Montessori staff determine placement for children depending upon:

  • The welfare of the child i.e. the ability to have the needed experience for the child’s developmental needs to be met
  • Maintaining the Montessori principle of multi-year placement with peers and teacher for a developmental cycle
  • Developing balanced classroom composition related to gender, age, developmental maturity, special needs and personality
  • Results of child’s visits to classrooms, and teacher observations
  • Once an appropriate placement is determined, a change is made only if staff feels that the student’s development merits the change.  Multi-age groupings are at the heart of the Montessori Method, and any change diminishes the benefit of being in the same environment for a developmental cycle
  • No parent requests are accepted