Maria Montessori Academy’s 2019-2020 school year Open Enrollment (OE) period will begin on January 21, 2019, at 8 am. The first lottery draw will be held on February 3, 2019. We will continue to draw students on an as-needed basis after February 4, 2019.
Current students at MMA will not need to re-apply to the school through the OE process but will need to indicate their “Intent to Return” to MMA for the 2018-2019 school year. The “Intent to Return” will open on January 4, 2019, and is due by January 18, 2019. Returning students have a two-step re-enrollment process. The 1st step is the” Intent to Return” and the 2nd step is in the spring for Confirmation of Placement, Annual Policies and Procedures.
Once you declare your intent for the 2019-2020 school year, you will also have an opportunity to identify any additional siblings who may want to attend MMA. Siblings must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019. By adding a new sibling it does not guarantee a spot for the 2019-2020 school year. This student will be entered into the lottery.
A lottery will be held after each OE period ends. All children must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019. Families will be notified via email of their child’s acceptance into the school through the computerized lottery program. Families selected will be notified of the next in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.
Please keep in mind if you previously enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year and your child was not selected through the lottery program, you will need to re-enroll in the database for the 2019-2020 school year. Students not chosen through the lottery program will not be “rolled over” to the next school year.
Siblings of current MMA students attending other schools will receive the first preference of any openings in the school. Every effort will be made to accept all siblings in an individual family, but this may not be possible due to caps on class sizes.
The first lottery will be held February 4, 2019. If there are more students wanting to be in the school than there are positions available, student names from the first Open Enrollment period will be randomly ordered and chosen on that basis. This is referred to as a lottery. Additional lotteries will be held on an as-needed-basis later in the spring and throughout the summer months. Families will be notified via e-mail of one their child’s acceptance into the school. Families selected will be notified of the next steps in the registration process and what timeline they will need to follow.
The school does not discriminate in its admission policies or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, or any other protected classification.
Please contact the front office if you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment.