The first step is for parents to visit the school and learn more about Waldorf education .
Brochures and registration forms are provided on-site.
The second step is to make an official request for admission.
The items to be submitted include:
- A birth certificate
- A current photo
- A medicare card
- Report cards from the two (2) previous years, if the child has started school
- A non-refundable fee of $50 to open a dossier
- Register your child on the waiting list in La Place 0-5 (Kindergarten and Pre-K)
As of September 4, 2018, please note that ERSM is required to use only the registration at La Place 0-5 and proceed with the placement of the child in La Place 0-5 .
The third step is for parents and their child to meet with the class teacher(s).
The fourth step is the communication of the interview results by the Admissions agent or the teacher(s). Finally, a registration meeting will be scheduled to complete the enrolment process.
TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
The school has an annual budget to help families with lower incomes.
This envelope is distributed among the families who have requested it within the deadlines announced on the portal and in our weekly bulletin.
Only families whose children are enrolled in primary or middle school can apply for financial assistance. This procedure does not apply to parents of kindergartens who have the opportunity to receive a refundable tax credit from the government.
Applications are examined by a committee composed of at least one member from each of these bodies of the school: board of directors, administration, and community of parents. Members of this committee are required to respect confidentiality.
Every year we use Apple Financial Services to help us analyze the financial situation of families who apply. This independent and impartial analysis will support the work of the Claims Review Committee.
To help their children get the most out of their time with us, parents are expected to actively work to understand Waldorf education and to respect the school’s policies.
We value community and active engagement. Parents are also expected to contribute to the school by volunteering at events and on committees, as well as by participating in and promoting our fundraising activities.
Please contact us for details about financial contributions.
Permit and Subsidies from Le Ministère de l’Éducation
L’École Rudolf Steiner de Montréal accepts all children regardless of nationality, ethnic, social or religious background.
Waldorf education, as taught at our school, respects the objectives and requirements of Quebec’s Ministère de l’Éducation, while introducing and developing content in an innovative and stimulating way.
Our elementary school program (grades 1 through 6) has received government subsidies since September 2004. Our kindergartens and middle school (grades 7 and 8) are not currently subsidized.
International students in elementary and secondary
At the time of registration, all parents who do not have the status necessary for the child to have a permanent code must pay the fees in full. When submitting the official papers, the School will refund the government subsidy that has been received for the child. The file should include:
• Child’s Study Permit or Parent’s Work Permit with employer’s name