Our admissions process follows our school calendar. In September we schedule our fall tours for families interested in the following school year. In January we notify families of available slots for the fall. Families who were not offered a slot are kept on the waitlist. All applications received in the fall go into the same pool. We do not have a first-come, first-serve policy. Looking at the entire pool of applicants allows us to balance for age, gender, diversity and schedule. The Monteverde School employs an anti-bias curriculum. We welcome children from non-traditional families. We encourage diversity in terms of race, religion, language, physical differences, and ethnic origin.
Much of our fundraising monies and all of our private donations go to support partial scholarships for families who demonstrate financial need. Since admissions are done on a need blind basis financial aid is applied for once your family has been offered a spot. We typically give some assistance to 15-20% of our families.
We follow a year-round schedule which begins in September and runs through August. Tuition is divided into equal payments and, therefore, does not vary with the number of school days in a month. Payment is due the 1st of each month and a late fee will be added after the 15th of each month.
Early Bird Care
A $50 registration fee will be due upon enrollment for new students. A $30 registration fee is due for continuing students.
A $500 deposit is due upon enrollment and is non-refundable.
There is a $10 late pickup fee for every ten minutes that passes after your child's appointed pickup time of 12:30 or 3:30. There is a $10 late pickup fee for every five minutes, or portion thereof, that passes after your child's appointed pickup time of 5:30. This charge will be added to the following month's statement.
A one-time $35 earthquake fee purchases a 3 day kit for your child and additional items for the school's emergency supplies.
Parent Participation Fees
Each family agrees to contribute 15 hours of time in activities to support the school. At least 5 of those hours must be devoted to school fundraising activities. At the end of the school year families will be billed at the rate of $25.00 per hour for each hour not contributed.