Admission Checklist

1. Attend an Open House or tour West Side Montessori:

Both options offer the opportunity to learn more about the Montessori philosophy, visit classrooms and ask a lot of questions. To schedule a tour of the Toledo Campus please contact the Admission Director at YXNwZW5ueUBtb250ZXNzb3JpdG9sZWRvLm9yZw== or (419) 866-1931. To schedule a tour of the Perrysburg Campus please contact the Campus Director at YnBhcmNlbGxAbW9udGVzc29yaXRvbGVkby5vcmc= or (419) 874-9385.

2. Submit Admission Application:

Once you have visited and determined that you would like to apply to West Side Montessori, please fill out the Admission Application online or from the campus office. Applications are accepted throughout the year.

3. Submit Previous Records:

Children 13 months through kindergarten:

All assessments, screening tool results, evaluations and/or testing information must be submitted to the Admission and Placement Committee.

For children entering first through eighth grade:

A copy of a recent grade card, standardized test results, as well as a copy of any special education or psychological evaluations should be submitted in person or mailed to the Admission Director. Please give permission to a current or previous teacher to speak with a member of the Admission Committee regarding your child.

4. Child Visit:

Children 13 months through kindergarten:

Children visit with parents. This is a short visit designed to observe the child's response to Montessori materials and faculty. If separation is possible, parents will leave the room while the child uses the classroom materials.

For children entering first through eighth grade:

After the Admission and Placement Committee reviews the appropriate records and determines that West Side is a good match for your child, a visit for three, full, consecutive days will be scheduled. This visit gives the child the opportunity to become more familiar with the school and gives the teachers the opportunity to evaluate the child's commitment to learning and ability to handle the behavioral expectations. Parents meet with the teachers, Education Director and Admission Director following the visit.

5. Admission Decision:

Upon completion of the above steps, the Admission Director will notify you of your child's admission status. Acceptances are sent via email beginning in early March for the following school year. Siblings of current students are given priority. Parents confirm their child's enrollment by electronically submitting the Enrollment Intent with a non-refundable tuition deposit to reserve a space for their child. Additional forms that are required will be available online mid-June.