2023-2024 K-7 Open Enrollment is Now Closed

2023-2024 K-7 Open Enrollment is being held February 15 – March 1, 2023

To apply, please complete & electronically submit the online K-7 Student Enrollment Application Form via the link above. To be considered, all student applications must be time stamped on, or before, 11:59 p.m. (CDT), March 1, 2023.

Questions? Email: enrollment@creekstonemontessori.org or Phone: (651) 327-2468

K-7 Free, Public Montessori Charter School Enrollment Info

If more applications are received during the open enrollment period than available openings in any grades K-7, a lottery for the openings in those grades must be held.  We expect to communicate enrollment determinations mid-March.  Detailed information will be provided on the online K-7 Student Application Form.

Per Minnesota law, Creekstone Montessori Charter School’s enrollment process for each school year begins with a defined enrollment period determined by the school’s Board of Directors. Notice of this enrollment period will be made public through virtual meetings, postings on public bulletin boards, press releases to area media outlets and communication to pre-school programs in the Red Wing area. This information is also contained here on the school website.

The enrollment capacity at each grade level is approved by the Board of Directors prior to the start of the Open Enrollment period. Visit the Open Enrollment page to learn how the process takes place.

Once the Open Enrollment window has passed, Creekstone Montessori Charter School will review the number of applications to determine if a public lottery will be required for any level. Families may continue to apply for admission to Creekstone Montessori Charter School after the enrollment window has closed. If openings are available at the levels applied for, students will be admitted in the order the application is received. If capacity has been reached at any level, new applicants will be placed on a waiting list by date of the submitted application.

A note about Kindergarten Enrollment: Prospective students entering kindergarten must be five years of age on, or before, September 1st, 2023 to be eligible for the kindergarten year during the 2023-24 school year.

A note about 1st grade Enrollment: Prospective students entering 1st grade must be six years of age on, or before, September 1st, 2023 to be eligible for the 1st grade year during the 2023-24 school year.

Legal Disclosures:  Creekstone Montessori School’s K-7th grade levels are publicly funded programs and, as such, the enrollment process may not consider eligibility based on intellectual ability, aptitude, measurement of achievement, athletic ability or any other specific characteristic of children whose enrollment application is received in a timely manner.  CMS may not, and will not, give preference to students of the tuition-based preschool programming offered through the school. Any family participating in the tuition-based preschool programming who wants their child to attend K– 7th grade at CMS must participate in the enrollment process and, if necessary, lottery draw.

Enrollment Preferences:  As required in Minnesota Statutes, section 124E.11, Creekstone Montessori School must offer preferential enrollment to siblings of students currently enrolled in grades K-7 and to a foster child of that pupil’s parents at Creekstone Montessori School. Sibling preference does not apply to siblings of students enrolled in the Preschool.  ​​As allowed for in Minnesota Statutes, section 124E.11, CMS also offers preferential enrollment to children of school employees.

Non-Discrimination Statement:  No child may or will be denied admission to Creekstone Montessori School on the basis of gender, religion, ethnicity, or intellectual or physical ability. CMS is a tuition-free, K-7 school.  Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.