1. The children of the families listed as Founders of BCMCS are afforded primary preferential status in accordance with Act 22.
2. Siblings of students currently enrolled at BCMCS are given the next preferential status. Letters are sent in January to BCMCS families for intent to return as well as notification of sibling's enrollment intent.
3. Children of families who reside in BCMCS' host school district, Pennsbury, are provided the next preferential status.
4. Lastly, children outside the host district are provide status.
The Formal Lottery is conducted on the first Thursday in March. The Lottery is held in an open setting, whereas all of the applicant names are placed on cards and set in a box to be randomly selected, based on the above criteria. A list is then compiled of the students who have been offered acceptance into the school based on the number of available spots open at that time, with a waiting list also compiled from the lottery pull.
2017-2018 Enrollment Forms & Procedure:
When can I apply for the 2017-2018 school year? The
open enrollment period for the for the 2017-2018 school year begins
February 1, 2017 and ends on the last day of February -- applications
will not be accepted outside of these days! Applications for the
2017-2018 school year are available on the BCMCS website hyperlinked
Should I wait until the Open House to hand in the enrollment application? You can,
but completed enrollment applications may be brought to the school
office daily during the hours of 9:00AM and 3:00PM . In order to be
included in the lottery all required documents/proofs must be submitted
and approved with a completed lottery card filled out in the office and
attached to the application.
Will I have the opportunity to visit the school? An
Open House is held the first Thursday evening in February between 6:00
and 8:00 PM, and is arranged for ADULTS only. Parents are given the
opportunity to learn more about Montessori Education, ask questions,
visit the classrooms and even meet with the Teachers. It is best if
parents can arrange for child care so they are free to view the school
and address any concern they might have.