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ADDRESS:
245 Glover Avenue
Lyttelton AH
Centurion
Pretoria, 
South Africa

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses:

 
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Application Process
 
We are selective when it comes to admitting students because the groups are small and we need to ensure that the appropriate atmosphere of learning and respect is maintained at all times.

 

Only students with impeccable personal records will be considered. Our admissions process attempts to gather a picture of each applicant that will be as complete as possible. It includes one or more classroom visits, interviews, assessment of the applicant, a review of the studentís academic record and the recommendations of teachers who have worked with the student and family.
 
For any potential pupil to be considered we must receive a completed application form and an application fee of R1500. We cannot proceed with the application until we receive your forms.

 

Parents are strongly advised to submit the application form as early as possible because enrolment date is a factor in establishing priority in the event of a shortage of places.

 

Children may be placed on the waiting list as young as parents wish. It is important that younger siblings are also enrolled as soon as possible.

 

When a child is invited for an assessment, parents will also be invited for a parent interview. The interview is held with both parents/caregivers and the Village Montessori Enrolment Committee. This is a chance for both sides to explore expectations and suitability.

The Enrolment Committee considers a number of factors but the key considerations are the suitability of the child to the Montessori environment, level of family commitment to the Montessori Method, welfare of the school and smooth transition for the child. Parents will be notified of the results of their childís application in the week following the assessment and are asked to notify the school either verbally or in writing of their intention to accept the place within the week. Upon acceptance of a place, parents will be asked for a deposit (three monthís fees). This will be payable within a month of the place being accepted.
 
Primary students are expected to spend the morning and High School students at least three mornings at the school to enable them to experience Montessori education for themselves before making a final decision. We also need time to ascertain whether or not the prospective student will prosper in a Montessori setting. Preschool children come for a 30 minute assessment after school. Older Preschool children may be invited to spend the morning in the Preschool environment.
 
Preschool children need to be fully potty trained, three years of age and have a basic understanding of English.

 

Please click on the link below to download the APPLICATION PACK
APPLICATION PACK.pdf

Family Commitment


All primary caregivers should attend a parent interview as Montessori education is most effective when a childís caregivers understand and co-operate with the long-term programme.
Parents and caregivers need to show understanding of the Montessori philosophy of teaching and fully support its methods. They need to agree to support the VMS staff. Parents and caregivers need to be willing participants and fully support all initiatives of the school in fundraising ventures, working days, parent education evenings, equipment making and social events. We are very happy for parents to indicate their own particular skills and preference for areas they would like to assist with.
Parents and caregivers are expected to communicate with the school and the teachers in an open and reasonable manner.

ADDRESS:
245 Glover Avenue
Lyttelton AH
Centurion
Pretoria, 
South Africa

TEL:

012-664-2944

 

FAX:

012-664-6681

 

e-mail addresses: