How to Apply
THE MANITOU SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS
- PARENT VISIT AND TOUR
Parents tour the school, observe a classroom in session, and meet with the Director of Manitou School. This allows prospective parents and the school representatives to become acquainted with each other and to share pertinent information ensuring a good match between the family and The Manitou School. Please call 845.809.5695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour. We are not able to offer tours of the building, however, we do offer tours of the grounds and outdoor classrooms. Please pre-register and plan for your tour to last up to 1 hour. Parents may choose whether or not they would like to bring their child for this initial meeting. Alternative times may be arranged in advance to meet your needs. We begin tours on October 1st, 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Parents are encouraged to submit a completed application form accompanied by a $100 nonrefundable application fee as promptly as possible after the school tour. Children currently enrolled at school must submit a teacher recommendation form and release of records form. Depending on your individual needs, you may elect to submit and application prior to your tour. We begin accepting applications on Dec 1st, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like to be notified when our application becomes available, please fill out the form on the button at the bottom of this page.
- TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
Children currently enrolled in Elementary School must submit a teacher recommendation and release of records form.
- STUDENT/PARENT ZOOM MEETING
Given COVID restrictions, we will not hold classroom visits for our applicants this year. Instead, we will meet with parents via Zoom, and if applicable, meet the student via zoom during that time. Parent/child Zoom meetings will be with the The Manitou School Director.
- ADMISSION DECISION
The Manitou School will notify all applicants of the admission decisions via email between March 1st-15th. After this date, admissions are on a rolling basis depending on space available.
- ENROLLMENT CONTRACT & CONFIRMATION
An Enrollment Contract will be sent out if your child is accepted. Submission of a signed Enrollment Contract and a tuition deposit of $3,000.00 will be due to secure your child’s space in our program. The tuition deposit is nonrefundable and will be applied to your last tuition installment(s).
If the school has full enrollment for a particular classroom, a waiting list is established from applications on file. As space becomes available, the Admissions office will notify parents and proceed to the next step of the enrollment process.
The Manitou School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity in administration of its admission policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. See our Diversity & Equity Statement for more detail.