Enrollment  Process at Laren
Building a Foundation for a Lifetime of Learning
Laren Montessori School
est. 1965
Preschool and Kindergarten
Application Process

All families interested in enrolling their children in our program are encouraged to visit our school and tour our classrooms. Prospective parents will see our students working in the classrooms and the many areas of learning while classroom works, routine, and curriculum are explained by your tour guide.

Please call us at 708-339-4274 or email us at larenmontessori@sbcglobal.net to schedule a visit and begin the application process.

When a parent is ready to enroll their child a $125 non-refundable fee is required with the initial enrollment application. For each additional year of enrollment the parent is required to fill out a readmission form and submit it to the school office with a $50 non-refundable fee. 


Tuition & Fees 

For many families, private education is a struggle. But is it an exceptionally valuable struggle carried on in the best interest of those families’ most precious possessions, their own children.  The struggle makes sense because the first ten to fifteen years of education (from pre-school through eighth grade) are the period in life in which every penny invested in a child’s education has its greatest effect. Study after study show the irreplaceable impact of early life experiences in later academic success. The time for investment in education is not just high school or college: without the proper foundations, students won’t get the most out of their higher education and families won’t get their money’s worth.

A Montessori education is the greatest investment that any parent can make for his or her child. The return on this investment is a happy, capable child equipped with unique skills which are critical for genuine success in a global society. This is the kind of young person that really wonderful secondary schools and universities search for. But the question is really much larger than that. The question is the kind of life that lies ahead for your child. The unique range of experiences and skills gained by children in Montessori serve them ever after as a source of positive self-regard, a source of confidence and energy with which to face the world. What more can any parent hope for his or her child?

(adapted from Michael Rosanova, Intercultura Montessori School, 2003) 

Enrollment Application Form
2016-2017 Readmission Form


 REQUIRED FAMILY DEPOSIT

A fundraiser/committee deposit of $250 is required for each family in July (or before the student begins attending school if registration takes place after July). If this required deposit is not received, your child’s space will not be reserved and your opening will be given to the next applicant. This deposit is rolled over to the next school year or refunded to the family at the end of the school year provided required fundraising and parent committee obligations have been fulfilled and all other tuition and fees are paid up to date.

BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE 

Hours:7:00 a.m. until class begins (8:45 a.m.) AND 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fee:$3.50/hour for time used – This fee is billed at the end of the month and payment is due the following month.

LATE PICK UP FEE:
1st offense - $15.00 for the first 15 minutes and $1.00/minute thereafter
2nd offense - $25.00 for the first 15 minutes and $2.00/minute thereafter
3rd offense - $50.00 for the first 15 minutes and $5.00/minute thereafter
  If late pickup becomes excessive you will be contacted by the  
  administrator to discuss your child’s enrollment status.
LAREN MONTESSORI is a not-for-profit school.  Our parent board policy is to keep tuition as low as possible and still maintain our high quality program.