Fall 2019 Phase-In Schedule

The children will start school on Monday, August 26 in two different (phase-in) groups.

3-year-olds (first-year students) will attend from 8:30 – 10:00 AM Monday – Friday.

Kindergartners and second-year students will attend from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Monday – Friday.


Phasing-in is an important part of the planning for a successful beginning to the school year. Just as we carefully sequence the materials in the environment and choose activities with self-correcting features, much thought is given to starting the children in a gradual progression. This helps to provide a positive experience for each child. Phasing-in gives the children the special attention and positive modeling necessary for a happy and successful start in the Montessori classroom each year.

Regular morning school hours of 8:30 – 11:30 AM will begin on Tuesday, September 3.

Afternoon and Kindergarten extended days (T/TH) begin the week of Monday, September 9.



Our schedule for the first few weeks of school is as follows:

Open House – Wednesday, August 21
9:00 – 10:30 AM
*Last names beginning with A-L attend from 9:00 – 9:45. M-Z attend from 9:45 – 10:30.

Phase-In Week Begins – Monday, August 26
Hours for first-year students: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Hours for returning students: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Labor Day Holiday – Monday, September 2 (no school)
Begin Full Mornings – Tuesday, September 3 from 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Afternoon Program Begins – Monday, September 9 from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Kindergarten Extended Day Begins – Tuesday, September 10 from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM


The first tuition payment for each student is due August 1, 2019.
If you are paying in nine monthly installments, your first tuition payment is due August 1 and the last payment for the school year will be April 1, 2020. You are pre-paying in August 2019 for May 2020 tuition.

Tuition is due on the first day of the month and late after the 5th, even on holidays or weekends. A late fee of $15 will be added to any payment received after the 5th of the month. Please mail your tuition payment to: Children’s House Montessori School, 921 Ocean Ave., Ocean Springs, MS 39564.


Please keep this information handy. It might be useful to set up a folder for the Children’s House, so that you can keep your handbook, phone list, newsletters and other correspondence concerning the school all in one place.

If you have any questions, please call us at 228-215-3978 or click here to e-mail us. Thank you for your cooperation in making this period of transition a smooth one for all.