Kindergarten – 6th

Click HERE for the 2021-2022 K-6th application. Applications received for the 2021-2022 school year will be added to the waitlist.

2022-2023 lottery results

For questions about our school and programs contact our enrollment coordinator, Amy Jensen, at amyj@swanrivermontessori.org or our office at 763-271-7926

Applications for openings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Any additional applications received after the available spots are filled will be added to the waiting list in the order in which they are received. Applications may be dropped off during school office hours of 8:30 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday, mailed, faxed, or emailed to office@swanrivermontessori.org. We will contact you to let you know your application is received and if a spot is available or your position on the waiting list.

General Statement of Policy

The SRMCS Board of Directors wants to maximize the opportunity for families while insuring a quality Montessori education for enrolled students. This policy addresses the terms and conditions of student admissions at SRMCS.

SRMCS shall be open to any child who is eligible under the laws of the State of Minnesota for admission to a public school. SRMCS shall ensure compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws governing public schools, including Minnesota Statute 124D.10.

School Tours

SRMCS offers after school tours of its facilities and programs for interested families.  Group tours are given twice a month on select Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 4 pm.

Please fill out the tour request form below to indicate which tour you will be joining, the level you are interested in and who will be on the tour. Children are welcome to come along. Please keep in mind Montessori classrooms have a lot of materials on shelves throughout the room, so our youngest visitors should be closely attended to during the tour.

Click here for the Swan River Montessori Tour Request Form

Our upcoming group tours are:

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Note: Montessori philosophy believes in providing children a peaceful environment with minimal external distractions.  With the exception of the classroom staff, adult presence is very limited during the school day.  No tours are given during the school day. During the summer months, there are no time restrictions for tours, but they are dependent on staff availability.

Admission Requirement & Enrollment Procedures

2022-2023 School Year Enrollment

Click HERE for the 2022-2023 K-6th application.

Every child must be age 5 by September 1st of the current school year to enter Kindergarten.  SRMCS’s kindergarten program is full-day, every day, from 9:05 am to 3:20 pm, and all elementary levels are free of all tuition charges.

The classroom or program level enrollment sizes may only be changed under special circumstances and at the discretion of the School Director and grade level team.

Applications for the 2022-23 school year must be received between January 1-14, 2022 in order to be part of the lottery.  Any submissions received after 4:00 pm on January 14th will not be part of the lottery and be placed on the bottom of the appropriate grade level waiting list. Applications may be dropped off during school office hours of 8:30 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday, mailed, faxed, or emailed to office@swanrivermontessori.org.

If the number of applications exceeds the number of openings then students shall be accepted by lot.

Should a lottery for enrollment be necessary for the 2022-2023 school year, you will receive a random number via mail no later than Friday, January 28, 2022. 

The lottery will take place at 1:00 pm on Thursday, February 3, 2022 in the SRMCS Gathering Space.  The lottery is open to the public. 

2022-2023 lottery results

Preference for enrollment shall be given to a sibling of an enrolled pupil, to a foster child of that student’s parents, and a staff member’s child before accepting students by lot. If the number of siblings seeking enrollment exceeds the available spots, a sibling preference lottery will be conducted prior to the lottery for applications that do not have a sibling already enrolled. The remaining sibling preference applications will also be placed by lot on the waiting list ahead of the non-sibling preference applications.

Admission into the Early Childhood program cannot, according to Minnesota law, guarantee admission the charter school program.

Waiting lists are created in the order drawn in the lottery. After conclusion of the drawings, SRMCS shall add to the waiting lists on a first-come first-serve basis. These waiting lists are used to fill subsequent openings.

When an opening occurs during the school year, the School Director will consider all preferences as stated above as well as the grade level makeup of the classroom with the opening when determining which grade wait list to use in filling the opening.

To read these procedures in their entirety, please see the Application and Enrollment Procedures Policy below.

IMPORTANT DATES RECAP:

Jan. 1-14: Application Acceptance Period. Note- applications after 4 PM on Jan. 14 will NOT be in the lottery and placed at the bottom of a waiting list once created. Click HERE for the 22-23 Application.

Jan. 28: Lottery Numbers sent by mail by this date

Feb. 3: Lottery to fill open spots and/or create waiting list at 1 pm, results posted on website by 4 PM

Swan River Montessori Charter School Program welcomes students of any race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sex, and sexual orientation.

Application and Enrollment Procedures Policy