The CMS summer program is open and operating under the new Ohio Department of Education COVID-19 guidelines as of June 9, 2020. The summer program is full but CMS has limited Pre-Primary (age 3-6) seats available for the 20-21 school year. Call 330-452-0148 or email hos@cantonmontessori.org for more information.

Admissions

Our Focus Is Following Your Child

"Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence." -Maria Montessori

Thank you for your interest in Canton Montessori School! Our admissions process is described in depth on this page. Our fee structure is varied and is based upon the hours you enroll your child to attend. We offer limited financial aid to families who complete our process, are offered admission, and submit the application for financial aid through FACTS Managment Online. (Google Chrome browser is recommended for this site)

We encourage you to call us to schedule a visit and to meet with our Head of School to discuss your specific questions, the needs and interests of your child and our tuition and payment options. Please call us at 330-452-0148 or email the Head of School at hos@cantonmontessori.org.

Non-Discriminatory Policy

The Canton Montessori School recruits and admits students of any race, religion, color, gender or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, athletics, and extracurricular activities.

All families will progress through a comprehensive initial enrollment process as detailed below. Once these processes are complete, the admissions committee renders an admission decision and shares with the family. Once admitted to Canton Montessori School, the prospective family may submit the appropriate application for admission with the application fee and deposit attached.

Toddler Environment (18 months to 3 years) Parent(s) and student(s) visit required. Both parent and student will be interviewed, tour the school, and execute a 15-30 minute observation in the environment. Ideally, this will take place in the environment that the prospective student would be placed although there are exceptions. Lead Directress makes recommendation for admission decision. Head of School delivers recommendation to the admission committee for decision.

Pre-Primary Environment (3 years to 6 years - Includes Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten): Two (2) visits are required. Visit #1: Parent(s) visit is recommended first. Parent receives interview, a tour, and completes a 20-30 minute observation in the environment. Visit #2: Parent(s) visit again with the child for the child’s 20-30 minute observation in the environment. Parent and Head of School drop student off and pick up when finished. In some cases, the Directress brings the child to the Head’s office. Ideally, the observations will take place in the environment that the prospective student would be placed although there are exceptions. Lead Directress makes recommendation for admission decision. Head of School takes recommendation to the admission committee.

Elementary Environment (Grades 1 – 6): Three (3) visits are required. Visit #1: Parent(s) visit is recommended first. Parent receives interview, a tour, and completes a 20-30 minute observation in the environment. Visit #2 & #3: Prospective student executes two (2) consecutive visits, 9am – 12pm, in the environment. Lead Directress makes recommendation for admission decision. Head of School takes recommendation to the admission committee.

**NOTE: All prospective Elementary students must provide records via records release form from their previous school(s)

ALL admission decisions are delivered to the prospective family via email and/or phone.

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