Montessori child

Admissions

Each application submitted to Bozeman Summit School is carefully considered. Our goal is to help families understand the Montessori philosophy and to find the best match between student, family and school. Children of all abilities and talents are welcome, regardless of race, national origin, or religion. If what you have read or heard about Bozeman Summit School sounds interesting, we invite you to give us a call and schedule a tour of the school. This will allow you to learn more about us, meet the staff, and observe our students working in the classroom. A school tour is completely free and there is no obligation.

We schedule school tours and accept applications at any time, but put prospective students in a waiting pool until after re-enrollment is assessed. Re-enrollment of current students takes place in January and February to determine openings for the fall. A welcome packet is mailed to families in the waiting pool upon acceptance after February 15.

If you are interested in the reasons why our current families chose Bozeman Summit School, please view these BSS Parent Survey Results.

Enrollment Procedures for New Students

Step 1. Parent(s) observe in the classroom, take a school tour and meet with the Head of School.

Step 2. Complete and submit Registration Application and Admissions Questionnaire along with the non-refundable $35 application fee to the school office at least two days prior to scheduled shadow day.

Step 3. An early childhood age child visits the classroom with a parent and meets informally with the classroom teacher(s). Within 24 hours, the Head of School will contact the parents to discuss the child's visit.

An elementary age child visits the classroom for a morning, shadows a current student and meets informally with the classroom teacher(s). Within 24 hours, the Head of School will contact the parents to discuss their child’s visit.

Step 4. The school provides a Teacher Recommendation Form for the child’s current school to complete.

Step 5. Once the school receives the Teacher Recommendation Form, the Head of School reviews all of the application materials and contacts the prospective family to discuss enrollment.

Step 6. New student registration begins March 1. Upon acceptance, a welcome packet is mailed. A non-refundable $200 registration fee and the Tuition Contract must then be submitted to secure each child’s place in the classroom. This registration fee is applied toward the first tuition deposit due April 1 for elementary students and May 1 for early childhood students.

Step 7. For early childhood students a one-month non-refundable tuition deposit it required in order to complete the enrollment process. The deposit is due by May 1. The one-month tuition deposit received will be applied to the May tuition due for the school year registered. All deposits are non-refundable.

For elementary students a two-month non-refundable tuition deposit is required in order to complete the enrollment process. Half the deposit is due April 1 and half the deposit is due by May 1. The two-month tuition deposit received will be applied to the April and May tuition due for the school year registered. All deposits are non-refundable.

Application Timeline – For Returning and New Students

Jan 15. Applications available for following school year

Feb 1. Re-enrollment of current students – $200 Registration Fee and Tuition Contract due by March 1
(applied toward the April tuition deposit for elementary and May tuition deposit for early childhood)

Mar 1. New student registration begins – $200 Registration Fee and Tuition Contract due upon acceptance
(applied toward the April tuition deposit for elementary and May tuition deposit for early childhood)

April 1. 1st Tuition Deposit due (less the $200 Registration Fee) for elementary program

May 1. 2nd Tuition Deposit due for elementary program OR 1st Tuition Deposit due for early childhood program

Sept 1. September Tuition and Annual Fees due

Questions Along the Way?

We place great importance upon open communication and invite you to call the school office with any questions or concerns that you may have, (406) 585-3778.