Enrollment Information for the 2019-2020 School Year:
Our school year begins Wednesday, August 28th, 2019. We still have a couple of opening for children in the 3 and 4 year old age groups, depending on schedule. If you are interested in enrolling for this upcoming school year, please fill out the 2019-2020-enrollment-application.
We will be scheduling individual tours with our director, Kristal, at this point for any interested applicants. Tours will only be set if a spot is available for your child’s given age and schedule. If you are flexible on schedule, please note this on your application.
Enrollment Information for the 2020-2021 School Year:
Starting November 1st, 2019. MCS will start accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. All families must turn in an application and attend one of the scheduled open houses. We do not accept applications prior to November 1st, but do encourage families to turn their application in promptly. Applications are processed on a first-come, first served basis. Turning in an application does not guarantee enrollment. A MCS staff member will be in touch after January’s in-house re-enrollment is complete.
Prospective families can attend any of our Open House dates to view the school and meet with the director and staff. If you are unable to attend any of the dates, you can schedule an individual tour with the director, Kristal. Open House dates for the 2020-2021 school year will be posted in September.
In-house re-enrollment, for currently enrolled families, will begin mid winter. During that time, currently enrolled families have priority in selecting schedules and securing spots for the coming year, including spots for siblings. In-house re-enrollment continues through late January/early February. Currently enrolled families can find the paperwork in their parent pocket during the re-enrollment period. Any re-enrollment requests or requests for schedule changes after that time will be filed and processed along with requests for new families. Therefore, it is very important for current families wishing to re-enroll their child(ren) to return paperwork promptly.
MCS staff will then process new family applications in the order in which they were received. Calls to new families will begin early March. We will work to be as timely as possible; thanks for understanding that this process takes time and we will contact you as soon as possible. Everyone who has filed an application will be called and informed of your status.
Visiting the school:
If you would like to find out more about Missoula Community School, we recommend you visit during an upcoming Open House date (beginning November 2019 and continuing into winter and spring for 2020-2021 enrollment). During your visit, you will be greeted by our director and/or assistant director, as well as a board member and staff member to discuss our programs and have any questions answered. If you are unable to attend any of the Open House dates, please contact the school office.
Tuition and Financial Assistance:
Go to our Hours and Tuition page for a complete explanation of our tuition and fees. For full information on our financial assistance programs, refer to our “Is financial aid available?” section.
Who will my child’s teacher be? Can I make a request?
It is not possible to answer the first question until late summer, since our Small Groups are not formed until that time. We want parents to know that ALL of our teachers are here because we believe they are outstanding at what they do. A teacher unfamiliar to you or new to the school may just be a great fit for your child! We discourage teacher requests for these reasons; thanks for understanding!
I have so many more questions!
Great! We have a list of common enrollment questions and answers on our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.
Contact the school office at: (406) 542-2833 or email us with any questions at email@example.com