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General Admissions and Lottery Process

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Application: This is a short form filled out for new/interested students. The initial application period is late winter/early spring, though applications can be filled out any time of the school year.

Registration: Period when long forms are filled out and required documents are submitted once students are accepted.

Enrollment: The official status when student arrives on campus and their attendance is taken.

 Families may submit an online application during the designated application period each year. The school will begin accepting applications for admission for the next school year in February of the current school year. This admissions application period will be open for 6 weeks.
 When any grade is over-subscribed (when there are more applicants than spaces) at the end of the application period, Goodwater Montessori School will conduct an electronic lottery per State of Texas guidelines requirements until all openings are filled.  The following are exempt from the lottery if applications are submitted during the designated application period: 
  1. Children of Goodwater Montessori School staff members, and
  2. Siblings of enrolled Goodwater Montessori School students
Children not selected for immediate placement will be placed on a wait list according to their number in the lottery process. 
PreKindergarten Admissions
 Pre-Kindergarten applicants who are eligible for the State PreKindergarten Program will have priority in admission. If there are additional Pre-Kindergarten spaces they will be filled by non-eligible students.
Wait list
 Goodwater Montessori School strives to maintain full and vital classrooms at all times. An electronic wait list will be maintained for each grade.  As positions become available throughout the year (as in the event of a student withdrawal) the family of the student occupying the next position in their grade’s wait list will be notified and instructed to submit a registration packet. Please note that at times, students may move down on the wait list if siblings are prioritized above them.
Applications after the Lottery Date
Applications submitted after the deadline for the lottery will be added to the end of the appropriate grade’s wait list. The school will continue to accept applications through the school year after the school year begins.