Admissions

2018-2019

Open Enrollment Applications are now available until midnight on February 12, 2018.

We are accepting applications for grades PK3 through 9th grades.

The lottery for the 2018-2019 school year will be drawn on February 13, 2018.

2017-2018

We are still accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  Our school lottery has already been drawn for the Current year.

All new applications will be placed on our waitlist.

Primary Program

Our mission is to provide a strong Montessori foundation that enables our students to achieve their full potential, develop curiosity, creativity, and imagination, and become responsible citizens of the world. We aim to provide an authentic Montessori education in our primary program, which serves children ages 3 and 4. The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on her scientific observations of children. She developed the planes of development (from birth to adulthood), which are used to group children for the purpose of providing the best learning environment. The Montessori Method has been used for more than a century and has been adopted by diverse cultures throughout the world. The Montessori Method fosters independence, responsibility, respect and competency. Students receive interest-based lessons and may work in small groups or individually.

While our K-8 school is a public charter, our 3 and 4 year old primary program is a private, tuition based program. Tuition for 10 months is $8000, and may be paid in lump sum, two split payments or on a monthly basis. We do accept VPK vouchers for students who are 4 by September 1st. While we have yet to be advised what the voucher credit will be for the 2017-2018 school year, last year it was worth approximately $250 per month. Students in the VPK program must adhere to strict attendance guidelines.

VPK Child Online Registration

Our primary program's day is from 8:30 am-3:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday), and 8:30 am-2:00 pm (Wednesday only).

Schedule of the Day

8:10AM Arrivals
8:30AM Morning Work cycle
10:30AM Group (Music & Movement, Story time)
11:30AM Outdoor (Gross motor movement & activities)
12:00PM Lunch
12:45PM Group & Story time
1:00PM Rest
2:00PM Afternoon Work cycle
3:00PM Dismissal

Want to learn more about what makes the Montessori experience so unique? Ready to apply and want to get a real feel for the magic that happens in our classrooms? Newly accepted and interested in getting your questions answered about what your child’s day will soon be like?

We encourage you to make an informed choice about your child’s education and to proactively seek answers to any questions you may have so that your child can become excited and well-prepared to join us here at Innovation Montessori. The best way to do this is through touring our school. Tours are held at scheduled times and you must reserve your space.

These school tours take place at our campus in Winter Garden: 855 E Plant Street, Suite 1500, Winter Garden, Florida 34787

To schedule a school tour, please follow this link

Please sign in at the front office when you arrive. We look forward to showing you Montessori in action!

First time users must set up an account first by clicking on "Sign Up". Only create one account per family. Then, you will have the opportunity to add another guardian and your children. Please submit one application per child seeking enrollment.

Begin Application

Please complete the following forms:

Online VPK Registration Flyer -
English Version | Spanish Version | Creole Version

VPK Child Online Registration - VPK Child Online Registration Link

Influenza Virus Brochure (new licensing requirement) (DCF) - English Version | Spanish Version

Know Your Child Care Facility - English Version | Spanish Version

Know Your Child Care Facility Acknowledgement - English Version

Department of Children and Families Child Care Application - English Version

To schedule your primary registration appointment - click here

K through 8th Grade

Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Innovation Montessori Ocoee community. We are a Public School Charter under the Orange County Public School (OCPS) system.

At Innovation Montessori, we are committed to providing a solid Montessori foundation in a public school setting. Our Montessori model of education makes us an Alternative Educational Model school. Montessori is a very particular method of whole child education and we STRONGLY urge families to familiarize themselves with Montessori educational philosophy and to tour our school before applying for the lottery.

Please be advised that Innovation Montessori has a strong culture of giving; our families are required to donate a minimum of twenty volunteer hours per year, but many volunteer much more. Families who fail to meet the volunteer hour requirement may lose placement for the following school year.

Want to learn more about what makes the Montessori experience so unique? Ready to apply and want to get a real feel for the magic that happens in our classrooms? Newly accepted and interested in getting your questions answered about what your child’s day will soon be like?

We encourage you to make an informed choice about your child’s education and to proactively seek answers to any questions you may have so that your child can become excited and well-prepared to join us here at Innovation Montessori. The best way to do this is through touring our school. Tours are held at scheduled times and you must reserve your space.

These school tours take place at our campus in Winter Garden: 855 E Plant Street, Suite 1500, Winter Garden, Florida 34787

To schedule a school tour, please follow this link

Please sign in at the front office when you arrive. We look forward to showing you Montessori in action!

In accordance with our charter, Innovation Montessori may reserve 50% of open slots for students with previous Montessori experience. Be sure to indicate YES to Montessori experience on your application (you will be required to submit a supporting document). Other factors affecting lottery placement include having a sibling already enrolled, having participated in Innovation Montessori's (MWGCS) VPK program, and being the child/guardian of active duty military personnel.

Please use the application button below to register for the lottery. We are still accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Our school lottery has already been drawn. All new applications will be placed on our waitlist.

First time users must set up an account first by clicking on "Sign Up". Create only one account per family, and then submit one application per child seeking enrollment. You will be notified whether your child was selected in the lottery or not and provided with details about your next step.

Begin Application

For new students, once you have received your offer of admissions from our registrar, pleased complete this OCPS Registration packet and bring it with you to your student registration appointment.

To schedule your Kindergarten registration appointment: Click Here

To schedule your 1st through 8th grade registration appointment: Click Here

Eligibility for this transfer is described below: An open enrollment Transfer allows a family to transfer from any school, whether it is a OCPS district school or not, to a school that has available capacity. Relevant factors are as follows:

    • Transfers still follow the lottery application process on our school site.
    • Seats are offered to students seeking an “open enrollment capacity transfer” only after all those in lottery waitlist within the Orange County, Florida district have been offered a seat;
    • The student must stay for the entire school year, unless there is a change of address;
    • Transportation is not provided by Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School;
    • Transfers may be revoked if the student is excessively tardy to school, remains at school beyond the dismissal time without prior arrangements with school officials, or is referred to the principal for disciplinary action.
    • Priority for the Transfer shall be given to the following groups:
      • Students residing in Orange County, Florida and accepted through the lottery;
      • Dependent children of active duty military personnel whose move resulted from military orders;
      • Children who have been relocated due to foster care placement in a different school zone;
      • Children who move due to a court-ordered change in custody due to separation or divorce, or the serious illness or death of a custodial parent

      Projected Capacity

OCPS New Student Registration Page available here

Student Registration Packet English Version

Formulario para matricula de estudiante Spanish Version

To schedule your 1st through 8th grade registration appointment Click Here