How to Apply

Sunny Hollow Admissions Information

1. Classroom Observation

Classroom observations begin in October and continue through May. Observations are scheduled on Thursdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. We also welcome visitors during the summer by appointment. Schedule a classroom observation by completing our general inquiry form here or by calling our Admissions Director, Ashley Shoaf, at 651-690-2307 (ext. 103).

2. Open House

Open houses are wonderful opportunities to learn more about Montessori education and Sunny Hollow by exploring our classrooms and speaking with our classroom and community members. Visit our Admissions Calendar to learn about our next open house.

3. Application

Application: Complete our Admissions Application and send it to Sunny Hollow with a non-refundable $75.00 application fee. The deadline is February 22.

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 aged 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 and Elementary programs are complete when all required paperwork and records are received at Sunny Hollow.

4. Tuition Assistance

Sunny Hollow Montessori seeks to make our high-quality education available for all families. Visit our Tuition Assistance page for more information.

5. Applicant Visit

Toddler Applicants (16 months-33 months): Our Toddler Community practices a rolling admissions policy, meaning, as children move up to our Casa program, we accept new children into our Toddler Community throughout the year.

Casa Applicants (Preschool and Kindergarten): New Casa applicants will be invited to attend our Applicant Visit Day for a half-hour visit in the Montessori classroom with our guides, while parents meet with our Head of School and admissions staff.

Elementary Applicants: Elementary applicants will be invited to visit an elementary classroom for a morning work cycle (8:30am-11:30am). Parents are not expected to attend this session.

6. Admission Decisions

Admissions decisions will be communicated to families via letter by April 15th. If we offer admission to your child, a non-refundable $450 registration fee and signed enrollment agreement are due 10 business days from the offer date. This enrollment agreement and deposit hold a place for your child in our program; you will be contractually obligated for the tuition for the enrollment period.

If no space is available, your child may be offered a space in our waiting pool. If this offer is accepted, we will notify you as openings become available. If a space is not offered during the academic year applied for, applications will be rolled over.