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Welcome to The Children's House of Bucks County!

 

Children's House of Bucks County welcomes children of all races, religions, and ethnicities.

 

Applications are accepted for students meeting the following age requirements:

 

Preprimary Program: the student must be between eighteen and thirty-six months old.

 

Primary Program: Students may enter provided the child was three years old on or before September 1st.

 

1st Grade Readiness Program: Students must be at least five years of age in accordance with the age requirements of their home school district.

 

 

​ADMISSIONS​
Admissions

Children are admitted taking the following considerations into account: sibling of current or former CHBC student, past Montessori experience, need of the individual class to maintain balance relating to gender and age distribution, observation of CHBC teachers and staff, recommendations and date of application. The Head of School is responsible for all admission decisions.

Applications

Applications will be provided at the time of the family visit or upon request by contacting the Head of School. The completed application form must be submitted along with a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 to reserve a place.

Enrollment

After admission is offered, students are enrolled upon payment of a non-refundable registration fee, which will be applied to the tuition costs. This fee must be paid no later than fourteen days after the school has offered admission to the student. If the fee is not received by this time, the space will be made available for another student.

Scholarships

The Children’s House of Bucks County is pleased to offer partial financial-need scholarships.  The students eligible to apply for these funds are either:

 

  • enrolling in the 1st grade readiness program

  • enrolling in the Primary program for five days AND in their second or third year at Children’s House

In addition, CHBC is pleased to offer EITC (Educational Improvement Tax Credit) scholarships, if available, at both the primary (3-5-year-olds) as well as the school-age (kindergarten students) level.  Please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development website located at this link for more information regarding the EITC scholarship program

You can also request more information with this form:

Re-Enrollment

By March, current students must re-enroll. It is important to observe the re-enrollment deadline if you wish to reserve a space for your child for the following school year. To re-enroll, you must pay a non-refundable registration fee, which will be applied to the tuition costs.

Placement
Montessori students

Siblings

To foster the development of identity and independence, it is generally the policy of CHBC that siblings in The Children's House will be placed in different classrooms.

Classes

A key element of the Montessori method is the child's development in the prepared environment over two, three, or four years. We make every effort to balance each class's age and gender. Children are expected to be with the same Directress and class throughout their primary and kindergarten years. Under normal circumstances, children will not be moved to other classes each year.

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