Enrollment

Current (2017-2018) School Year: We currently have positions open for three-year-old children for the 2017-2018 school year. If your child is not three quite yet, there is still hope! Children need to turn three-years-old by October 31st. Please fill out an application form (found on our website) and return it to the school office.  We also currently have positions open in our older PreK classroom for children who turn five by the end of December. Our tuition rates and fees can be found on our website.  Then, call and schedule a tour of the school with our executive director.

Enrollment Information for the 2018-2019 School Year:

MCS is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year, starting November 1st, 2017.  New prospective families are encouraged to turn in their completed Enrollment Application 18.19 promptly.  All families must attend one of the scheduled open houses.  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 in-house re-enrollment is complete.

Open Houses will be scheduled the last week of November, the last week of January, and the last week of February.  Dates will be updated here soon!  We are working to coordinate dates with board members and other staff who can assist in answering your questions.

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 2017 and continuing into winter and spring for 2018-2019 enrollment). During your visit, you will meet with the director to discuss our programs and have any questions answered, and then enter the classrooms to get a feel for our philosophy and practices. 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 info@missoulacommunityschool.org