The Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten admits students of any race, color, creed, religion, gender, (we attempt to maintain a gender balance in each classroom), ethnic background or national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.
In order to attend classes at Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten, children entering their classes must attain the appropriate age by September 1st of the enrolling school year.
No child will be placed ahead of his or her chronological age.
Consideration will be given to enrolling children with special needs in physical, emotional and intellectual areas under the following conditions: *the child must be ambulatory; *the child does not require specialized one-to-one care; *a reference is required from a qualified professional that would support main-streaming; *each admission is on a trial basis of one month; *a copy of the latest diagnostic assessment is made available to the Director and teachers; *ongoing treatment will be provided for the child by an outside source when necessary; *an interview with the Educational Director is required.
Procedure for admission and selection
A completed registration form and a non-refundable registration fee must be submitted to the Rockville Nursery School and Kindergarten before any consideration for admission or placement. In some cases, an interview with the director, and/or staff member may be required for admittance.
Enrollment priority will be given to currently enrolled students and their siblings and siblings of alumni students. Appointments to visit the school begin in November. Enrollment is open to the public in January and applications are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Pupil placement and attendance
Classroom placement is made on the basis of:
- Teacher recommendation
- Gender (in order to maintain a reasonable balance of boys and girls)
We do not take requests for specific classes
Children enrolling in the extended day program on a five-day basis will have first consideration for child care placement. We have found it necessary to establish this policy in the interest of running a more efficient child care program.