Admissions & Enrollment

PHILOSOPHY AND POLICIES

The essence of the Montessori philosophy is to create an environment that fosters and serves each child individually. Country Day Montessori appreciates differences among students, and we believe that differences contribute to an enriching environment for all.

The school works to build classroom communities that best meet the need of all children. The admissions and enrollment process helps the school and your family to determine whether the Country Day Montessori learning environment is appropriate for your child’s needs.

Country Day Montessori School of Raleigh admits students and parents of any race, gender, color, religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We do not discriminate in the administration of our school policies or programs.

Children entering our infant program must be at least 6 weeks old; our Montessori Toddler programs begin at 12 months through 2 years; our Children’s House Program begins at age 3 years through 6 years. Admissions always begins with a private tour and meeting with our Head of School. At this time, you will be able to visit a classroom, see our program in action, as well as learn more about the Montessori Method of education and learning. This is also an opportunity to have your initial questions addressed and answered. During the initial visit, an information packet will be provided that outlines the special Country Day Montessori School approach and includes the forms necessary for the child(ren) to be considered for enrollment.

Please Note: filling out these forms from the website does not constitute acceptance and/or enrollment into the school. An official offer will be made once the Admissions and Enrollment processes have been completed.

To begin the Admissions Process and to schedule your private tour, please contact us by e-mail: info@countrydaymontessorischool.com or by telephone: 919-851-4054 and ask for Georgiana Nderitu.

Once an offer of admission has been made and accepted, all of the forms have been received and the Registration fee has been paid, your child(ren) will be eligible for enrollment. Enrollment is offered on a rolling-admission basis throughout the school year as space becomes available. Consideration is given to the age and gender of the child(ren) so as to create and maintain a balanced distribution in each classroom environment.

Monthly Tuition

Infants
  (6 weeks to 12 months)
7:30 am to 5:30 pm$1,400.00
Toddlers/Log Cabin
  (13 to 24 months)
7:30 am to 5:30 pm$1,400.00
Children's House 3
  (24 to 36 months)
7:30 am to 5:30 pm$1,300.00
Children's House
  (3-6 years)
7:30 am to 5:30 pm$1,300.00

Other fees:

An annual fee of $200.00 will be billed each September (or pro-rated for enrollment after this date). This fee helps to underwrite the cost of replacement and/or purchase of new Montessori materials, as well as other child development equipment.

A one time application fee of $350.00 for one child or $600 for two children is required with enrollment. The application fee is non refundable. Minimum of thirty day notice required for all withdrawals.

5% Discounts are offered for Siblings, Military families, Educators and University personnel. The discount is provided on full day enrollments only. The reduction is based upon the lowest tuition.

Click the link below to view, download or print the Tuition Schedule. All our forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If your computer cannot display these forms, you can obtain the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software from the official Adobe Reader download website.

Click to view, download or print the Tuition Schedule

Dear Parents: We are happy that you have chosen Country Day Montessori School for your child(ren). Welcome to our community! The information that we ask in these forms is based on the North Carolina Child Care Law and Rules, Division of Child Development, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Please answer completely and with the most accurate information possible. All these forms must be at the school before or by the child’s first day in order for the child to start.

Because you are requested to show proof of identity (original documents) for your child, we suggest you make an appointment with us prior to the first day of school. This will ensure a smooth transition for everyone as well as give you another opportunity to go over any questions that you may have.

Click to open a new window to www.adobe.comBelow you can find links to all the forms needed for enrollment, just click on one to view it, or right-click on it to download it to your computer. All our forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If your computer cannot display these forms, you can obtain the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software from the official Adobe Reader download website.

General Admissions Forms


Click to Click to view, download or print the Welcome Letter Click to view, download or print the Enrollment Application form Click to view, download or print the Enrollment Terms & Conditions Click to view, download or print the Tuition Schedule
Click to open a new window to www.adobe.comView, download or print the Handbook by clicking on the link below. All our forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If your computer cannot display these forms, you can obtain the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software from the official Adobe Reader download website.

Click to view, download or print the Country Day Montessori School Parent Handbook
Click to open a new window to www.adobe.comCountry Day Montessori School has set policies in place for the protection of your children. For your convenience, you can download these documents by clicking on the links below. All our forms are in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). If your computer cannot display these forms, you can obtain the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software from the official Adobe Reader download website.

If you see a red emergency notice at the top of every page, you can read the details of that emergency notice by clicking this link:
Current Emergency Announcement

Click to view, download or print the Country Day Montessori School Inclement Weather PolicyClick to Click to view, download or print the Summary of NC Rules & Regs