Many factors are considered in making admissions decisions, including:
- Children who meet social, emotional, and academic expectations as determined by the Admissions Committee.
- Parents who show a willingness to being informed, involved, and invested in NNM and the Montessori curriculum.
- Families committed to partnering with teachers and administration, and whose values are aligned with NNM’s mission.
- A long-term commitment to Near North Montessori.
- For children four and older, current academic information, such as transcripts, teacher recommendations, classroom visits, and parent interviews are also taken into consideration.
NNM admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Additional Admissions Considerations
- Siblings of currently enrolled students, children of NNM alumni, and staff children are given priority placement when applying to NNM once the child’s suitability to the curriculum has been established. However, withdrawing one child from NNM prior to graduation will result in the cancellation of Enrollment Contracts for any other children in the same family. In some limited circumstances, such as a diagnosed learning difference or proven financial hardship, a student may leave NNM without affecting the enrollment status of remaining sibling(s).
- In keeping with our commitment to diversity, we give additional consideration in our admissions process to children and families from under-represented groups, once the child’s suitability to the program has been established.