ADMISSIONS

General Information

(Enrollment Procedure – New AMS Students)

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For All AMS Programs

New students may be admitted at any time during the school year, on the basis that space is available in the program. Before your child’s enrollment at AMS is confirmed, all cheques must be received (including deposits, as well as post-dated cheques for tuition and extra admissions for before and/or after-school programs).

Toddler Program

(STUDENTS 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS OLD)

Prospective Toddler Program students and parents must meet with the Director of Admissions prior to acceptance. Students enrolled in the Toddler Program do not need to be toilet trained. A naptime is provided in the afternoon.

Casa Program

(Students 2 ½ Years To 6 Years Old)

Prospective Casa Program students and parents must meet with the Director of Admissions prior to acceptance. Casa students must be toilet trained. Application to AMS must be made prior to the child’s fourth birthday.

AMS Montesorri Elementary Program

(Grades 1 To 8)

The ideal applicant for the Elementary Program has attended a Casa program for at least three years.

In special circumstances, consideration will be given to a student who has completed less time in a recognized Casa program. Admission to this program will be evaluated based on consultation with the parent and the student.

Re-Enrollement Procedure

Some AMS programs have a waiting list. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold a classroom spot for returning students unless the following is received prior to the deadline date for re-enrollment:

 

  • All paperwork (as listed on the front page of the re-enrollment form)
  • All cheques (including deposit, as well as post-dated cheques for tuition and Before and/or After-School Programs.

Registration Forms

To make the registration process more convenient, we have posted the Aurora Montessori School Enrollment Application in PDF format online. You may download and complete the form and submit it to us.

 

AMS Enrollment Application:

International Students

Learning about and respecting different cultures, religions and traditions is an exciting part of student life at AMS. We welcome International students from every corner of the world as their presence enriches our educational environment.

 

International Students are welcome to apply for a month, a semester or a full school year, depending on space availability. Applicants are interviewed by the Director of Admissions and/or the Principal prior to acceptance.

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Guide for Those Currently Living Abroad

If your child is not a permanent Canadian resident or does not possess a Canadian citizenship:

 

  • With a few exceptions, all minor children are required to apply for a study permit if they wish to study in Canada. In Ontario all individuals under the age of 18 are considered minors.
  • Successful applicants, with minor children from grades 1-8, are normally given permits that are valid for one year. A request can be made to renew or extend this permit.
  • Non-US nationalities may be required by law to obtain a TRV or entry visa and may also be asked to complete a medical examination prior to entry. It is highly recommended that you request multiple entry visas as opposed to a single entry TRV.
  • Make sure that you apply for a study permit well in advance to the desired enrollment period. The Permit applications may be obtained by contacting your nearest Canadian embassy, immigration office or consulate.
  • It is important to note that the time required to attain a permit may be as long as several months.

The following documents are legally required when applying for a study permit:

 

  • A letter of acceptance from Aurora Montessori School, signed by the school’s principal.
  • Valid identification and Passport.
  • Proof that the enrollment applicant has the funds necessary to cover living expenditures and tuition.

 

A full list of the documents required for perspective students can be found here.

 

The Canadian Embassy, immigration office or Consulate may then provide successful applicants with a Letter of Introduction. All supporting documents, including the letter of introduction, immigration status and citizenship, may be requested at any time by the school administration in keeping with Canadian regulatory policies.

 

Please contact the AMS administration for more on our international student education program.

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Fees And Payments Plan

Tuition fees will vary according to the program and payment plan chosen.

Please contact the Admissions Office for information specific to your requirements. 

FAQ
What Are The School Hours?

Toddler Program (18 Months to 3 Years Old)

5 Full Days, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Casa Programs (2 ½ to 6 Years Old)

5 Full Days, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

5 Mornings, 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

5 Afternoons, 1:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Elementary School Programs (6 to 14 Years Old)

Elementary Montessori (Grades 1 to 8)

8:45 a.m to 3:45 p.m.

Extended Care Programs

Before School (18 months to 14 Years Old)

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

After-School (18 months to 14 Years Old)

3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Administration Office Hours

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

PA Days

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Is There An Entrance Test?

At the Toddler/Casa level, both the child and parents/guardians must meet with the Director of Admissions for the Toddler/Casa program. For more information about our entrance requirements for the Toddler or Casa programs, view our Academics section.

 

Prior to acceptance at the Elementary level, the child and his/her parents must meet with the Principal, Brenda Glashan, and successfully complete an entrance test (level 3 and up). For more information about our entrance requirements for the Elementary level and older, view our Academics section.

 

We look forward to meeting your family and discussing how our unique environment will shape your child into a responsible, enthusiastic, and life-long learner.

How Can I Communicate With My Child's Teacher If I Have Questions?

Parent/Teacher interviews are formally scheduled twice a year. Open communication between you and your child’s teacher is vital to his/her success.

 

Teachers are available to meet with parents at 4:00 p.m. daily. Parents may book an appointment at their own convenience.

 

Parents will be provided with progress reports; twice a year at the Toddler/Casa level, and three times a year at the Elementary level.

 

All teachers can be reached by phone (with personal voicemail). Elementary teachers can also be reached via e-mail.

 

Please send your email to the school at info@insideams.net and your message will be forwarded to the teacher. For more information, please see the Student Progress Reports section of our website.