Student Visit and Assessment:
An interview with the teacher will be requested for children being considered for the Primary program. Toddlers require no admission evaluation for entry.
Recommendations and School Records:
Current school records including progress reports and performance evaluations are required for students entering Kindergarten. All necessary application paperwork including health forms and birth certificates are required by July 15, 2023.
Expectations for Applicants:
Families who wish to enroll their children in The Tree House are expected to align with the school’s values, goals, and requirements. It is expected that children seeking admission into the Pre-Primary and Primary programs will commit to completing the entire program, which includes the Kindergarten year.
Criteria for Acceptance into the Primary (3-6 years old) Classroom:
Children must be at least 3 years of age by September 1st, demonstrate an ability and willingness to follow directions, and must be fully toilet independent. Students applying for Kindergarten must be 5 years of age by September 1st.
It is the goal of The Tree House to create a balanced educational environment true to the philosophy of Dr. Montessori, with relatively even distribution of boys, girls, and ages.
Application Preference is given in the following order:
- Re-enrollment of current students
- Siblings of current students
- Children of staff
- Children of Church Members
- Transfers from other Montessori schools
- Five Day Students
- New students
The Head of School will determine final acceptance and level of placement. This decision is based on applicable interviews, academic and social progress, and the balance of ages and genders within the classrooms. All children are accepted contingent upon satisfactory adjustment to the school environment. Enrollment is understood to be for the full ten-month school year.
An education from The Tree House is an investment in your child’s future. We realize that education costs are a significant financial commitment and may be a challenge for some families. Both new and current students are eligible to apply for financial assistance. The Tree House is an approved Family Empowerment Scholarship Program Provider (formerly Gardiner Scholarship) and Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Provider through the Florida Department of Education, School Choice. Qualified families should apply for these scholarships first, before filling out a FAST form.
If your child does not qualify for either of the above scholarships, you may apply for discounted tuition through the school.
The Tree House utilizes the FAST financial aid program. The FAST system provides an objective financial needs assessment directly to The Tree House administration. Applications may be submitted online beginning mid-March. Partial scholarships may be awarded, based on need and will be offered as part of the annual student enrollment process. This service provides an objective financial needs assessment directly to The Tree House administration. After being accepted into the program, please click on the financial assistance tab within the application system to apply. All financial aid applications and the required paperwork including tax returns are due by May 31st for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.
Applications for financial aid submitted after the May 31st, 2023 deadline may only be considered if scholarship funds remain available.
The first notice of acceptance will be sent by email by March 30, 2023. Once accepted, the family will have 10 days to execute the enrollment contract and pay the $500 tuition deposit by April 10, 2023.
Upon acceptance, the following items are required:
- State of Florida Health Form (Yellow, 3040)
- Current Immunization Record (State of Florida Form 680 Blue)
- Parent Handbook Receipt
- Birth Certificate
- Release Agreement
The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School admits students of any race, sex, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Tree House Episcopal Montessori School does not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin in initiation of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and programs, or any other school administered programs.