone School has a rolling admissions process. Applications are considered in order of receipt, taking a balance of age and gender into consideration. Priority is given to siblings of existing students as well as students who have a Montessori background.

The Cornerstone School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Cornerstone School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policy, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.