Admissions

Protocol

Normally, the main entrance period for taking applications is January through February for placement the following September. Registration Forms are available at our annual Open House in early February. Confirmation of placements are finalized by March 15th. We would like our families to understand as much about our philosophy as possible and we want to meet you, so attending our informative Open House in person is key. Or if you have missed the Open House, you may simply complete the application form and return it with the Registration Fee of $75.00 and the required documents to the Administration.

Once the application is received and the registration fee remitted, the school will set up the necessary appointments, including an interview by a staff member. The interview is an informal opportunity which allows us to get to know your child and your child to be introduced to Noah’s Ark. Parents are present and it should last about 10 to 15 minutes. The school will contact the family shortly after the interview period to confirm placement. Noah’s Ark School reserves the right to accept or refuse placement at the school’s discretion, based on readiness for the school environment, making developmentally appropriate choices for the child and consideration for the needs of the existing community of students.

Please make sure to read the Parent Handbook, then a package of additional forms requiring signatures will be mailed/emailed out. These forms, along with a remittance of one month’s non-refundable tution deposit that will cover your child’s last month of tuition for the year of enrollment, will need to be returned to the school within 7 days as confirmation of acceptance.

For Ark Elementary entrance, an applicant also needs to submit past academic records (where available) and a letter of recommendation from the most recent school. Our Administrator will meet with each family to discuss the suitability of placement in our program. The offer of placement will be mailed out, with an Educational Services Contract which must be signed including a remittance of one month’s non-refundable tuition deposit that will cover your child’s last month of tuition for the year of enrollment. Please return it to the school within 7 days as confirmation of acceptance.

In the event of all vacancies being filled, the applicant’s name will be placed on a waiting list and the family will be notified should a space become available. For additional information, or a school tour, please contact us through our email.


How Old Does my Child Need to be to Start?

Children may be eligible to attend Noah’s Ark Montessori Reggio School if they are at least:

  • 30 months of age on the date of entrance to the facility, and
  • 36 months of age on December 31 of the year of entrance to the facility, and
  • has not entered grade 1.

Children may be eligible to attend Ark Elementary (K-3) if they are at least:

  • For Kindergarten: turning 5 before December 31st of the year of entry.