Thank you for your interest in Salida Montessori Charter School!  SMCS is a public charter school open to all, however, we do give preference to students living in the Salida School District, who have submitted applications by the February 14, 2018 deadline.  If you are interested in applying for the 2018-19 school year please review the important dates below and submit the appropriate application for each child applying. Applications will be available beginning December 1, 2017.  (We currently have a wait list for each classroom for the 2017-18 school year.  If you are interested in being added to our wait list for 2017-18, please click the appropriate box found below to submit an application.)  Feel free to contact us at, with the subject line “applying for enrollment” with any questions, or call us at 719-539-4887 to schedule a tour or receive more information. 

Important Dates for 2017-18 School Year:

  • ENROLLMENT: December 1, 2017- February 14, 2018                                                  Please complete the appropriate application below and submit it no later than Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 3 p.m., MST.  You must fill out one application for EACH CHILD applying for entrance to SMCS.
  • OPEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION NIGHT: (Toddler - 3rd Grade)  Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 5:30-6:00pm.  Location: 1040 I Street
  • OPEN ENROLLMENT INFORMATION NIGHT: (4th - 8th Grades)  Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:30-6:00pm.  Location 349 E Street
  • LOTTERY:   February 21, 2018, 4:30pm                                                                                In the event that we have more applications than openings, a lottery will be held to determine placement.  Location: 1040 I Street
  • ENROLLMENT PACKET: Once admitted, you will need to complete and return the Enrollment Packet (found below after February 21st), by April 6, 2018

Our current families will be submitting their Intent-to-Return forms by mid February 2018, and at that time we will determine how many spaces we will have available in each classroom.  If there are more applications than spaces, a lottery will be held on February 21, 2018.  We will fill any open spaces and then we will create a new wait list (for 2018-19) based on the drawings from the lottery.  Anyone who does not apply by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 3:00pm MST will be placed on the wait list in the order of which we receive their completed application to our office.

Thank you for checking us out, and we look forward to meeting you and your children!

New Students:


2017-18 PRESCHOOL APPLICATION (12mos and walking - 4 year-olds)

2017-18 K-8th APPLICATION

Enrollment Packet* for 2017-18

Due: April 7, 2017

*Only to be filled out once you receive notice of admission

Click Here to download the New Student Enrollment Packet