Admission

Letter From Our Head Of School

Welcome to Starwood Academy of Frisco! We recognize the enormous task of finding a school for your student that allows them to grow and thrive at their full potential. Parents seek a program that is a match not only for their child but their entire family—a place where you feel known and valued.

We take our role in being partners in education (and life!) seriously and are excited to share information about our high-fidelity Montessori experience, committed team of educators, and unique mission. With the ease of a virtual admission process, you will be able to explore, connect and ask questions. We look forward to getting to know you and your family better through the admission and enrollment process. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Anita Hanks, M.Ed, Head of School

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We love nothing more than getting to know prospective families. Our admission team is ready to connect in person or by phone or video conference to answer your questions about admission; tell you all about our students, guides, and programs; and help you think through how to explore a new school for your child.

Steps to Admission

1. Schedule a Virtual Information Session
Interested in learning more about Starwood Academy of Frisco? The first step in our admission process is to attend our virtual information session. Click here for our upcoming sessions.
2. Admission Interview

During the virtual admission interview, we strive to ensure that the family’s and school’s core values, goals and expectations of the child are the same.

For students applying for Toddler through Primary, the admission interview will consist of the Assistant Head of School and the parents/guardians. For students applying for Elementary through Middle School, the interview process will also include the student.

Applicants for Elementary through Middle School should submit previous school records and a teacher recommendation form for admission consideration. Click here for the School Recommendation and Records Release Form. Once the academic review is complete, families will be advanced to the virtual admission interview.

3. Admission Decision
The admission team meets regularly to review each admission decision. Once an admission decision has been reached, the family is notified. Siblings of currently enrolled students are given priority, followed by students who have previously been in a Montessori environment.
4. Acceptance

Families will have 48 hours to accept the enrollment offer and submit a completed Enrollment Contract. A non-refundable, non-transferable enrollment fee must be paid and a tuition payment plan created through FACTS Tuition Management.

Starwood Schools will continue to accept enrollments throughout the year if spaces are available. If spaces are unavailable, the school will work with the family through the wait pool process.

5. Wait Pool

Students who have completed the admission process and have been accepted when our programs are full will be placed in a wait pool. We must have a signed Enrollment Contract and a non-refundable enrollment fee paid through FACTS Tuition Management for a child to be secured in the wait pool.

If spaces do become available, the admission team will review prospective families who show a continued interest in Starwood Schools and consider students based on classroom composition and other factors. Families will be notified when a space becomes available for their child and will have 48 hours to accept by making the first tuition payment and completing the required student paperwork.

If a family does not accept and/or does not complete the necessary steps within 48 hours, the student will return to the wait pool, if desired, and another student will be offered the space. All tuition and fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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    The Laquey Family

    "Landon began attending Starwood Montessori School at 18 months and he is now 10 years old and attending Starwood Academy. We love and appreciate the Starwood Staff and look forward to many more years together."

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  • The Green Family in Frisco, TX
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    The Green Family

    "Starwood is special to us because of the diversity and inclusion. It always warms my heart to pull into the carpool lane and see children of all races and ethnicities sitting next to each other swinging their legs and chatting about the day."

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  • The Patel Family

    "Starwood Montessori has been a family affair for us. Since the beginning, our children have loved going to school! Their teachers, guides, administration and Ms. Hanks have always been a very caring group. It is very special when everyone on campus really knows your children, and by name at that!"

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Frequently Asked Questions

What grades does Starwood Academy of Frisco offer?

Starwood Academy of Frisco is one of Frisco's only high-fidelity Montessori schools to offer families the opportunity to experience a complete Montessori journey from 18 months through the age of 15. Our programs include:

Toddler: 18 months-3 years old

Primary: 3-6 years old (Preschool, Kindergarten)

Lower Elementary: 6-9 years old (1st, 2nd, 3rd grade)

Upper Elementary: 9-12 years old (4th, 5th, 6th grade)

Middle School: 12-15 years old (7th, 8th grade)

What is the enrollment time period/deadline?
The first notification of acceptance for the 2022-2023 school year occurs in mid-March. We will consider prospective families for any remaining spaces on a rolling basis. The admission team meets monthly to review each admission decision. Once the family receives notice of acceptance, they have 48 hours to accept their space. If spaces become unavailable, the school will work with the family through the wait pool process.
Are you Montessori accredited?
We are an AMS Member School, including 100% of our administrators being Montessori credentialed at one or more levels.
What is the average class size?

In contrast to traditional education, which emphasizes small classes, Montessori schools value the lessons of community in larger, multi-age classrooms. The role of the teacher in a Montessori classroom is a guide and a mentor rather than an instructor. Larger environments encourage students to rely on themselves and their peers as resources.

Starting in our primary program (ages 3-6) and through elementary/middle school (ages 6-15), classrooms average 20 to 24 students with a 12:1 student-teacher ratio. Note that the same does not apply for toddler classrooms, where we keep the student-teacher ratio at 7:1.

How can I learn more?
Inquire to learn more about why Starwood Academy of Frisco is the best school in Frisco for engaged, confident and curious children.
What is a typical day for Starwood students like?

Our social media channels are a great way to discover more about life at Starwood. Click through the Day In the Life photo albums on our Facebook page below to see students pursue their interests and demonstrate independence during their school day:

Primary Students (Ages 3-6)*

Lower Elementary Students (Ages 6-9)*

Middle School Students (Ages 12-15)*

*These photos are from the 2020-2021 school year, where additional COVID-19 protocols were in place.

Where do graduates of Starwood attend high school?

While independent and personally empowered, Starwood students share a strong work ethic, a love of learning, and sincere respect for humanity and the world in which we live. The Starwood Academy of Frisco graduate embraces diversity as a global citizen; thinks critically as a creative, collaborative leader; and lives with integrity as a self-aware, independent human being.

Video - Hear what a recent Middle School graduate has to say about their time at Starwood.

The core character qualities that Montessori helps to develop are also the same ones that have made the transition smooth for our students to attend either public or private school for high school education. Many students continue on to attend Frisco ISD, Legacy Christian Academy, the Alcuin School, or Greenhill.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Starwood Academy of Frisco does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious or spiritual beliefs, marital status, family configuration, handicap, or political affiliation in the administration, rendering of services, or in the employment of personnel.

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