Kindergarten – 6th


Siblings of currently enrolled students:

Click HERE for the 2023-2024 Sibling Preference Enrollment Form. This is ONLY for siblings of currently enrolled students that are seeking a spot for their sibling/s for the 2023-2024 school year. An application must be filled out for each sibling in order to be part of the sibling preference lottery.

For New Enrollment (no siblings currently at Swan River):

Click HERE for the 2023-2024 K-6 SRMCS Enrollment Form. This is an online form. This form is for those seeking a spot that do not already have a student enrolled. 

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

Applications for openings will be drawn via lottery.  After open spots are filled a waitlist will be created based from the lottery drawing. Any additional applications received after the lottery drawing will be added to the waiting list in the order in which they are received. All of our classrooms are currently full and a waitlist has been started for each grade level. If a spot opens up, we will contact families via the email and phone numbers provided on the application. For inquiries about your child’s place on the waitlist, please contact our enrollment coordinator at the email above.

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 September-May twice a month on select days starting at 4 pm. Summer tours are given on select Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 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:

Thursday, July 13 at 2 PM

Tuesday, July 18 at 2 PM

Thursday, August 3 at 2 PM

Tuesday, August 15 at 2 PM

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.

Admission Requirement & Enrollment Procedures

2023-2024 School Year Enrollment

As per MN state statute, 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 9:00 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.

2023-2024 Lottery for Enrollment

Click HERE for the 23-24 Application.

Applications for the 2023-24 school year must be received between January 3-13, 2023 in order to be part of the lottery.  Any submissions received after 4:00 pm on January 13th will not be part of the lottery and be placed on the bottom of the appropriate grade level waiting list.

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 2023-2024 school year, you will receive a random number via mail no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023. 

The lottery will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 9, 2023 in the SRMCS Gathering Space.  The lottery is open to the public. The results will be posted on this webpage by 4 pm on Feb. 9.

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.

Sibling Preference for Already Enrolled Students and Sibling Preference Lottery

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. Click HERE for the Sibling Preference Enrollment Form.


Jan. 3-13: Application Acceptance Period. Note- applications after 4 PM on Jan. 13 will NOT be in the lottery and placed at the bottom of a waiting list once created. Click HERE for the 23-24 Application. This link will not go live until midnight on Jan. 3, 2023.

Jan. 31: Lottery Numbers sent by mail by this date

Feb. 9: Lottery to fill open spots and/or create waiting list at 10 AM, 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