Welcome to Starwood Schools! 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.

At each of our campuses, 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 admissions 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 admissions and enrollment process. Thank you!


Anita Hanks, M.Ed, Head of School

Steps to Admissions

1. Schedule a Virtual Open House
Interested in learning more about Starwood Schools? The first step in our admissions process is to attend our virtual open house. Our administrative team is excited to showcase the Starwood Schools difference and provide an overview for each of our Montessori programs. The one-hour virtual open house will cover both of our campuses, Starwood Montessori School and Starwood Academy of Frisco. These meetings are generally held each Thursday at 10 a.m. Click here to submit an inquiry and we will be in touch to get you scheduled:
2. Admissions Interview

During the virtual admissions 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 admissions 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 admissions consideration. Click here for the School Recommendation and Records Release Form. Once the academic review is complete, families will be advanced to the virtual admissions interview.

3. Admissions Decision
The admissions 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 admissions 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 admissions team will review the applications of students 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.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Starwood Schools 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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