How is Jarrow Funded?
Tuition covers most of the basic expenses of operating Jarrow. Additional educational programs and enhancements are made possible only through the generous support of Jarrow parents and friends. Annual Giving and the Gala Auction provide an important source of revenue for the school, thanks to generous donors. Because Jarrow is a private, non-profit institution, it does not receive public or state funding, and is therefore, fully self-supporting as an institution.
Who can attend Jarrow?
Jarrow Montessori School accepts students and welcomes families of any race, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry and sexual orientation. Children may enter Jarrow at 18 months and continue through 12 years of age. There are great advantages to starting with the earliest program and continuing through sixth grade, but it is not a requirement to do so. Admissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What if I can’t afford Jarrow?
Our goal is to make Jarrow affordable to all qualified families. Using the same process adopted by thousands of other private schools, we rely on the School and the Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) based in Princeton, NJ. In this way, families are assured of a confidential and unbiased review of their financial statements. The financial aid application for 2013-14 will be available in January of 2013. It will be due by mid-April. If you have any questions about Financial Aid please contact the Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. To complete the application with SSS, click here.
What happens after Montessori?
Research shows that students, teachers and parents all generally agree that Montessori alumni are independent workers, have good work habits and adjust well to new situations. They rate well for their reading, writing and math skills. They also exhibit a consistent best effort, self-confidence, respect for teachers and other students, enthusiasm for learning, and the ability to work independently and creatively. Our students go on to excel in public and private middle schools, frequently taking honors courses and advanced mathematics.
When should my child apply for admissions? Do you have a waiting pool?
We follow a roll-admission policy and accept application materials at any time. Once the admission decision is made, enrollment is either in the Fall or occasionally at mid-year if openings occur. Toddlers can enter the program as soon as they turn 18 months old. Jarrow has a waiting pool, rather than a waiting list, from which are drawn the best candidates based on the need to balance gender and age in each classroom.