Enrollment for 2017-18 (Current School Year)
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Please fill out an application and either mail it to 1900 S Taft Hill Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526 or drop it off at the 1709 W Elizabeth Street location along with the $50 application fee. If space is available, an offer will be sent to you along with the enrollment packet.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
FCMS Preschool Program (3 & 4 year olds)
Families interested in enrolling their children in the FCMS Preschool Program are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Montessori Method. In keeping with our Mission, Fort Collins Montessori School offers a preschool program that is a full or half day, five day a week program. We hire teachers who are Montessori certified (either Association Montessori Internationale, AMI or American Montessori Society, AMS) for the level they teach. Finally, we equip our classrooms with an AMI approved list of Montessori materials.
Our full day, five day a week classic Montessori preschool program supports your child’s skills, social, emotional, and academic, in all areas of her development. We offer approximately 20% of our 4‐year old positions and 40% of our 3‐year‐old positions as half day positions for those families who are not yet ready to commit to a full day program. As Montessori is a progressive form of education, and FCMS recognizes that early childhood education is vitally important to future school success, full time enrollment is considered “best practice” and is strongly encouraged by our school.
Currently enrolled preschool students have priority for enrollment in Fort Collins Montessori School for the following school year. Parents of current students must submit an intent to re-enroll form by January 20th of the current school year.
Children must have turned 3 years old by September 15 of the school year to enroll in our preschool program.
There is a nonrefundable preschool application fee of $50. A preschool application is not considered complete without this payment.
See our Priority Order for Admission and Waiting List information here.
2018-2019 Enrollment for Preschool
Open Enrollment, Preschool
Open Enrollment is November 17, 2017 ‐ February 9, 2018. To apply, please complete the FCMS 18-19 Application and mail to us at:
1900 S Taft Hill Rd
Fort Collins, CO, 80526
Completed forms must be received through US Postal Service and must be postmarked no later than the last day of Open Enrollment. You will receive an email when your application is received. If you do not receive this notification within three days of mailing your application, email [email protected] to confirm that it has been received.
Admission to FCMS is determined based on a priority order for admission (see Priority Order for Admission). If there is more interest during Open Enrollment than there are spaces available, admission will be determined by lottery one week after the last day of Open Enrollment.
After the lottery, notification of an offer for a position will be made by e‐mail no later than one business day after the lottery. After receiving the offer, we ask that applicants accept or decline the offer via email within two business days. If we do not receive an email reply within two business days, we will attempt to contact you by phone for two days. Should a family not respond to notification within four business days of an offer, their child’s name shall be withdrawn and that available spot will be offered to the child at the top of the waiting list. If you decline, we ask that you let us know; if we do not hear from you, we will assume you have declined. Once you accept, you will receive an Enrollment Packet. Completed enrollment packets must be received at our school office within 2 weeks of acceptance. Applicants who are not selected by the lottery will be placed on the waiting list for the desired grade and may receive an offer for enrollment as spaces become available.
Post‐Lottery Enrollment, Preschool
For Preschool, Post‐Lottery Enrollment is February 11, 2018 through the end of the 2018‐2019 school year. To apply, please complete the FCMS 2018-19 Application. Mail completed forms to us at:
1900 S Taft Hill Rd
Fort Collins, CO, 80526
If no space is available, applications received during Post‐Lottery Enrollment will be placed on the appropriate waiting list in the order received (see Priority Order for Admission for information on what waiting list is appropriate for your child). Note that waiting lists are continually adjusted to maintain priority order for admission. You will receive an email when your application is received. If you do not receive this notification within a reasonable amount of time after application, email [email protected].
Fort Collins Montessori School reserves the right to implement, as applicable, the following Poudre School District Right to Rescind or Amend Policy:
The District reserves the right to rescind and/or amend any or all choice/open enrollments, including the reassignment of choice/open-enrolled students to their neighborhood schools or to other choice schools or programs with available space, if it determines that (1) the choice/open enrollment was obtained through misrepresentation or nondisclosure of a material fact, (2) there is overcrowding of facilities in the choice school or program, (3) the choice school discontinues a particular program, (4) the choice school or program cannot continue to meet the special needs of the student, (5) the student no longer satisfies the eligibility criteria or level of performance required by the choice school or program, or (6) for other reasons authorized by law and considered by the District to be in the best interest of the student and/or the school or program.