Brandon & Riverview Montessori SchoolsThe Brandon Montessori School at River Hills, The Riverview Montessori School at Rivercrest and The SouthShore Montessori School at Waterset The Brandon Montessori School at River Hills, The Riverview Montessori School at Rivercrest and The SouthShore Montessori School at Waterset
"The first duty of an education is to stir up life, but leave it free to develop"
- Maria Montessori

Policies

Admissions Requirements for the Young Children's Program

  • Child must be 2 1/2 years old and does not need to be fully toilet trained
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of the child

Prior to the first day of class, each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health, DH form 3040
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization, DH form 680
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate

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Admissions Requirements for the Pre-Primary Program

  • Child must be 3 years old at the time of enrollment and must be toilet trained
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of your child

Prior to the first day of class, each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate

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Admissions Requirements for the Kindergarten Program

  • Child must be 5 years old by September 1st.
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of your child.

Prior to the first day of class, each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health, (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate

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Admissions Requirements for the Elementary Program

Admissions Requirements for the Elementary School Program:

  • Child must be 6 years old at the time of enrollment and must have successfully completed Kindergarten
  • Appropriate documentation of Kindergarten completion will be required -- report cards, class records
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee
  • A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of the child

Prior to the first day of class each child must have the following health documents and certificates on file in the school. These documents are required by Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing:

  • Certificate of Health (Yellow Form, DH form 3040)
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization (Blue Form, DH form 680)
  • Copy of the child's birth certificate

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Admissions Requirements for the After School Program

Program is for public school children (Lithia Springs Elementary or Terrell Sessums Elem). After school care is from 2:30 to 6:00 p.m., including "early release days" based on the public school calendar.

  • Child must be enrolled at Lithia Springs or Terrell Sessums Elementary schools
  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • Payment of non-refundable registration fee

Prior to the first day of class each child must have the following information on file at the school:

  • Release form on file at the elementary school
  • Emergency Information Card & Authorization for Student Release filled out and signed
  • Allergies and health concerns documented

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Admissions Requirements for the Summer Program

  • Completion of all forms in the Registration Packet
  • FL Certificate of Health, DH form 3040
  • Florida Certificate of Immunization, DH form 680
  • Copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Payment of registration fee ($25.00 per child – non refundable). Waived if child is enrolled for Fall

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Admissions Requirements for the Summer VPK Program

  • Child must reside in Florida
  • Must be 5 years old by September 1st
  • Have not previously participated in a school year VPK program

Prior to the first day of class each child must have the following documents/certificates on file in the school:

  • Attendance Policy signed
  • Blue Immunization Form
  • Yellow Health Form
  • Emergency Information Card completed and signed
  • Allergies and health concerns

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Non-Discrimination Policy

The Brandon Montessori School and The Riverview Montessori School do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or handicap/ disability in its enrollment practices. BMS/RMS also support equal employment opportunity and treatment for all staff without regard to sex, race, color, religion or national origin, age, sexual orientation, handicap/ disability or veteran status in all aspects of employment.

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Late Pick-up

If your child is picked up late from the Brandon or Riverview Montessori School, a late payment charge of $1.00 per minute will apply.

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Discipline Policy

The development of inner discipline is the goal of the Montessori Method; a Discipline Policy Form must be signed for all students. Our teachers are trained to use various techniques to redirect a child's behavior including encouragement, positive reinforcement, and natural consequences for actions. We strive to provide a loving, secure and supportive environment that focuses on children's positive behavior. A month long probationary period for all new students is required to determine whether our academic program is beneficial, and meets the needs of the child. Children shall not be subjected to discipline, which is severe, humiliating or frightening. Discipline shall not be associated with food or rest. Any form of physical punishment is strictly prohibited at BMS/RMS.

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