Fairbanks Montessori School accepts children between the ages of 3 and 6 who are potty trained and who demonstrate age appropriate social skills. We do not accept children who bite or are still in the habit of using aggressive behaviors such as hitting, kicking, spitting and name calling. We are happy to accept children with physical or cognitive disabilities; however, we do not have trained therapists or specialists on staff. If you have questions about whether we may be able to accommodate your child, please contact the Executive Director.
FMS begins accepting applications for our summer programs and the upcoming academic year in March. We begin securing openings in classes for students by April and continue through the summer and fall until we are full. Parents must fill out the FMS application and bring it in along with the one time $100 enrollment fee in order to secure a spot for your child in a class. If we are full by the time your application is processed, you will be put on a waiting list as first come, first serve.
Once the decision has been made to enroll your child at FMS, there are several items necessary to complete the registration process. At the beginning of each session, parents are required to fill out an enrollment packet containing a number of forms. These are: General Information, Program application, Tuition Policy agreement, Medical Information sheet (which includes a medical emergency consent form), Parental Involvement survey, Student Questionnaire and a registration checklist.
Additionally, the State of Alaska requires the school to maintain immunization records for each child. If parents have religious or medical reasons for not immunizing their child, they may fill out an exemption form available in the office. Personal and philosophical exemptions are not acceptable to the Alaska Immunization Office, which inspects our records annually. All children are required to have a TB test once during their preschool experience.
FMS admits students of any race, color, national, religious or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships or other school-administered programs.