Nurturing respect for self, others and the environment ... through academic excellence, global perspective, and environmental awareness
THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS - APPLYING TO WEM:
For admission to the 2017-2018 school year at WEM, we strongly encourage all interested families to attend one of our ‘Open Campus’ events scheduled on either November 5th, 2016 or January 28th, 2017. The WEM ‘Open Campus’ is a time for you and your family to come tour our 5-acre campus and classrooms, and meet all faculty here at WEM.
*Individual tours are by appointment only
Priority enrollment is given to current and returning WEM students, alumni and their siblings, and then to students with previous Montessori experience. Admission decisions for new families are largely based on the parents' long term commitment to WEM to complete the programs in 3 year cycles as indicated below:
WEM Montessori programs occur in three-year increments; the two preschool years and the Kindergarten year students all together in one classroom that WEM calls the Early Childhood Program:
This structure offers many benefits. Children can progress at their own pace without grade level stigma. Younger children learn from older children and aspire to do what they are doing. In turn, older children further their mastery of subject matter and receive immeasurable academic confidence by acting as teachers to younger children. Mixed-aged classrooms also assist in developing stronger social and emotional skills by creating classroom “societies” in which all children have input and agree upon the rules that will govern their community.
Authentic, mixed-aged Montessori classrooms are rich with developmentally appropriate materials, teaching methodologies and individualized instruction. Intellectually rigorous yet nurturing, our programs are carefully designed to help each child successfully make the journey from wonder-filled childhood to self-assured, optimistic adulthood.
To obtain an application to WEM, please fill out the form below at the bottom of the page and you will be redirected to a page for download.
Please submit the completed Student Information and Enrollment Contract Forms with the registration fee to Whole Earth Montessori via mail, fax or email:
Whole Earth Montessori School
2930 228th Street S.E.
Bothell, WA 98021