Enrollment and General Information

Enrollment Visit

At JMA, we want parents to come in for an enrollment visit with their child/children. During the visit, we discuss the program, answer any questions that you may have, receive a tour of the Academy and be given the enrollment information. We strive to make your family feel at home and make the transition into JMA an easy one. ​​


A tour of the Academy is the best way to determine if JMA​ is the right for your family.  Although you may walk in or call and visit with the Director, scheduling a tour is necessary to ensure that you get as much information about the Montessori learning style, as well as, not disrupting our students at work. During your scheduled tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Director, visit a classroom, view the playground and will receive the registration forms. With understanding that each student has his/her own specific and individualized needs, we hope that JMA is your first choice for pre-school

JMA is a nut-free center and we accommodate our students who may have specific nutritional needs related to allergies and/or religious beliefs. Please include this with your enrollment infromation so that we can meet your child's needs.  

Enrollment Fee and Tuition

During your enrollment visit, the enrollment fee and monthly tuition will be covered. At that time, payment arrangements will be set up. The enrollment fee is due whe you turn in the registration forms.

The enrollment fee and tuition helps cover the essentials at JMA. It helps provide our school with the best teachers, lessons and supplies, 2 snacks each day, lunch, nap mats, and sheets. 

Tuition is due Monday each week. Tuition received later than theTuesday will accrue a 20.00 late fee. If th etuition is not paid by Friday and no arrangements have been made, your child may not be allowed back at the facility. 

Normal tuition rates are due regardless of student absences or days that we are closed for holidays. 

Waiting Lists

Once you and your child have visited JMA, we will place your child on the appropriate classroom waiting list, if there is no availability at the time. When there is availability, you will be contacted by phone and given the opportunity to accept enrollment. You will have one business day to accept.

Open enrollment will begin in February. To hold your child(s) spot, you will need to re-register. When you do re-register with JMA, there will not be another enrollment fee, it is to make sure that we have the most updated information on file. If your child/children will not be attending JMA the following school year, simply check the box and return the form and your child will finish out the school year. If, for any reason, your child/children will no longer attend during the school year, you will need to provide a two-week notice.

General Information

JMA wants to ensure that we provide the safest environment for your child. In order to take a child from the Academy, it has to be permissible by the parent/guardian. Only people listed in the registration information will be able to take the child from the Academy. Until staff is familiar with the pick-up person, identification will be required at pick-up. This is for the protection of the children, parents and staff. If someone, other than who is on the pick-up list, is needing to pick up a child, the parent/guardian who enrolled the child will have to add them to the list. This can not be done over the phone. 

Meal menus are located in the lobby on the parent center board. All meals are fully prepared on-site in our fully equipped kitchen.
Morning snack will be given at 9:00am. Please no breakfast brought in after 8:30 am.

JMA loves to celebrate Birthdays and special occasions. We encourage parents to bring special snacks and/or decorations. These items will need to be bought from a store, deli, or bakery. We ask that there be no balloons brought in, as they can be a chocking hazard for children. Also, please notify your child's teacher when you will be bringing a special snack so they can make arrangements for the classroom. Please keep in mind that we are NUT FREE and some children do have allergies.

JMA offers parental involvement activities throughout the year. Watch newsletters for holiday parties, special family events, and teacher classroom activities. WE LOVE OUR PARENTS TO VOLUNTEER!!! From assissting teachers for special events, reading to a class, bringing a unique lesson or simply providing food for holiday parties, we encourage you to become involved in your child's learning experiences.