Admissions Philosophy and Process

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Our Admissions Philosophy

We are a rolling admissions school. This means that we are able to accept an age appropriate child into a classroom that has an available spot at any time during the year. Rolling admissions is a successful strategy for new enrollees as well as for current students because our instruction is completely individualized within the powerful and highly structured Montessori curriculum.

Choosing the right school for your child is as important as it is challenging; there is so much to consider. Our commitment is to provide you not only with lots of information about our programs, but to welcome you to visit WMS in action, and encourage you to ask questions – lots of questions.

Is WMS right for your child, is it right for your family?  We invite you to observe in a classroom; meet with me after to talk about what you just witnessed; call or email with those inevitable questions that pop up after your visit; and chat with a current family. These numerous touch points will help you gain a good sense of whether or not WMS is the right fit. (During Covid 19 restrictions our goal is the same although visits and conversations could be virtual.)

Our community of educators and administrators are dedicated to providing a safe and secure setting that ensures your peace of mind. Our classrooms are filled with engaging hands on materials that are designed to foster independence, concentration, creativity and problem solving skills. Our classroom culture helps promote kindness and character. Our classroom Guides (that’s what we call teachers) are single-mindedly focused on knowing who each child is and how they learn best, so that we can help them thrive — academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

Every parent want’s to give their child the best possible educational experiences. And my goal is to help you be confident in your choice.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Becky Simkhai
Head of School

Our Admissions Process

  1. Complete the inquiry form. We will be in touch with you by the next school day.
  2. Arrange a tour.
  3. Set up a date for observing in a classroom.
  4. Meet with Ms. Becky, our Head of School.
  5. Ask as many questions as you like.
  6. Chat with a current family.
  7. Review and complete the contract, and submit your deposit.