Thank you for your interest in enrolling at CMC! Our Enrollment Pathway is designed to help us all determine if your family and CMC are a good fit right now. We are committed to a rolling enrollment process. There are no timelines or deadlines built into the pathway outlined below (except completing the pathway before your child(ren)'s first day). We look forward to hearing from you at any time throughout the year!
Step 1: Express Initial Interest
The first step in the Community Montessori Columbus enrollment process is to fill out our Initial Interest Form or contact our Executive Director, Taylor Dautremont, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614.212.4702. A member of our Directors Team will reach out to schedule a visit if we believe CMC may be a good fit for your family.
Step 2: Schedule an Enrollment Visit and (if possible) an Observation
The purpose of this visit is for you to learn more about CMC and fully-implemented Montessori. Whenever possible, this visit will be scheduled during the school day so that it can include a 30-minute observation in one or both of our Children’s Houses. CMC’s Executive Director, Taylor Dautremont, will also meet with you to discuss our program, schedule and fees at CMC and, if desired, explore your family’s scheduling and fee options at CMC. Please allow up to two hours for this visit (so that all questions may be addressed and next steps planned). If you are not able to schedule a tour or observation during this step, a video conference with Taylor Dautremont may be arranged.
Step 3: Determine your Family’s Schedule and Fees at CMC
If you wish to enroll your child(ren), you will be asked to complete a Schedule and Fee Calculator, read and sign a Schedule and Fee Agreement, and provide an Enrollment Deposit or PFCC Registration Fee for your family. Please see our Family Handbook's Schedule and Fees section for more information.
If we do not have space for your child(ren), we will ask you to join our Waiting Pool. Families in our Waiting Pool will still be asked to complete our Schedule and Fee Agreement and provide either an Enrollment Deposit or PFCC Registration Fee. As space becomes available, these families will be invited to schedule first days of attendance for their child(ren). Families may choose to leave our waiting pool at any time, all deposits and fees will be returned.
Step 4: Complete All Required Enrollment Forms
As soon as the first day of attendance has been determined for your child(ren), you will be asked to submit all Enrollment Forms.
Step 5: Schedule a Visit to Meet Your Child(ren)’s Guide(s)
Once all all steps have been completed, your child’s Guide will reach out to your family to schedule a time for you and your child to visit their assigned Children’s House and meet their Guide before their first day.