Timeline & Procedures

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Open enrollment at PCM began August 18, 2020 (5:00 PM) and will close on February 15, 2021 (5:00 pm) for the 2021-2022 school year.

Age Grouping
Typical Age
Stand-Alone Kindergarten
5-6 years old
Younger Elementary
1st - 3rd
6-9 years old
Older Elementary
4th - 6th
9-12 years old
Adolescent Community
7th - 9th
12-15 years old

Families may submit enrollment application forms through our online enrollment platform, SchoolMint.  For expanded convenience SchoolMint also has a mobile version. A link to SchoolMint is on the homepage of our website and is also available on the enrollment tab along the top of the page. Families will be required to establish an account and will use this platform for all other enrollment processes.

If you have questions we can help.  If you do not have access to the internet or a needed device call 509-336-5909 and we will complete the form with you over the phone.

Contact Desiree Porter, DesireeP@myPCM.org for all your enrollment questions.


Summary of Key Enrollment & Lottery Dates

Enrollment application made public
Enrollment application due
Public lottery (if needed)*
School notified admitted students by
Families must accept offer in SchoolMint by
Registration Packets become available

Common Enrollment Questions

What happens if PCM does not need to run a lottery, how will students continue to enroll?

If capacity is not reached by the Application deadline on February 15, students will be enrolled to the school on a rolling basis. If and when the number of students surpasses the number of seats, students that submit an application after capacity is reached will be added to a waitlist in the order that the school receives their application.

My child is advanced, will PCM be able to challenge them?

YES. The beauty of a well executed mixed-age model and personalized programming means we can meet each student where they are and help them grow from there. Advanced students are supported to continue to grow academically and life skills wise. Disparities between students abilities are less apparent in a Montessori classroom because everyone has their own personalized plan and is encouraged, challenged, and supported by the work they experience through engaging with their mixed-age peers.

Will PCM serve students with advanced needs?

YES. As a public school PCM seeks to serve all students. The Montessori model is particularly well poised to deliver services to students with advanced need. PCM is also staffed with a full time Special Education Teacher that will direct our need for additional services and will work with all PCM staff to ensure they receive the training and support to serve our student population.

Does PCM charge tuition?

NO. PCM is a public school. Funding in WA follows the student so PCM receives funding similar to other public schools.

Does PCM have a sibling enrollment preference?

​YES. As required by Washington State law, the school will give an enrollment preference to siblings of already enrolled students.

How will I know if my child has been accepted?

After the lottery is complete, all parents will be notified of the results by 5:00 PM February 26, 2021. Notifications will be sent through SchoolMint. After parents have been notified their student has a seat in the school, they will have until 5:00 PM on March 5, 2021 to submit an Intent to Enroll form. Between February 26 and March 5, PCM will attempt to verify personally with each parent, by phone or at home, if they intend to accept a seat at the school and encourage them to submit their Intent to Enroll form by the deadline. If PCM is unsuccessful in contacting the family for verification, the family will then give up the seat and be placed on the waitlist.