Frequently Asked Questions
When can I enroll my child at Red Cottage?
Red Cottage would like to begin your child’s early childhood education as early as possible. If space permits, your child can begin at 18 months. Ideally families who enroll their children in Red Cottage continue their child’s education at Red Cottage through ‘kindergarten’ and then most often consider the Red Cottage Elementary House program.
When are Admission decisions made?
Enrollment decisions are made on a first come, first serve basis. The Application for Admission can be obtained on this website in the 2018-19 ENROLLMENT & FINANCIAL INFO section (see tab above). A non-refundable $50 application fee is required. When admitted, you also will be required to provide an Enrollment Deposit to secure your child's space in the program.
How much does it cost to attend Red Cottage?
Tuition costs are provided in the 2018-19 ENROLLMENT & FINANCIAL INFO section of this website (see tab above). Scholarship applications are also available in the same section. If you have questions regarding the scholarship program or tuition and fees, please contact the school office via email at: email@example.com, or call (651) 327-2468.
What percentage of children receive Tuition Assistance?
This varies each year, but approximately 40% of all children at Red Cottage receive some sort of tuition help. Many families hover at the poverty line.
How many children attend Red Cottage?
For the 2017/2018 school year, Red Cottage has 56 children attending three classrooms. We anticipate continued growth in 2018-19.
Do you offer Montessori year round?
No. However, we do offer summer 'camps' to help children stay connected to their Montessori learning environments.