Headwater Hills Montessori School

Application Process - How to Apply

"The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one’s self." - Maria Montessori

Applying to Headwater Hills Montessori School is a very straightforward and easy process. 

There are four steps for application to our school. Expand on the steps below to learn more about each step of the application process:

Step 1: Book a Tour

The first step is to book a school tour online or by calling us directly at 519-942-3545.

We generally book school tours for mid-morning times to give you a good sense of how the classes work. You will have an opportunity to see the classes in action,  meet the teachers,  ask any questions you may have, and to tour the outdoor space, including school garden and forest playground. If you have a particular class you would like to see e.g. French, please let us know as we can work this into your tour.

If mid morning is not possible with your schedule it is also possible to book a tour later in the day.

On your first visit you are very welcome to either come on your own or to bring your child along. 

Step 2: Student visit

We invite each child to visit the classroom and stay for a half or full day, depending on the age of the child. This allows us to see if our program is a good fit for your child. It gives your child a chance to 'warm' up to the teacher and children in the class and to know what to expect for their first day of school.

If your child has exceptional needs we ask that you bring along any formal assessments so that we can assess whether we are able to give your child what he or she needs.

Step 3: Family Meeting

It is important for us to meet both parents wherever possible. In order for your child to have success at school a strong relationship between school and home is needed. 

The family interview is scheduled by the principal and is an opportunity to determine whether our philosophy is congruent with your own and to answer more detailed questions about the school year.

Step 4: Registration

The last step is to complete the necessary paperwork for registering your child and welcoming them to our school.

Paperwork includes your application form, emergency contact info, and a parent consent form. You will need to submit a registration fee of $100 as well as ten post dated cheques for June 1st, and then Sept. 1st through May 1st for the school year you are applying for. Other payment options are available as well. Please speak to the office.

Book a school tour online or call us directly at 519-942-3545 to begin the process of enrolling your child in our Montessori program today!