The Application Process
1. Take a Tour.
Please call the Undercroft office to schedule your tour with our Head of School, Nancy Davis. You will be shown a brief overview of Undercroft – from Primary through Middle School and will get the chance to see each level in action during a school day.
2. Schedule a Classroom Observation.
This 20-30 minute observation will allow you to get a good feel of how the Montessori classroom works. You will be given the opportunity to view several classrooms through a one-way mirror. Our guides will be available to answer any questions you may have about the classroom and overall Montessori teaching methods.
3. Complete Our Application Packet.
Download and complete our application packet. A $50.00 non-refundable fee, student photo, and an office interview with your student is required. Interviews take place at 3:15 or 3:30 p.m. by one of our guides. There is no formal testing involved. The teacher visits with your child to get a feeling for where he/she is in his/her social and academic development. We attempt to speak with prior teachers in the case of transferring students and we request records from the previous schools. The primary concern at our school is that each child has a successful experience according to his/her own abilities. Each child is measured against him/herself – not against others.
At this time, we recommend the admission process begin about a year in advance of the desired placement. To schedule a tour, observation or interview call the Undercroft office at 918-622-2890 and an information packet will be mailed the next day. You may also request an information packet by email or download here: UMS Welcome Packet 2014-2015 . We ask that primary-aged children not accompany their parents for tours or observations. An elementary or middle school child is welcome to visit with the parent.