The Application Process
We believe it is vitally important that each parent understands the Montessori philosophy and encourage everyone interested in applying for enrollment at Walnut Farm to begin with a tour.
To learn more about our school, you may download the information packet here:
Download the Information Packet!
Step 1: Take a Tour
To schedule a tour, please call our administration office at 479-271-9424. We schedule tours by appointment only during the morning work cycle, which will give you a chance to see how a Montessori class works from an observation room. Our administration will lead the tour, providing an overview of Walnut Farm and the Montessori approach to education.
Children should not accompany their parents on school tours. Students will have an opportunity to see the school during a separate interview process.
Step 2: Complete Our Application
After touring the school, parents will submit an application for enrollment accompanied by a student photo. For students who have prior school experience, the application should include school records.
Please note: Parents must complete a school tour prior to submitting the application, however completed application, student photo and student records can be submitted at the time of the tour.
A records request form is available to download here: Request Records Form
Step 3: Introduction to the Environment
When we receive a completed application, our administration office will contact you as openings come available in our classroom to set up a visit for your child. One of our teachers will visit with your child to check for social, emotional and academic readiness. Our primary aim of the application process is to ensure a successful transition to Walnut Farm upon acceptance.
When the introduction is complete, the application package is reviewed by a team to make enrollment and placement recommendations. Applicants will receive a call from the school conveying the decision of the admissions team, usually within a couple of weeks following the introduction.