Our Admissions staff is here to help you learn more about our school and guide you through our admissions process. Let’s get started.
Easy Three Step Admissions Process
- Take a Tour
- Observe a Classroom and Meet with Director of Admissions
- Submit Your Online Application – Applications submitted by February 21 are given priority consideration, however, we welcome observations and will continue to accept applications until we are fully enrolled.
Take a Tour
A tour is your opportunity to visit Sunstone and learn about what we do.
When you visit, you will tour our spacious campus with our Director of Admissions and Head of School, Cathy Newman. You will learn about Montessori education, our programs, who we are, and what we do. Time is set aside at the end for questions and answers. During the admission season (Oct-Feb), tours will be held with small groups of prospective parents. Please note that tours are for adults only.
Schedule a tour to get started. We look forward to sharing Sunstone with you!
Observe a Classroom and Meet with Director of Admissions
Following your Tour, you will have the opportunity to continue with Sunstone’s admissions process by scheduling a 20-minute classroom observation. During your observation, you will see the Montessori approach in action. This will give you a good idea of what school will be like for your child. If you are familiar with Montessori, the observation is still a great way for you to see what Sunstone is all about. Time will be set aside for you to meet with Cathy, our Director of Admissions and Head of School, to discuss your observation, Montessori education, our program, and answer any questions you may have.
Observations and meetings with the Director of Admissions are for adults only.
Submit Your Application
Applying is easy using our Online Application. We encourage families to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides parents a tool for tracking the status of their admission online after their application has been submitted. A non-refundable fee of $75 must be submitted with each application.
We consider balancing enrollment for age and gender, the suitability of the child and the family to the Montessori approach, and (in the case of older children) prior Montessori experience. Priority consideration is given to applications received by February 21. After February 21 we welcome tours and will continue to accept applications until we are fully enrolled.
Acceptance and Enrollment
Once you are accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter and enrollment contract. Typically acceptance letters are sent out in March. A completed enrollment contract will reserve your child’s space at Sunstone Montessori!