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. 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 is available and due by February of the year applying for aid. We do occasionally accept applications at a later date based on funding available. If you have any questions about Financial Aid please contact the Business Office at email@example.com. To complete read more about our Financial Aid program and to apply click here.
How is Jarrow funded?
Tuition covers a portion of Jarrow’s operating expenses. Additional support to help bridge the gap and provide financial aid is made possible only through the generous support of Jarrow parents and friends. The Heart of Jarrow Annual Fund and the Annual Benefit 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.
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 I apply? Do you have a waiting pool?
We follow a rolling admission policy and accept application materials at any time. Once the admission decision is made, enrollment is for the school year that begins at the end of August and goes through May. Re-enrollment contracts for current families occur in January, and based on availability, contracts for new applicants to Jarrow begin to be issued. Our program starts at 18 months, and students must be 18 months at the start of the school year to begin, we do not have mid-year enrollments. Jarrow has a waiting pool, rather than a waiting list, from which are drawn the best candidates. Jarrow seeks to enroll long-term families to stay at the school for the entirety of the program, which goes through 6th grade.
What will be required for Enrollment at Jarrow?
- The school is required by law to maintain the following forms for each child:
- Health and Immunizations (Please carefully note food allergies on the Health Form.)
- Immunizations are required. Please click here to see the list of required immunizations in the state of Colorado
- Emergency Information (All special health concerns such as allergies must also be noted on the child’s Emergency Information Form.)
- Transcripts and Recommendations from the previous school if applicable
- Pick-up Authorization
- Sunscreen Permission
- Reading the Jarrow Family Guide
- Waivers that may be required for children 18 months to 4 years