Our numbers are multiplying fast.
How are students accepted?
We accept well-qualified applicants, whose files are complete, based on space available after our current student re-enrollment. We make our first round of decisions in early March, and then, if additional space is available, we will consider applicants on a rolling basis. Every attempt is made to balance classrooms by age and gender.
How do students transition from a Montessori environment to a more traditional school?
MSD gives students all the skills necessary to be successful in any academic environment. MSD graduates are highly motivated, eager learners who have a strong relationship with their teachers. They are unafraid to ask for help and display great confidence and poise. They demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of ways. They consistently make good choices academically and socially.
Where do students go to school after MSD?
Our goal is to find the best match between an MSD graduate and his or her next learning environment. We send students to a variety of other ACIS schools as well as public magnet and gifted programs.
What about Montessori graduates?
There are many noteworthy people who were Montessori educated. They include author Anne Frank, Former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Chef Julia Child, Larry Page & Sergey Brin (founders of Google.com), Princes William and Henry, Katharine Graham (former owner/editor of Washington Post), and Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon.com). Other noteworthy people associated with Montessori include Bill and Hillary Clinton, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Fred Rogers (i.e. Mister Rogers), Jean Piaget, and Alice Waters.