How to Apply
There are four easy, yet crucial steps in our Admissions Process:
- Contact the office to schedule a parental classroom observation and school tour. Jed Burchett, our Head of School, usually leads tours on the third Wednesday of every month. Please contact the office to sign up for the tour as space is limited.
- Next, your child may be invited to visit the program level into which he/she would enroll. (This visit is usually reserved for older Primary students or Elementary students without Montessori experience)
- The office will then help you schedule an interview with Jed Burchett, our Head of School. He will consult with you and the classroom teacher to decide whether BCMS is a good fit for your child.
- Finally, complete the enrollment contract, and pay applicable fees.
After a classroom is filled, additional applicants have the option of being placed on a waiting list. Waiting list preference is given to siblings of current students and families committed to the full (5 day) Primary and Elementary programs. Admission to the Toddler program (Saplings) is for children ages 18 months-2.5 years. The Primary program (Amber and Redwood classrooms) is limited to children ages 2.5 to six. Brush Creek makes every effort to balance the Primary School classrooms with regard to age and gender and to maintain teacher continuity for each student. For these reasons, the school cannot guarantee that requests for a specific classroom/teacher will be granted. We will attempt to accommodate parental requests whenever possible. The Lower Elementary (Eucalyptus) and Upper Elementary (Sequoia) classes are for children ages six to eight, and nine to eleven, respectively. Students enrolling at any level without previous Montessori experience are encouraged to attend the Summer Program, when possible, prior to their first year. This experience will expose the child to the Montessori method and environment, allow him/her to get to know some of the students and staff, and become a member of the Brush Creek community. Thank you for your interest in Brush Creek Montessori School! We look forward to meeting your family.
Brush Creek Montessori School does not discriminate in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, or any other characteristic.