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How to Apply

Sunny Hollow Admissions Information

1. Schedule a Parent/Caregiver Visit

Come see Sunny Hollow Montessori! Schedule a visit here or by calling our Admissions Office at 651-690-2307 (ext. 103).

 

2. Applying

Application: Complete our Admissions Application, which includes a non-refundable $75 application fee. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted as rolling admissions on a space-available basis for all programs. The priority registration deadline for 2021-2022 applications is February 19, after which applications will be accepted as space is available.

  • Fall 2021 Priority Application Deadline for Casa, Elementary and Junior High: February 19
  • New Families Financial Aid Application Deadline: March 14
  • Admissions Decisions will be Communicated by April 15
 
Applications for Elementary and Junior High candidates are accepted throughout the calendar year. Applicants will be invited to participate in a morning work cycle (8:30 – 11:30 AM) as part of the application process. 
  • Records: Sign and submit the Request for Records form to your child’s current childcare provider or school to authorize release of your child’s records to Sunny Hollow.
  • Teacher Evaluation (Elementary and Junior High applicants only): Submit the Confidential Teacher Evaluation to authorize your child’s current teacher to provide the evaluation to Sunny Hollow.

Applications for our Casa, Elementary and Junior High programs are complete when all required paperwork and records are received at Sunny Hollow.

 

3. Tuition Assistance

For families with preschool-aged children, tuition assistance from the State of Minnesota is available to eligible families. Sunny Hollow also has tuition assistance for families with multiple children at the school (a sibling discount).

In addition, Sunny Hollow makes financial aid available to qualifying families with resources directly from the school. These funds are limited and families seeking financial aid apply through the School & Student Services program. 

For additional information, visit the Tuition Assistance & Financial Aid page.
 
 

4. Applicant Visit

Toddler Applicants (16 months-33 months): Application for toddlers are accepted throughout the calendar year. As a toddler transitions to the Casa program, we select a child from the applicant wait list to fill this space. 

Casa Applicants (Preschool and Kindergarten): Applications for Casa applicants are accepted through the calendar year. If a space becomes available during the year, a candidate from this applicant wait list will be selected and invited to visit in the classroom. For September enrollment, applicants will be invited to participate in a visitation day to the classroom in late February or early March.

Elementary and Junior High Applicants: Applications for Elementary and Junior High candidates are accepted throughout the calendar year, but the deadline for the first round of acceptances is February 19. Applicants will be invited to participate in a morning work cycle (8:30 – 11:30 AM) as part of the application process. 

 

5. Admission Decisions

Toddler decisions will be communicated via phone, email, and letter at the time of acceptance.
 
Casa, Elementary, and Junior High decisions will be communicated via email and letter. For September enrollment, we will notify families by April 15. Applications for each school year are completed at the end of the admission season and are not rolled over.
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