Each prospective family follows these steps to complete the application process:
- Parent Visit
If you feel that MSFW is right for your family, submit an online application for your child/adolescent. You will receive a Parent Questionnaire if you are applying for a Toddler or Preschool student. Families with children applying to Grades 1-8 will receive a letter from MSFW with a Release of Information form and a Teacher Recommendation form. Parents give these forms to their child’s current school. The applicant’s current school completes the forms then sends the recommendation, transcript and any standardized testing directly to MSFW.
Prospective students applying for primary, elementary or middle school are invited to visit the school and stay for a session. An oral report will be given to the parent within three school days after all the teachers have an opportunity to give input to the observations.
Primary and Kindergarten applicants also need to fill out a teacher recommendation form. This form is to be printed out, signed by the parent and turned in to their child’s current school for completion and returned to our offices.
Elementary and Middle School applicants need to submit records, including most recent report card and standardized test scores, along with a teacher recommendation form. The forms can be printed out, signed by the parent and turned in to their child’s current school for completion and returned to our office.
Decisions for admission are made on a rolling basis throughout the year as space is available. Elementary students start in the fall unless there is a special circumstance. School personnel use contact information provided on the application. After one year, you must re-apply to stay in the waiting pool.
Once an Applicant is accepted, the parents complete and submit additional forms including an Emergency Information and Release Authorization document and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Health Information (including immunization history).
Students entering the elementary program will be required to furnish the Field Trip Release form.
A deposit including the fees for registration, materials, Montessori Parents’ Club dues and the first month’s tuition is required to secure the child’s place in class.
For all applicants, prospective parents and students meet privately with their teachers for an informal discussion of classroom procedures, expectations, and objectives.