ADMISIONES

Admissions

Parents seeking admission for their child are asked to take the following steps:
  1. Attend an Open House. If it is not possible to attend an Open House, parents can schedule a tour to visit the school.
  2. Read the City Country School Handbook.
  3. Submit an application of admission.
  4. Schedule an interview. This last interview is for the Head of School or her representative to meet the child and the parents together.
  5. City Country School has a rolling admissions policy. Parents will be notified within one month as to whether their child is admitted.
  6. Parents have two weeks from the date of admissions to hand inall  the completed forms, sign the contract and pay the non-refundable enrollment fee.
Application for Admissions
Before inviting a family to form part of City Country School, we must evaluate closely whether the child and the family will be a good fit for the school. Montessori education is different in fundamental ways from the traditional Spanish school system and we must be sure that parents fully understand and support those differences. We must determine whether the child will be happy and thrive in the Montessori classroom. To this end there are several criteria we take into consideration with each applicant. For children applying for admission to the Children’s House, we look for the following criteria to be met:
  • The child no longer uses diapers and is independent in toileting.
  • The child shows respect for other children.
  • The child shows respect for authority.
  • The child can follow school customs and guidelines.
  • The child shows eagerness to learn.
  • The child is developmentally able to perform the functions in his/her prepared environment.

For children applying for admission to the Elementary program, we look for the following criteria to be met:

  • The child is able to function in a social group.
  • The child is desirous to be part of the Elementary community.
  • The child demonstrates an eagerness to learn.
  • The child respects other children.
  • The child respects adults.
  • The child is able to work both independently and in collaboration.
  • The child is able to understand and follow the school’s norms, customs and guidelines.
  • The child has the academic skills necessary to do the academic work of the Elementary classroom.
Criteria for families wishing to enrol their child:
  • Parents must thoroughly understand the mission and pedagogy of City Country School.
  • Parents must desire to make a long-term (at least three-year cycle) commitment to a Montessori education.
  • Parents must understand the importance of the school-parent partnership, and support and participate in said partnership.
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