On behalf of The New School teachers and staff, I want to take this opportunity to welcome your family to The New School Montessori Center! I am honored you have chosen to entrust our school with your child’s well-being and education.

Our top priority is to provide an engaging, holistic, and individualized program to guide your child in realizing their full academic, cognitive, and social potential. Your active involvement and partnership with the school is a crucial component in helping us achieve this goal. To that end, we very much welcome your participation, questions, and feedback.

Starting at a new school can be both exciting and daunting, and we strive to make this transition as seamless as possible. To assist you in getting acquainted with our community, we have gathered some key highlights and resources on this page. Additionally, you can expect to receive a welcome email from your child’s teachers, which will contain more specific details about the classroom and curriculum.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our school community!

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Julie Schroer
Head of School

Enrollment Checklist

Below is a checklist for the enrollment process in addition to a list of communications you should receive shortly after enrolling.

  • Submit your signed enrollment contract to the school with a deposit.

  • Create your Child Pilot account using the link provided upon acceptance and add all emergency contacts and authorized pick-up individuals to your profile. Guardians and authorized pick-ups should also upload a picture to their profile for security purposes.

  • Submit all required paperwork and forms (see Documents and Forms Section below).

  • Once you receive instructions, please access your billing portal to review your billing information and to sign up for automated payments if selected in your contract.

  • If applicable, please submit all medical forms including allergy CARE plans, seizure plans, and permission to administer medication forms prior to the first day of school. All medicine should be handed directly to an administrator, not your child’s teacher, with the appropriate documentation.

  • Click on the link provided to you to sign into your Transparent Classroom Profile.

  • Please read through our current Parent Handbook to familiarize yourself with the school’s policies and procedures.

  • Verify that you have received notice of your child’s classroom placement, along with a message from your child’s teachers, prior to your child’s first day.

Stay Informed via our Parent Resource Page!

General Resources

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Child Pilot

Child Pilot is our attendance tracking system designed to streamline the check-in and check-out process for your child. By utilizing the Child Pilot app, you can conveniently record your child’s arrival and departure times, ensuring accurate childcare billing.

In addition to attendance tracking, Child Pilot enables us to efficiently manage emergency drills by providing quick access to a list of all students present in the building. This ensures a timely response and effective communication during unforeseen situations.

Additionally, the Child Pilot app serves as an important communication platform for important notices, updates on your child’s day, school and classroom calendar of events, text alerts, reminders, and other information.

Required Forms

The following forms required to be submitted prior to the first day of attendance:

  1. Application Form
  2. Enrollment Contract
  3. Emergency Contact and Annual Medical Update Form
  4. Pre-Elementary DCDEE or Elementary Enrollment Packets
  5. Documentation pertaining to any medical condition (if applicable)

The following forms required to be submitted within 30 days of child’s start date:

  1. Children’s Medical Report
  2. Child’s current immunization records

All forms are digitally submitted using our e-document service, SignNow. Please make sure to allow incoming emails from this service, as occasionally, they may be captured by spam filters.

School Communication

Families will receive various messages and communications to help them stay informed about events, announcements, and important updates. Here’s a breakdown of our communication channels and when to use each feature:

  1. Child Pilot: This app is for general daily messages and notifications, including reminders, announcements, and questions regarding your child. Families can also use Child Pilot to send brief notes to teachers or administration regarding pick-ups for appointments or general messages that may be helpful to the teachers. The school may also send urgent messages via push notifications and text messages through this platform.
  2. Weekly Updates: You will receive a brief email from the Head of School on Sunday evenings. Please ensure to read these emails as they may contain important updates and information about events. If you do not receive these emails, please contact the school immediately, as it may indicate that you have not been added to the general mailing list. Archived weekly updates can be accessed on our Parent Resource Page.
  3. The Rex Report: This is our monthly newsletter, named after our school mascot, the T-Rex. The newsletter shares event highlights, classroom projects, photos, and more.
  4. Transparent Classroom: This program provides a private and centralized location for teachers, families, and administration to share details about each child’s academic and developmental progress.

For general questions or requests, please use the [email protected] email. For all billing inquiries, please email [email protected].

School Calendar and Handbooks

Our school community enjoys a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For your convenience, you can view and subscribe to our online calendar to access all school-wide holiday dates, events, and activities. You can also click the following link to download a PDF copy of our calendar highlights for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

Navigating the transition to a private school can sometimes be an adjustment, as there are many distinctions between traditional daycare settings and our unique approach. However, embracing our philosophy fosters a cohesive partnership between home and school, ultimately enhancing the student experience. A solid understanding of the Montessori philosophy often correlates with greater student success! To optimize this collaboration, we ask that families acquaint themselves with our educational philosophy, guidelines, and approach via the handbooks and pamphlets below. Additional information can be found on our About Montessori page.

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Please click the button below to reach out to administration if you have any questions or suggestions!

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Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Once again, welcome to The New School!