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Immunization Policy

Under California Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375, children in California are required to receive certain immunizations in order to attend public and private elementary and secondary schools, childcare centers, family day care homes, nursery schools, day nurseries, and developmental centers (pre-kindergarten facilities).

As both a licensed daycare facility and a private elementary school, MIR is required by these statutes to enforce immunization requirements, maintain immunization records of all children enrolled, and submit reports.

For school admittance of students 18 months through 6th grade, acceptable documentation includes a record of receiving all required immunizations as stated from the California Department of Public Health or a medical exemption issued through the California Immunization Registry. These Exemptions FAQs explain the medical exemption in more detail.

Under California Senate Bill (SB) 277, beginning January 1, 2016 parents were no longer able to file exemptions based on personal beliefs, including religious beliefs, to vaccines that are currently required for entry into childcare or school in California.

For more information about school immunization requirements and resources, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s website at shotsforschool.org.

MIR’s admissions practice regarding unconditional admissions and conditional admissions will be to follow California state law as expressed in this document.

Admissions Policies

We appreciate your interest in MIR and look forward to meeting with you.

Admissions Policies

At MIR, we enroll students year-round depending on space. Admissions are based on a balance of available spaces for each age and program level as well as the child's readiness for the level of independence required in a Montessori classroom.

Admission preference is given in the following order:

  1. Children currently enrolled at MIR.
  2. Siblings of current students, with these conditions:
    • The current students are re-enrolled during the re-enrollment month (February).
    • The older child is completing or on track to complete the full three-year cycle of their program.
  3. Children with a minimum of one full school year of previous Montessori experience.
  4. New applicants.

Sibling Enrollments

If you have a child currently enrolled at MIR and would like to enroll a sibling, notify the admissions office by emailing admissions@mir.org.

You will need to follow the full admissions process before enrolling siblings. Once you have completed an observation, you can submit sibling applications during the early re-enrollment month (February) for a discounted application fee. Applying during the re-enrollment month does not guarantee a space for the sibling. Siblings are given priority consideration for enrollment.