Our Children's House classroom is full for the 2019/2020 school year. We will resume observations in Fall 2019.
Our application process is as follows:
Please call or email us to schedule a time to visit our school. We welcome parent-only observations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays in the morning. This 30-minute observation is designed for you to see the day-to-day workings of our Children's House classroom. We recommend that parents first observe the school without children. Prior to your visit we will send you information about Cedar Tree in addition to a student application for enrollment.
Observations will begin again November 1st and applications can be submitted after an observation. Enrollment are made in March after our internal re-enrollment process.
Please submit the following as part of your application packet. Applications can be mailed to: Cedar Tree Montessori, 2114 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225.
A completed student application which includes a parent questionnaire.
$50.00 non-refundable application fee.
All completed enrollment packets (application, questionnaire, fee and progress report) will be held until we do our internal re-enrollment process. When we know the number of openings we have in each classroom, we will fill these openings with our list of applicants. While no Montessori experience is required, we give preference to children with previous Montessori experience and balance our classes based on age, gender and each children’s unique needs. We screen applicants based on their ability to be successful in a Montessori environment.
After we have completed our internal re-enrollment, we will contact families who have submitted all of the above application materials to let them know their status. In the meantime, please contact us with any questions or to update your contact information.
Thank you again for taking your time to learn more about us.
After the parent observation, there is the opportunity to have your child visit the classroom after school. This is a time for them to navigate the space, meet the lead teacher and experience the environment. This is an excellent time for both you as parents and the teacher to evaluate if Cedar Tree Children's House will meet the needs of your child.