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Thank you for your interest in our program! We look forward to working with your child. In order to meet Illinois State Attendance Requirements, every child enrolled in kindergarten or first grade must attend five days per week.
Because of the nature of the Montessori philosophy, children at many different academic levels can function and grow in the same classroom. However, it is important for children to have age appropriate social experiences. Children who have attended Acarath preschool for a minimum of one year may apply for the AM kindergarten class provided they turn 5 before January 1st. Students applying for the Kindergarten class who are not 5 by September 1st, will only be placed in the morning class. Eligible students are placed in classrooms on a first come first served basis.
Acceptance and enrollment in the Acarath Montessori Center contemplates an obligation to participate in one full years Montessori Program for the months of September through the following May, and requires payment of tuition for one full academic year. All tuitions are due and payable upon registration. However, for the convenience of parents, the Acarath Montessori Center will accept payment of tuition in nine (9) installments. Payments against this obligation are required. Once your child is accepted, installments are not refundable. The first installment is due with your application. If your child is currently enrolled at Acarath, your deposit will be applied to your first installment with this registration form. The remaining eight (8) tuition installments are due on the 1st day of each month from September 1 through the following April 1. Your installments are not applicable to any other child, or other tuition payment obligation during the year. Daycare fees must be paid at the time of payment of tuition fees from September 1st through May 1st. May fees for full-day students will be prorated based on childcare needs and summer camp attendance.
Applicants must fill out the required Registration Form provided to apply for the Acarath Montessori Kindergarten/1st Grade Program. In the event your child is accepted, your application will serve as the registration of your child and will secure a position in the Kindergarten Program. Our application fee is refundable only if your child is not accepted in the Acarath Program. Early withdrawal from the Acarath Program is not permitted and does not relieve you of the obligation to pay the full year’s tuition required by your agreement. An amount equal to nine full installments as set forth in the fee schedule is due and owing on the first day of enrollment whether or not your child continues in the full, one-year program.