Fernwood is an MPS public Montessori School offering K3 through 8th grade. Our entry age is 3 years old. Children who are older than 4 years old may apply for admission to Fernwood only if they have had continuous, previous enrollment in another MPS Montessori School or a private school with a teacher who is trained and certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS) or the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Applications for qualified K5-8th grade students are accepted if seats are available.
The K3 and K4 enrollment period is done in February of each year. Applications are completed online through the MPS website. Selection is done through a lottery that is conducted by MPS. Parents who apply during the February/March application window will receive a letter from MPS in late March/early April. Students who selected Fernwood as their first choice will either be assigned to Fernwood or given a place on the waiting list.
In order to apply for enrollment at Fernwood, a child must be 3 years old on or before September 1st. To apply for Fernwood, you must complete an application online through the MPS website. Upon acceptance please present the following documents to the office:
- A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate.
- Proof of City of Milwaukee residency.
- The child’s immunization records.