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Admissions Process

Your child must be three years old and toilet trained to enroll at MCH. Most children begin the program in September. If space permits, a few students may be admitted in October or November when they turn three. MCH follows an academic calendar. 

There are three basic steps for applying to our school: 


Take a tour: Tours are available each Thursday morning from 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. starting in late September and continuing through mid-January. Tours provide an opportunity to observe our classrooms, talk with teachers, and to meet with the Director and current MCH parents. Sign up here.
    Submit an application: you will receive an application when you attend a tour. It is due to MCH, along with a non-refundable $50 fee by January 31 of the year in which you are applying. We do not screen children and there is no formal interview process. 
      Await your admissions decision: we will notify you of admissions decisions in early March. If offered a place, you have one week to secure this opening by returning a signed enrollment contract with an enrollment deposit of $1,500. If we are not able to offer your family a place during our first round of acceptances in early March, we will ask whether you want to remain on our wait list. Each year, from March to September, openings occasionally occur as families' plans change. When this happens, we immediately contact a family on our wait list; a family whose application fits the profile (age, program, etc.) of the newly opened slot. We ask parents to notify us immediately if they no longer wish to remain active on that list.


                      "If teaching is to be effective with young children, it must assist them
                      to advance on the way to independence."    
                                                             - Maria Montessori