We are happy to speak with interested families about enrolling at Guadalupe Montessori School. Please explore our website to learn about what we do, who we are, and find out more about Montessori education. If you would like to move forward with enrolling your child, don't hesitate to contact us! These are the steps in our enrollment process:
To move forward with the enrollment process, or to get information, please call or email our Admin Director, Dee Altosa, at 575-388-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrollment for 2021-2022 is open!
TODDLER - 18mo-3 years
Our toddler program offers both half day and full day options. Half day children are picked up after lunch and full day children are picked up after the afternoon nap.
PRIMARY/PreK** 3-6 years
Our Primary program offers three options. Half day children are picked up after lunch. Full day children are picked up after the afternoon nap. Extended day children are those who stay full day but are no longer napping and have an additional work/play period in the afternoon.
ELEMENTARY (6-12 years)
Our Elementary program is full day with no half day options.
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE - As we carefully watch the progression of this new COVID-19 variant our board of directors is hard at work figuring out the best way to return to before and after school care. Check back regularly for updates!
GMS offers nutritious snacks and lunches daily for all students as a part of the USDA National School Lunch Program. As a part of the COVID-19 response the USDA has approved full coverage for all students again this school year, and so meals will be provided to all students free of charge!
Children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st are eligible for our free NM Mixed-Age PreK program. Spaces are limited, please contact the school for more information
ECECD Childcare Assistance
New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (formerly CYFD) provides child care assistance to low-income working families with children ages 6 wks to 5 years during the regular school year, and 6 wks to 13 years for the summer enrichment program. Family qualification is based on income and work hours. GMS is a five-star provider with ECECD’s FOCUS TQRIS Program. ECECD has recently expanded eligibility! If you think you might qualify for assistance we encourage you to apply through your local ECECD office. Applications can be obtained online through the website below, or by contacting our office.
Contact: Grant County ECECD Child Care Services Bureau
3082 32nd St Bypass
PO Box 1444
Silver City NM 88062-1444
State office: http:/cyfd.org/contact-us
Families who pay the full year’s tuition by September 1st, 2021 will receive a 5% discount if paid by cash or check, and a 3% discount if paid by credit card or PayPal. This year we will once again be offering the same discount arrangement for families who wish to prepay by semester. Payments must be received by September 1, 2021 for fall semester, and January 31, 2022 for the spring semester in order to receive the discount.
Sibling discount for families with multiple children at GMS:
Second or lower cost tuition 10%
Third/lower tuition 20%
Fourth and subsequent tuition 30%.
Staff Tuition Discounts for children of staff members will be discounted between 5-30% according to their scheduled work hours.
GMS recognizes that families wishing to enroll their children will be coming from varying financial positions. The Mission of our school is to serve children from diverse backgrounds in reaching their highest potential, and so in addition to offering free NM PreK and accepting ECECD Childcare Assistance, we also offer individual scholarships for families in need. If you are interested in applying for financial aid please contact the office and we will send you a Financial Aid Request Form.