We welcome your questions about Community Montessori School and are available to to meet with you to talk about your children and their learning needs. We value careful time spent with you in exploring what your children need and how we might best meet those needs. We encourage you to observe a classroom and to see the children's interactions.
Admissions is a two-step process. 1) Getting to know you and your children and you getting to know us; and 2) Talking about the mechanics of enrolling your children at CMS.
If you have already decided to enroll your child in CMS, here are the steps you need to take:
Open the link to the PDF Application and print it. Next, complete the entire document. Mail the completed application, along with a $50.00 application fee to Mrs. Anne Gray, Head of School, at:
Community Montessori School
725 Stone Road
Lexington, KY 40503
Students are put on the application list according to the date the application is received in the office. Other considerations are the age and gender of the child. Admission is decided without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic background. Montessori transfer students take priority, as do siblings and children of graduates.
Once the application and fee is received by CMS, the Administrator calls the family of the prospective student to schedule an appointment for everyone to visit with the Administrator and the Montessori teacher, usually on a Saturday morning when regular school is not in session.
If it is mutually agreed that the child will enroll at CMS, then an Enrollment Contract packet is sent to the family explaining the enrollment procedures, tuition and other applicable fees. These include: one time enrollment fee of $500.00, Birth Certificate, Permission Forms, Kentucky Immunization Certificate, Medical Authorization Form, AMI dues of $15 per student, and enrollment in the tuition management program FACTS which is $43 per family.
Parents acknowledge their responsibility to participate in the activities of CMS which is proud to be a parent-financed and Board-operated institution. CMS families are expected to devote a reasonable amount of time, effort, and talent toward assuring successful operation of the school. The primary fund-raising event for CMS, Celebration for Education (CFE) is held each year in mid October and all families agree to help make this event a success by selling or buying admission tickets, donating an item for auction, and working at the event either in set-up, take down, or during CFE night.