Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in First State Montessori Academy. We are excited to offer your child an authentic Montessori experience in a public charter school. Enrollment is open to all Delaware residents, and there are no fees or tuition associated with attending our school.

If you receive an invitation to enroll for the 2020-2021 school year, please follow the link below to print out a Certification of Intent to Enroll. Letters of intent to enroll must be emailed or postmarked by March 20, 2020 at the latest.

Some forms that must be filled out during the enrollment process will be downloadable shortly. They will include:

  • Emergency Contact Form
  • Photo/Film/Interview Consent Form
  • Student Dismissal/Release List
  • Transportation Contract
  • Parent/Guardian Agreement of Waiver of Liability, Indemnification, and Medical Release
  • Delaware DOE Home Language Survey (for Kindergarten and families new to our school)
  • Delaware DOE Agricultural Work Survey
  • Military-Connected Youth Student Information Update Form

First State Montessori Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Information Sessions and Tours

Information Sessions and Tours – will be virtual.

Dates to be determined

Lottery

Lottery completed and verification completed: February 2021
Families notified of results: February 2021

Please contact Sherry DiGiovanni at 302-576-1500 (choose the enrollment option) or sherry.digiovanni@fsma.k12.de.us with questions or to sign up for an Information Session during the Choice Application Open Enrollment Period (November – January).

FSMA Enrollment and Lottery Information
First State Montessori Academy, Inc. (referred to in this document as “FSMA” or the “School”) is a Delaware Charter School that enrolls students under the procedure set forth under Delaware law and FSMA’s Charter. This document describes FSMA’s enrollment period, application process, enrollment lottery logistics, enrollment preferences, and other information related to the FSMA enrollment and lottery process.

Application Process

Interested families (including founding members, employees, siblings, and any other persons interested in applying to FSMA) should submit their application to the School before the end of the Enrollment Period. Applications may be submitted online at www.SchoolChoiceDE.org, sent via email (scanned with hand-written signatures), standard post, or hand-delivered. All applications received after the second Wednesday in January, but postmarked by that deadline, will be accepted as being received within the Enrollment Period. If, at the end of the Enrollment Period, FSMA has received more applications for any single grade than it has open spots – that is, if FSMA is “oversubscribed” for any grade – FSMA will hold a lottery in accordance with Delaware law and procedure. This lottery will take into account preferences that FSMA is permitted to apply under Delaware law and FSMA’s Charter. All applications (inclusive of applications from persons entitled to preferences) received after the choice window closes (1/8/20) will be placed at the end of the waiting list after the lottery has concluded. If FSMA is not oversubscribed, FSMA will admit all eligible students who apply within the Enrollment Period and will then admit additional eligible students whose applications were not submitted by the deadline, in the order their applications are received, to fulfill any existing openings or as openings become available.

First State Montessori Academy, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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