SUMMER PROGRAMS 2020

Open Enrollment for children new to MCS will begin on March 16, 2020.

Please Note: MCS has been closely following developments with regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the virus around the world.

We are currently not accepting registration for our Summer Programs for students from US Department of State Alert Level 2, 3 and 4 countries, including China, South Korea, Japan or Italy.

Policies may change to meet new circumstances.

SUMMERS AT MCS                               

The MCS Summer Programs offer full-summer, all-day options to families looking for a fun and enriching summer adventure for their children.  Our summer programs also offer the flexibility of selecting specific dates (within guidelines set forth in the MCS summer policies).

Summer programs are available for Preschool and Elementary students and for continuing Two-Year-Old students, or Two-Year-Olds enrolling for the upcoming school year.

-Priority is given to children who will be continuing with MCS in Fall 2020. Enrollment will be confirmed with an email from the Director of Admissions. If space is unavailable, families will be notified as soon as possible.

Dates for the 2020 Summer Program are as follows:

-Elementary program (students entering grades 1-5): June 8 - August 14, 2020
-Preschool & Kindergarten program (3-5 year-olds): May 26-August 14, 2020
-Two-Year-Olds program: May 26-August 14, 2020

School will be closed on the following dates:

Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Kamehameha Day)

Friday, July 3, 2020 (Independence Day holiday) 

2020 Summer Online Application will be available on March 16, 2020.

*Starting this year, Montessori Community School will be utilizing a new online process for Summer Programs applications. Online applications will be processed in the order in which they are received and as space is available. Once approved by the Admissions Office, families will receive a tuition invoice.

Registration will only be confirmed once the full tuition amount is received by the Business Office.

For questions, contact admissions@montessorihawaii.org.

 

2020 SUMMER TUITION

*Priority enrollment is given to children who sign up for the entire summer and will be continuing with MCS in the fall.

**The Pro-rated Weekly Rate is used to calculate partial summer enrollment tuition in the Two-Year-Old and Preschool/Kindergarten programs only.

A minimum of six consecutive weeks’ enrollment is required for new Two-Year-Old students.

A minimum of two consecutive weeks’ enrollment is required for current MCS students.

A minimum of four consecutive weeks’ enrollment is required for new Preschool/Kindergarten students.

The last day for partial summer tuition refunds for withdrawal of Two-Year-Old and Preschool/Kindergarten students is April 26, 2020.

Two-Year-Old and Preschool/Kindergarten summer tuition is non-refundable after April 26, 2020.

No tuition refunds are made for absences.

 

If choosing Selected Sessions, students must enroll in and attend complete sessions.

For current space availability, contact admissions@montessorihawaii.org

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If choosing Selected Sessions, students must enroll in and attend complete sessions.

Elementary summer tuition is non-refundable after May 8, 2020. 

No tuition refunds are made for absences.

 

SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SUMMER STUDENTS

 

MCS has been closely following developments with regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the virus around the world.

We are currently not accepting registration for our Summer Programs for students from US Department of State Alert Level 2, 3 and 4 countries, including China, South Korea, Japan or Italy.

Policies may change to meet new circumstances.

Montessori Community School often enrolls international students in our summer programs.  Our programs provide students an opportunity to experience local and American culture, language, and curriculum.  However, parents should be aware that we do not provide specific English language instruction, and classes are conducted entirely in English.  Please see the program descriptions below for specific entry requirements.

ELEMENTARY PROGRAM (for children 6 to 11 years of age, entering grades 1-5):

Our elementary summer program offers a blend of classroom instruction, with a particular focus on hands-on math and science activities as well as writing, art and cooking projects, and outdoor activities such as hikes, a daily run, and frequent off-campus excursions.

Students who enroll in our summer elementary program must be currently enrolled in an International school, where classroom instruction is conducted in English, unless English is the primary language spoken at home.

 

PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM (for children 3-5 years of age):

The program for preschool 3-5 year-olds focuses on nature studies, with a wide array of hands-on activities in the classroom as well as regular off-campus excursions.

Students who enroll in our summer preschool program do not need to be able to speak fluent English, but for safety’s sake and for the child to have a positive experience in our program, he or she must at least understand, follow directions, and express basic wants and needs in English.  It is also our expectation that parents must be able to communicate with the school in English.

 

Here are some further points to keep in mind:

  • Formal English language instruction is not part of our summer curriculum.

  • In the elementary program, most activities involve reading and writing in English. Other curriculum areas, such as math, arts and crafts, and outdoor activities would be less dependent upon the English language.  Students will receive maximum benefits from our elementary program if they have basic English reading and writing skills.

  • For their safety, all international students should have an adequate understanding of basic English so they can follow rules and guidelines, both at school and also while attending off-campus excursions.

  • Parents should also be able to communicate to the faculty and staff in English, without the assistance of a translator. In cases of emergency, or even to explain daily classroom routines and schedules, it is critical that our staff be able to clearly communicate important information to the child’s parents in a timely manner.

 

Special Information:  Program Entrance Requirements for International Students (Please have all required records translated into English.

 

1. TUBERCULOSIS CLEARANCE:

A negative Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance is required for all students new to Montessori Community School. The clearance must be performed by a U.S. licensed health practitioner (MD, DO, APRN, or PA) on or after the student’s first birthday (12 months of age or older), and must consist of one of the following acceptable clearance methods: 

      a)   Negative Risk Screen.

      b)   Negative TB test (TB Mantoux skin test for any age or QuantiFERON Gold-in-Tube (QFT-GIT)/ T-SPOT blood test for 2 years and older).

      c)   Positive TB test and negative chest x-ray.

  • Parents who do not want skin tests for children under 5 years of age need a physician letter stating the skin test is medically contraindicated.

  • No exemptions to the TB clearance requirement are allowed.

  • Without a tuberculosis clearance, children are not permitted to start school.

negative Tuberculosis (TB) Clearance is required for all students new to Montessori Community School. The clearance must be

performed by a U.S. licensed health practitioner (MD, DO, APRN, or PA) on or after the student’s first birthday (12 months of age or older), and must consist of one of the following acceptable clearance methods: 

                                a) Negative Risk Screen.

                                b) Negative TB test (TB Mantoux skin test for any age or QuantiFERON Gold-in-Tube (QFT-GIT)/ T-

                                SPOT blood test for 2 years and older).

                                c) Positive TB test and negative chest x-ray.

  • Parents who do not want skin tests for children under 5 years of age need a physician letter stating the skin test is medically contraindicated.

  • No exemptions to the TB clearance requirement are allowed.

  • Without a tuberculosis clearance, children are not permitted to start school.

2. HEALTH RECORD (Form 14 and DHS 908):

  • All new students must submit a current record of all health requirements (Form 14) prior to enrollment. 

  • These requirements must include (in English) records of a physical examination (completed within one year prior to Hawaii school entry), updated immunizations, and a record of a negative tuberculosis test. 

  • All Preschool/Kindergarten students (including Two-Year-Olds) must submit the completed DHS Form 908. 

  • Blank copies of these forms are available on the school’s website.  The Form 14 is also available through your (Hawaii) physician’s office.

3. BIRTHDATE VERIFICATION:

In order to verify your child’s age, a copy of your child’s birth certificate must be submitted prior to the first day of school, and will be kept on file in the school’s office.  If you are arriving from overseas, the school must also obtain a copy of your child’s passport.  In some cases, a copy of the parent’s passport may also be required in order to verify your status.

4. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION:

  • Must be completed within one year prior to first entrance into school in Hawaii.

  • Must be performed by a U.S. licensed practitioner (MD, DO, APRN, or PA).

5. EMERGENCY INFORMATION AND RELEASE FORM:

The Emergency Information and Release Form, in the online application, must list local (Hawaii) telephone numbers and addresses.

MONTESSORI COMMUNITY SCHOOL

1239 Nehoa Street

Honolulu, HI 96822-3071
Telephone:  (808) 522-0244

Fax:  (808) 522-0250

info@montessorihawaii.org

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Montessori Community School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities

generally accorded and 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, scholarship and loan programs, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

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