EARLY ENTRANCE POLICY
Kindergarten Entrance Policy
In accordance with Maryland State Department of Education regulations, to be eligible to enter kindergarten for the school year, children must be five years of age by September 1 of the school year.
Early Entrance Kindergarten Policy
Children who will turn five years old between September 2 and October 15 are eligible for consideration for the early entrance to the full day kindergarten class.
To be recommended for early entrance to kindergarten, children will need to demonstrate appropriate maturity in social/emotional and physical development, as well as developmentally appropriate performance in language and other cognitive skills. A team will thoroughly review each applicant’s information to determine if early placement would be advantageous for the child. The standards for early entrance are high to ensure that students are not frustrated by their advanced grade placement.
As an outreach ministry of Mt Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church, The Wesley School encourages discovery of the knowledge and love of God among all people. We are an inclusive and welcoming school where individuals are valued, relationships cherished, and where neuro-diversity is recognized and respected . Our creative educational approach brings together mind and heart, intellect and passion, work and play, worship and prayer.
The Wesley School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability.
However, enrollment preference may be given to current siblings, alumni of the former Mt Harmony Preschool, Mt Harmony Centre, or members of partnering United Methodist Churches.
To become a partnering church of any denomination, please contact our Head of School, Pastor Faith Wilkerson .
Admission is on a rolling basis.
STEP ONE - all interested families must complete an Application for each child
STEP TWO - applications are reviewed, interviews conducted if needed.
STEP THREE - An official Enrollment Packet with an offer letter is sent out. Preference given first to current families of returning students and siblings.
STEP FOUR - returning families have a March 1 deadline to return Enrollment Packet (includes a signed application, deposit, any forms and a tuition commitment form) This includes tuition schedule choice of monthly, bi-annually, annually.
STEP FIVE - New student applicants will receive their Enrollment Packets on a rolling basis which will include their formal offer of acceptance into the the school.