Casa Program Admissions
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. While children in kindergarten through 8th grade apply through a lottery system, IMO also offers a private, tuition based Casa program for children between the ages of two and a half and four. Children must be fully toilet trained to participate in the Casa program, and a parent interview and student classroom visit are part of the application process. Please click through the headings below to learn more about our Casa program.
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 was drawn on February 13, 2018.
2019 – 2020
Our 2019-2020 admission process will begin in December. All information will be added at that time. In the meantime if you are interested in applying for the 2018-2019 school year please follow the links below.
All new applications will be placed on our waitlist.
Mission and Philosophy
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 Casa Program, which serves children ages two and a half to four. 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.
Tuition Based Program
While our K-9 school is a public charter, our 3 and 4 year old Casa 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.
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
- 8:00AM 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
Visit Our School
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 welcome you to begin the first step by attending a school tour and then completing our student application form. Our school is an alternative instructional model school with very specific educational practices. We highly recommend you schedule a tour before completing an application.
Montessori is a very specific educational philosophy, and we feel that it’s important for interested families to explore if Montessori is a good fit for them, before applying to join our community.
One of the best ways to do this is through touring our school. Tours are for adults only and are held at scheduled times throughout the year. Touring space is limited and participants must reserve a space to attend. Please use these links to sign up for a tour:
These school tours will take place at our Ocoee campus location: 1610 N. Lakewood Ave. Ocoee, FL 34761
To schedule a school tour, please follow this link
How to Apply
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.
Please complete the following forms
Online VPK Registration Flyer:
VPK Child Online Registration
Influenza Virus Brochure (new licensing requirement) (DCF)
Know Your Child Care Facility
Know Your Child Care Facility Acknowledgement
Department of Children and Families Child Care Application