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Our Admissions department has answered some of the most popular admissions-related questions below:

A: Applications for the 2023-2024 school year open on October 10, 2022. See Apply Now for more information.

A: Tuition varies by program level - see our Tuition, Fees & Assistance page for 2022-2023 school year information. The WMS Board of Trustees sets the annual tuition each January. Updated tuition for the 2023-2024 school year will be posted in January 2023.

Tuition Assistance is available each year, applications open in January and close at the end of February. See our Tuition, Fees & Assistance page for more information. 

A: WMS has a wait pool, rather than a waitlist. Applicants who are not granted admission but are deemed to be a good fit for our program are placed in our wait pool.  When a space becomes available, we choose a candidate from our wait pool who best matches the criteria of the opening such as age and criteria needed to balance the classroom. The wait pool can see movement any time during the school year and a family will be contacted if an opening becomes available for their student. Families that remain in the wait pool can choose to roll over their application for the next school year and are given priority consideration for admission by our committees although admission is not guaranteed. See our Consideration Factors page for more information.

A: Once we have closed applications for a specific program level, our wait pool is full and cannot accept any additional applications. We recommend starting the admissions process early - our campus tours and applications open in the fall of each year for the next school year (i.e. campus tours and applications open Ocotber 2022 for the 2023-2024 school year).

A: No, our program level Admissions Committees review all applications received by January 31 starting in February each year. Due to multiple classroom balancing factors, we are not able to notify families of an admissions decision until the posted date of March 17, 2023.

A: Children who range from 18-29 months by September 1 are the appropriate age for our Toddler program. Priority consideration is given to applicants who are 27 months or younger by September 1.

Children who are at least 30 months by September 1 are the appropriate age for our Early Childhood program. Priority consideration is given to applicants who are 3 years of age by September 1.

A: The Toddler, Early Childhood and Elementary school day is from 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Our Middle & High School day is from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

A: Yes, before and after-school care (known as Club House at WMS) is available on regular school days (beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m.) at each campus for enrolled WMS students at an extra charge. Families can choose to enroll their student(s) in this optional care. View our Before & After-School Care page to see timings and fees for the 2022-2023 school year.

On No School days (Faculty In-Service) or school breaks (Winter Break, Mid-Winter Break, Spring Break) throughout the school year, day camps are available by reservation for Toddler, Early Childhood and Elementary students - exceptions may apply and will be communicated to our families. WMS does not operate camps on holidays (days marked as School Closed on our calendar).

A: Students bring their lunch from home each day. Our Middle School student business class sells pizza on Fridays throughout the school year for 1st-12th grade students.

Morning and afternoon snacks are provided for Toddler and Early Childhood, and a morning snack is provided for Lower Elementary.

A: Summer camp is offered for Toddler, Early Childhood and Elementary students. Toddler and Early Childhood summer camps are only open to currently enrolled WMS students. 

Registration for summer camp 2023 will open in spring 2023.

A: Email admissions@woodinvillemontessori.org with any further questions. 

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