Enrollment in Park Road Montessori
Lottery Process - PreK - Grade 1
PreK - 1st Grade Enrollment in Park Road Montessori is through the CMS Magnet Lottery Process ONLY.
The CMS Student Placement office handles the lottery process.
Information regarding the lottery process can be found at the link below:
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Open House Dates for the 2018-2019 Magnet Lottery (for the 2019-20 school year)
Thursday, October 11, 2018-Cancelled due to hurricane day
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (Rescheduled to December 14 due to weather)
*Please note that each event will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will last approximately 1 hour.
Registration is not required for an Open House Event.
Sessions are for parents only. Childcare is not available. The open houses have a scheduled agenda.
Please note that these are not drop-in sessions.
***All adults must have their driver's license or state issued ID to enter the building***
*School tours are only offered on the dates listed above.*
Late Entry Process
Students in grades 2-6 may interview for vacant seats (if available) through the Late Entry Process. Interviews will be scheduled only if there are vacant seats. Interested families should complete the application below and return it to the school via email, US mail, or by drop off. We will be accepting applications until January 31, 2019 for spring notification for the 2019-20 school year. Applications turned in after this date will remain on file through August of 2019 in case of last minute openings.
CMS Elementary Montessori Application.pdf (PDF opens in a new window)
**Late Entry Assessment**
Because of the specialized sequence of coursework taken in the Montessori program, the online lottery application process only permits rising Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and first grade students to apply. A late entry process is used for placement in a Montessori program above grade 1. Interested families of students above grade 1 must submit a request for Reassignment/Transfer. The Montessori approach to teaching and learning is significantly different from the traditional classroom, which often creates difficulty for students entering a Montessori program for the first time beyond grade 1. A successful transition to Montessori requires the student and family to either have previous experience with or a predisposition toward Montessori classroom instructional practices and philosophy. The prospective student should either be currently enrolled in a Montessori program, have immediate, prior Montessori classroom experience, or the student should demonstrate an equivalent degree of compatibility to the Montessori approach. An assessment is used to make this determination. Please note, due to historically low turnover in Montessori schools, seats typically do not become available after Kindergarten.