What is Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy’s admissions process?

  • Parents Attend a Coffee/Tour/Virtual Open House
  • All programs require a $200 non-refundable application/ re-enrollment fee
  • Family interviews with the principal to jointly consider if Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy is right for their child, the family and the classroom environment. Factors to be considered is a dialog with parents and principal, teacher recommendations, review of reports from previous schools and family commitment. In light of the above considerations, Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy’s education is deemed appropriate and the admissions process will proceed. *Due to Pandemic all classroom visits and meetings with Principal will be virtual.
  • Admission decision and enrollment contract offered.
  • When a child is accepted, enrollment must be returned within 14 days.
  • Tuition payments set up and submitted through FACTS.

Pending availability, students may be admitted at any time during the year, provided they are three years of age by September 1st of current school year. 

Admission is recommended as early in the calendar year as possible. For example, if you would like to enroll your child to begin classes in August, it would be wise to begin the application process in January.

The Cardinal Bernardin Montessori Academy shall accept children whose parents seek to have them admitted for the purpose of moral, academic and social formation. Parents who enroll agree with the philosophy of the Academy and actively participate in its mission and goals.

Admission priority is given to:

  • Currently enrolled students
  • Brothers and sisters of currently enrolled students
  • Montessori transfer students

Enclosed is the packet of school information and many important forms for your child(ren)’s school file. Copies of Birth and Baptismal (if applicable) are necessary. Medical & dental forms required for all children. Vision required for Kindergarten aged children prior to 1st day of school. Medical, vision, & dental should be returned right after your child(ren)’s appointment. Your prompt attention in returning this important paperwork is greatly appreciated. Prior to child’s attendance, parents will create an account on FACTS to facilitate their payments.

You will be contacted by your child(ren)’s teacher for a parent/child meet and greet scheduled for late summer. This visit provides an opportunity for your child to be more comfortable on their first day and to make it an easier transition from home to school.

Admissions Application Packet

Please take a moment to fill out our online application. For security purposes, it is best to fill out the application from a desktop/laptop rather than a mobile device.