Admissions FAQs

Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make your admissions decisions?

A committee of teachers and administrators will review each applicant.  We consider academic achievement and ability, social and emotional maturity, and a match between the family’s goals and our school philosophy.  During your child’s shadow visit, teachers and the admissions team are able to evaluate your child’s academic and social abilities as well as developmental readiness. We are committed to the principles of diversity. In that spirit, we do not discriminate in matters of admission or employment  in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion or creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, or gender. We consciously teach children to accept, respect, and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the global community.

How many openings do you have in Kindergarten?

For the 2019-2020 school year, Bowman Junior Level will have between 35 and 40 openings.

What is the cut-off age for Kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year?

Bowman abides by California state standards to determine the age for entering Kindergarteners.  The child must turn five by September 1st.  Students with prior Montessori experience and recommendations from their preschool teachers may receive consideration for earlier admissions.

Do you have a wait-pool?

Bowman often has more qualified applicants than we do spaces. When this occurs and your child is put in our wait-pool, we will notify you if a spot becomes available. Our wait pool is not ranked. Based on the needs of the school, the Admissions team will contact wait pool candidates on a case by case basis should spaces become available.