Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Elementary Program is for children in grades 1-6.
The Application Process
Step 1: Plan a visit
We strongly recommend attending our open house and scheduling at least one visit to the school before applying. The Planning Your Visit
page will help you prepare.
Step 2: Submit an application
Complete an application and return it to the office along with a non-refundable $50 application fee. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. A link to the Application form is available here.
Step 3: Student Visit/Student Record Release
We ask all students applying for Elementary programs to visit in the classroom to which they are applying (usually in January). This allows applicants the opportunity to experience our daily routine and allows our teachers to assess their academic standing. Visits typically last one to two hours and are scheduled during our regular school day. Please have your child's current school send us his/her school records. Our Student Records Release
form can be found here.
Step 4: Await notification of acceptance
We begin notifying families of acceptance in February/March. All applications received are placed in an applicant pool. We do typically give preference for siblings of current or past students. We also try to maintain a balance of ages and boy to girl ratio, and so may pull from the waiting pool as needed to maintain these balances.
Step 5: Send in enrollment deposit
Upon notification of acceptance an enrollment deposit must be submitted to secure your child’s spot. Families who do not submit their deposit by the stipulated date forfeit that spot. Enrollment deposits are non-refundable.
Timeline for Admission (Elementary)
Applications accepted on an on-going basis
Students visit. Student records should be sent to our school.
Notification of acceptance begins. Enrollment deposits due (continues until all spots have been filled)
Summer: Accepted students receive notification of classroom placement (Lower Elementary only)
Elementary Program Requirements
Before you apply, it is important to know these things about the Elementary Programs:
The Programs are all multi-year programs. During the student's three years in the classroom s/he is expected to master all of the materials in preparation for the next level. Students who leave before the completion of the multi-year program may not reap the full benefits of the program.
Our programs are best suited for students who thrive in an environment that fosters independence and responsibility for their own learning.
Our vision is to develop each child's full potential as collaborative and self-directed learners by providing an academically excellent, interdisciplinary Montessori experience in partnership with parents that nurtures each child's intellectual curiosity, connection with the natural world, academic accomplishment and social and emotional growth as they become engaged citizens of the world.
The Ocean State Montessori School fosters independence, self-esteem, and a lifelong love of learning by providing an academically excellent and nurturing Montessori environment for children in preschool through sixth grade.