Admissions Process

Children’s Workshop Montessori is not a daycare. We are a school. Therefore, our admission policies and procedures more closely reflect those of other independent schools than a traditional daycare. CW will admit students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to all students of the school. CW does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, or religious affiliation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship awards, and other school-administered programs.

Parent Observation (without children)
All prospective parents are required to observe in our nido-infant, toddler and primary programs before submitting an application. Parent observations are held on Wednesdays & Fridays, from 9:15-10:15 am, during the school year. This visit is for parents only.

Application for Admission
After the Parent Observation, an Application for Admission may be submitted. A non-refundable, $50 application fee, must accompany the application for consideration.

Child Visit
Once an Application for Admission is received, the school will contact you to set up a Child Visit, if your child is applying for the Toddler or Children’s House Communities. These visits are typically held at 4:00 p.m. during the school year.

Admissions Decision
Within a week of the Child Assessment, the school will notify you of our admissions decision. If accepted, you will receive a Tuition Agreement, which must be signed and returned, along with a $250 Materials Fee, to secure your child’s placement. If not returned by the designated date, your child’s placement is forfeited.

Upon receipt of the Tuition Agreement and Materials Fee, you will be sent Registration Forms, as required by licensing, that must be completed and returned by the designated date.

Phase-in & Orientation
When all Registration Forms are returned, you will receive a Phase-In schedule for your child. This is required for all new children. Parents will also receive an Orientation schedule for their “transition.” This is also mandatory for all new parents.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an observation, please call the school at: 763-577-4244 or email at:

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What makes Montessori education unique?

In Montessori, we follow the child rather than follow the curriculum. A Montessori school is completely child-centered -- we teach each child according to their specific needs to help them reach their full potential.
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A Parent’s Perspective

"Our experience at Children's Workshop has been fantastic. The program is a true Montessori program, different from the chain programs that call themselves such. The staff is well prepared and loving. The children learn to become a part of a social family, while thriving academically. As parents, we have benefited not only from the school, but also from the fellowship with other parents. It is a joy to have found Children's Workshop Montessori! I highly recommend it!"
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