Admissions

  Prospective Parent Visits
We encourage all parents who are considering enrolling their child in CVMS to visit our classrooms. The ideal time to visit is between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Although we welcome visitors at anytime, we recommend that you call a few days ahead of time to assure that the day you plan to visit is not a teachers' workday or holiday.
 
  Application
Complete the application form (available on the right side of this page) and submit with $100.00.  After receiving the application, we will set up a time for you and your child to come to the school for an informal interview. When you receive notification from the school's office that your child has been accepted, the remaining $200.00 annual fee is due.
 
  School Hours
Parents are requested to bring their children to school on time and pick them up according to the following time schedule:

          Business Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
          School Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There is a twenty-five ($25.00) a month charge for children who arrive between 7:30 a.m. and 7:55 a.m.
 
  Primary Daily Schedule
          Morning work cycle 8:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.
          Snack (Children may have snack anytime during the morning)
          Lunch Setup 10:50 a.m.
          Lunch 11:05 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
          Lunch Cleanup 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
          Outside Play 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
          Half Day Carpool 12:30 p.m.
          Nappers come in for naps 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
          Afternoon work cycle 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
          Older children afternoon rest
          Story time 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
          Full Day Carpool 2:45 p.m.
          Extended Care PICKUP BY 6:00 p.m.
 
  Discipline
In our adult world, we must follow rules and in the child's world there must also be rules. Our discipline policies are as follows: when one of our children reveals that he cannot handle or control a situation, the staff will intervene. We DO NOT spank children. The method used for disruptive behavior is "TIME OUT". This means isolating the child from the thing or person in the classroom or school office.

The school tries to work with the child and parents when problems arise. However, the school reserves the right to dismiss any child at any time for continuing major defiance and disregarding school rules.
 
  Admissions Policy

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

To be considered for admission, a child must be between the ages of 2 and 14 years. The ideal age for admission is between the ages of 2 and 2 1/2.

Children will be admitted as students at Chenal Valley Montessori School according to the following priorities:

Younger children will be accepted before older ones. Four-year old children are admitted before five-year old children. Three-year old children are admitted before four-year old children. This is the first priority and is considered before any others. We will admit a minimum number of five-year old children. The classes will be made up primarily of three and four-year old children with the five-year olds who have grown up in the school.

Siblings of children already enrolled will be admitted before a child in a family new to the school. This is the second priority.
The school reserves the right to deviate from any of the above priorities in order to achieve a balance of ages and sexes in the classes.

PROBATIONARY ADMISSION
All children and families admitted are considered to be on probation the first six weeks of class. In the event that a child proves to require more than a fair share of teacher/staff time and attention for any reason, the school reserves the right to dismiss that child. In such cases, a proportionate amount of tuition and fees may be refunded.
 
  Basic Characteristics of CVMS Program for Elementary Age Children
 CVMS classrooms for elementary-age children are filled with diverse sets of Montessori materials, activity centers, and other learning experiences. The atmosphere encourages social interaction, small group, and whole class learning activities.
 
  Classroom Activities for Children 6 to 12 Years of Age
 
          · Language Arts
          · D'Nealian
          · Handwriting
          · Math
          · Reading
          · Creative Writing
          · Science, Social Studies, & Health
          · Geography · Spanish
          · French
          · Computer
          · Library
          · Art and Music
          · Physical Education

CVMS has developed a rich and diversified curriculum for our six to twelve-year-olds. We are engaging several of the centers in our metropolitan area to enhance our art, music, and history. These centers are: Arkansas Museum of Science and History, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock City Libraries.
 
  Parent Conferences
Parent conferences are scheduled at least twice a year and as requested.
 
  Uniforms
CVMS elementary children are required to wear uniforms.  A more detailed handout will be given to parents before the child starts school.  For the official uniform code for elementary and middle school students is listed in the student handbook..

You may click here to start shopping for approved school uniforms at The Toggery in Little Rock.
 

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Uniform Code
See our official Uniform Code for our elementary school students.