Welcome to Okemos Public Montessori
"We do not believe in the educative power of words and commands alone, but seek cautiously, and almost without the child's knowing it, to guide his natural activity."
Okemos Public Montessori Enrollment Timeline
ENROLLMENT HAS CLOSED FOR 2013-14 SCHOOL YEAR.
NOTIFICATION LETTERS WILL BE MAILED ON 3/27/13.
For information on Schools of Choice within the district please visit Okemos Public Schools home page or email email@example.com.
There is no enrollment wait list or interest list for K-4. Registration is not a first come/ first serve process. Please click here for Kindergarten Entry Age information.
January 2013 Determine availability of openings for following school year
1/11/13 Current Student Survey - to re-register for 2012-2013
1/18/13 Current Student Survey - Deadline for current students to return completed survey forms.
1/22 – 1/25 Finalize numbers of spaces available based on current student survey results.
Building tours Tuesdays at 9:30a.m. meet in the lobby on one of these dates: 2/12, 2/26, 3/5 &
*Updated *Wednesday 3/13/2013. Meet Principal Sue Hallman in the lobby! Check-in the lobby!
Information Nights - 2/21/13 (Thursday) 6 to 7:00 pm or 2/27/13 (Wednesday) 6 to 7:00 pm
Join us in the Library promptly at 6pm. Meet our staff, visit our classrooms & learn more about our school! Childcare will be available in the gym until 7:00pm. The K-4th grade application acceptance criteria is fully explained at the information nights. Admission information for Kindergarten - 4th grade - please click this link for admission information. Questions or clarifications will be answered at the Parent information nights on 2/21 and 2/27.
March 2013 ENROLLMENT - 3/01/13 thru 3/15/2013 for K-4
3/01/13 (Friday) Enrollment opens for new students, 3/15/13 (Friday) Enrollment/Registration CLOSED for grades K- 4.
3/27/13 (Wednesday) Notification letters mailed - please respond according to the instructions specified in the letter. Thank you!
Forms Required For Registration: ♦ In-District students: Registration form - click here, Proof of residence form attached to documentation - Residency_Verification_Form.pdf, In_District_Transfer_Form for current Okemos Public School students only, Birth certificate, Immunization Records
♦ Schools of Choice students: Registration form - OPS_STUDENT_Registration_Form_2013_, SOC form required with complete documentation. SOC_Application-Montessori.pdf, Birth certificate, Immunization Records
4/25/13 (Thursday) Kindergarten Round-up - Kindergarten Confirmation letters will be mailed with details included. A birth certificate, immunization record and a physician signed green health form are required for your child to start school.
Enrollment for the 3 and 4 year old PPK program as well as those needing child care is done through Community Education. Applications are accepted beginning February 21at the first information night. Admission is on a first come first served basis and continues until all seats are filled. A waiting list opens up at that time. The following information is required at time of enrollment: 3 and 4 year olds PPK program- application, $75 enrollment fee, birth certificate, immunization and health appraisal form Child Care – application and $75 registration fee. Tuition based programs including childcare and 3 yr /4 yr old Montessori registration may call Community Education at 706-5023 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on childcare and the preprimary program click here.
A Tradition of Quality
Okemos Public Schools have an extraordinary track record for high quality education.
The Okemos Public Montessori classrooms, while differing in method than a traditional classroom, are no different in their goal for excellence in education.