Request an application & schedule a tour

Call the WSMS office to set up a time for  parent{s} to visit the school without your child, if possible. During this visit, you may see the classrooms and any ask questions you may have.

Schedule a time for your child to visit the classroom and meet a teacher.

Your application is complete after you and your child have visited and we have received your application form with the $50 application fee.  We will request that you sign a records-release form for your child’s current school, if applicable.

After paperwork has been received, your application will be considered based on availability of space, order of application receipt, and balance in the classroom of ages and sexes.

Windsor Street Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure, or sexual orientation to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities of the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, family structure, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.

We encourage parents and children to visit while the children are busy in the classroom, between the hours of  9 to 11.

To schedule a tour please call or email.
(573) 441-9767

What to look for when you visit

If you are considering enrolling your child at WSMS, we encourage you to spend 30 minutes to an hour watching the children at work in the classroom your child will be entering.

You will notice that the room is bright, warm and inviting, with plants, art, books and child sized furniture, not arranged in rows.  The materials are arranged as interest centers with intriguing learning materials, interesting math materials, maps, charts, artifacts, natural history specimens, art materials and animals.  Everything is neatly organized and is easily accessible to the students.

The students are scattered throughout the room working alone or with one or two others. The students are of mixed ages and aren’t all working on the same thing.  They are talking quietly about their work. There is an atmosphere of respect and cooperation as the students go about their work.  It is clear that the children are happy, confident and feel safe.

The certified Montessori teacher is working with one or two students or a small group.  She/he is not the dominant figure in the room.  The students are controlling themselves, making choices,  working independently.

Each of these attributes contribute to the learning of the total child.  The students develop confidence, independence, initiative, problem-solving and academic skill from this, what Montessorians call, the Prepared Environment.

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