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Check out a few of the most common questions our school has received. Hopefully you can find the answer you’re looking for. If not, please try referring to our parent handbook or contact us. Every question and comment is important, no matter how simple or complex, so please don't hesitate to contact the school.


Covid -19 Updates

Appleseed Montessori will begin accepting registrations for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year on Feb. 1st.  Please visit "Admissions" page where you will find information on new registration procedures including virtual tour of classroom, online meet and greet, and downloadable registration forms.

Can I visit the school?

*UPDATE * Due to Covid-19 we will not be hosting in person tours at this time.  Any family that registers for the upcoming 2021/2022 school year will be invited to an open house/meet the teacher at a later date before the new school year begins. 

Current parents/families:

We welcome parents/families into the classroom at anytime, we have an open door policy!

Prospective parents/families:

We would love for you to visit our school but please note that for safety reasons and the focus of our students we do not allow drop in visitations without an appointment. Please call 

What is the difference between a Montessori program and a traditional preschool?

Montessori  supports the individual personality and learning style of each child. In a Montessori classroom children are free to move about the room and learn at their own individual pace according to their own choice of activities. Montessori emphasizes learning through all five senses, not just through listening, watching, or reading. Children are engaged in individual or group activities of their own, with materials that have been introduced to them 1:1 by the teacher who knows what each child is ready to do.

What age does my child need to be to attend?

The program is meant to be a transition year before kindergarten.  Children must be 4 years old by Jan 1st 2022

Are there fundraising or volunteer commitments?

There are NO mandatory fundraisers, parent duty days or toy cleaning requirements.

How much is school tuition?

The 2021/2022 monthly tuition for Appleseed Montessori Preschool is $195/mo.
Please note tuition is calculated as an annual amount and divided into 10 equal payments for your convenience. Therefore the amount remains consistent regardless of the number of instructional days in any given month.
Please refer to parent handbook for more information.

Do children in Montessori get to do whatever they want?

Children are free to move about the classroom at will. They may talk with other children, choose any material or activity that they understand, or ask a teacher to introduce new materials. The Montessori classroom is carefully prepared with with a variety of materials and activities the children may choose to work with.  While a child may choose what material they wish to work with, they must first be presented with a lesson on that material. After receiving a lesson the child is free to continue working with that material for a long as they wish.  Teachers keep careful records of what lessons have been given and will check that child’s knowledge in one area before moving to the next lesson.  The teacher will offer an alternative material or activity if a child has chosen something beyond their ability.

What is the class schedule for 2021/2022

Classes are offered 2 days a week:

Monday and Wednesdays 

AM:  9:30-11:55

PM: 12:05 - 2:30

Tuesday and Thursdays

AM:  9:30 - 11:55

School closures 2021/2022

Sept. 6    Labor Day

Oct. 11   Thanks Giving

Oct. 21   PD day

Nov. 11   Remembrance Day

Dec. 20- Dec.31  Winter Break

Feb 21    Family Day

Feb. 22   PD  Day

Mar. 3     PD Day

Mar. 21- April 1  Spring Break*

*Dates to be confirmed

April 18   Easter Monday

May 23  Victoria Day

May 24  PD Day

*Please note Spring Break will be 2 weeks but exact dates are still to be confirmed and may change from what is posted.

View Parent Handbook

Find more answers by viewing the parent handbook.  Please follow the link below.