Enrollment at Park Road Montessori
We are full for the 2023-2024 school year. The next lottery is for the 2024-25 school year. Information about magnet programs and the lottery is available at www.cmschoice.org.
Please click here for more information about the Montessori philosophy. (link opens in a new window)
Lottery Process = Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Grade 1
Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1st grade enrollment in Park Road Montessori is through the CMS Magnet Lottery Process ONLY. The CMS Student Placement office handles the lottery process. Information regarding the lottery process, including the cost for PreKindergarten, can be found at https://cmschoice.org/ (link opens in a new window). Because of the specialized sequence of coursework taken in the Montessori program, the School Choice Lottery application process only permits rising Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First grade students to apply through the lottery process.
Open House for Prospective Families at Park Road Montessori
Visit https://cmschoice.org/ for details on the enrollment and magnet lottery process.
Late Entry Process
While Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First grade present the most optimal entry points for Montessori teaching and learning, the Late Entry Process is available for students above First grade. This process is best suited for students who are currently enrolled in a Montessori program outside of CMS, have immediate, prior Montessori classroom experience, or demonstrate an equivalent degree of compatibility to the Montessori approach. This unique Montessori instructional approach can present a challenging shift for students transitioning from traditional schools after Grade 1. A successful transition requires the student and family to fully understand and embrace the Montessori philosophy and instructional practices along with its emphasis on intrinsic motivation, cooperative community, self-direction, strong character, order, concentration and coordination. The Late Entry evaluation process is instrumental in making this determination. Please note, due to historically low turnover in Montessori schools, seats typically do not become available after Kindergarten.
Please click on this link https://cmschoice.org/lateentryrequirements/ (link opens in a new window) for additional information about the late entry process.