Cobble Hill Enrollment and Admissions FAQs

1) What are your tuition rates and schedule options?

2) Do you offer financial aid at the Cobble Hill campus?

3) How does the application and enrollment process work?

4) What is the waitlist process like?

5) What if my circumstances change? Can I ask for my money back before my child starts attending school?

6) What if my child starts in your program, and I then need to withdraw?

7) My child will be five by next fall. Can I enroll them for Kindergarten with you?

8) How can I learn more about the Spanish immersion program?

FAQ Answers

1) What are your tuition rates and schedule options?

Tuition for the 2019-20 school year will be announced in early 2019. For an understanding of cost, you may view the application for the current school year.

2) Do you offer financial aid at the Cobble Hill campus?

Yes, we offer needs-based financial aid discounts for our toddler and primary programs at the Cobble Hill campus. (At this time, we do not offer financial aid for our infant program.) You can visit our financial aid web section, and apply for financial aid there. We expect to be able to offer needs-based financial aid to 10-20% of enrolled families on a first-come, first-served basis. Once our outside financial aid partner receives your completed application, with the required documentation (e.g., tax returns), it usually takes two-three weeks to receive a decision on whether we’ll be able to offer financial aid to your family, and in which amount.

3) How does the application and enrollment process work?

A link to our online application will be emailed to families after attending an admissions event with us (a tour, open house or info session). We may be able to offer some spaces for immediate registration based on anticipated future enrollment. All other enrollment offers will be made the first week of March for spots starting in Summer/Fall 2017.

  • Our application includes family information and a $100 non-refundable application fee.
  • Please note that enrollment spots will only be offered to children who are a fit for that spot. For instance, age, requested start date, schedule requested, language requested, prior Montessori experience (including participation in LePort’s Parent & Child Montessori program), toilet learning status, gender, or any special circumstance applying to the child and family and the classrooms where spots are opening up will be taken into consideration.
  • A certain number of spots will be offered on a preferential basis for siblings of currently enrolled students and children of LePort employees.
  • Please note that as some spots open up for summer rather than fall, families who select the Full Year schedule, which includes summer, may be offered spots for summer is space is available. If you plan to have your child attend LePort year-round, we encourage you to select the Full Year program option and you can indicate if you would desire a summer start date, as opposed to the traditional September start.
  • Those applicants whom we are unable to offer registration will be automatically placed on the waitlist. Any remaining available spaces in the school will be filled from the waitlist. If offered a space for the 2019-20 school year, families will have two weeks to mail the deposit and return an official paper application to us to secure their spot. Please note, once deposits have been paid, the space is held specifically for your child. Therefore, tuition deposits are non-refundable. Additional information is located in the enrollment agreement.
  • If a family is offered a space but declines, the family may choose the option of either remaining on the waitlist or being removed from the waitlist. If the space is declined but you would like to stay on the waitlist, your child will move to the bottom of the waitlist for the child’s age group. Waitlists do not carry over to the following year.

4) What is the waitlist process like?

Families that are not made an enrollment offer in March 2019 will be automatically placed on the waitlist, unless they wish to be removed. Families that missed the January 31st application cut-off will be invited to join the waitlist directly and will be considered in further rounds of admission.

5) What if my circumstances change? Can I ask for my money back before my child starts attending school?

Your tuition deposit is non-refundable. With limited spots available, and many families interested in enrolling, we are reserving this spot for your child and are potentially turning away other interested families who could have joined.

6) What if my child starts in your program, and I then need to withdraw?

We know family circumstances change and people move—and you may need to withdraw from our program. All we require when you decide to withdraw is a 60-day notice. At that time, we will apply your remaining deposit to the last month your child attends our school. For more details on how this works you may read the withdrawal policy on our enrollment form.

7) My child will be five by next fall. Can I enroll them for Kindergarten with you?

Our Montessori program includes the Kindergarten year as part of the three-year primary cycle. If your child has been attending a Montessori program, we’d love to meet him or her, and there’s a good likelihood that we’d be be able to welcome your child and family to our school. For children without prior Montessori experience, we usually arrange a visit, to assess whether the child is a good fit. We do that because third year Primary (i.e., kindergarten) students in a Montessori classroom have a lot of freedom of choice, and the opportunity to work with a rather advanced set of learning materials. While some children who come to us at this age without prior Montessori experience do well, joining for the third year can be difficult for some students. If you are interested in enrolling an older child, please do submit an application. We’ll hold your spot, and won’t cash your deposit check, until we have had a chance to meet you and your child.

8) How can I learn more about the Spanish immersion program?

We offer a Spanish immersion Montessori program at the Cobble Hill campus for both the toddler and the primary ages. You can read more about the Spanish immersion program on our website; we explain how the program works, why Montessori is ideal for learning a second language, and what the program-specific enrollment requirements are. There is one toddler room of 12 students and one primary room of approximately 20 students, led by excellent teachers who are native Spanish speakers and fully Montessori trained. With this limited capacity, the toddler and primary Spanish immersion programs quickly fill. If you are interested in applying for the Spanish program, please select Spanish in the online application form. If no spaces are available in our Spanish program but you would also accept an English placement, please let us know. Should we have a space available, you can enroll in the English program and add your child to the Spanish waitlist. This way, we can offer you a Spanish Immersion spot if one were to open up down the road.

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