How to Apply

THE MANITOU SCHOOL ADMISSIONS PROCESS

  1. 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 admissions@manitouschool.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, 2021 for the 2022-2023 school year.

  1. APPLICATION

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 15th, 2021 for the 2022-2023 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.

  1. TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

Children currently enrolled in Elementary or Middle School must submit a teacher recommendation and release of records form.  You will receive these forms via email once you have submitted your application.

  1. STUDENT/PARENT MEETING

A student visit appointment will be arranged once all the application materials have been received. Children will explore the classroom, participating in the daily routine and working directly with the teacher. All children will be informally assessed by a Manitou School teacher as a part of the admissions process. On the same day, a parent/guardian or parents/guardians will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with The Manitou School Director.

  1. ADMISSION DECISION

The Manitou School will notify all applicants of the admission decisions via email between April 1st-15th.  After this date, admissions are on a rolling basis depending on space available.

  1. 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).

  1. WAITLIST

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.

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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy:
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.