We are honored that you are considering The Hearth Room for your family.
The Hearth Room is not a "first-come, first-served" school. Instead, we strive to find the right students and families and ensure that there is a mutually beneficial fit. Spaces are currently available for students age 2.5 - 5, as well as Kindergarteners coming from a Montessori environment.
Schedule an Phone Consult
Whether you have already identified The Hearth Room as the ideal destination for your student, or you are just looking for answers to challenges you are facing, this consultation with our Executive Director—an experienced teacher, administrator, and parent—will help you clarify your vision for your child’s future and assess whether The Hearth Room aligns with your objectives. Click here to reserve your appointment.
Visit the School and Meet the People
If it is determined during the phone call that this has the possibility to be a great, long-term school/family match, following the initial consult you will receive an invitation to an on-site visit to meet the staff, tour the property, and have your child experience a lesson.
Submit an online application, along with the $50 application fee. During the school year, you can schedule a time for your child to do a 30-minute in-class visit after submitting the application.
Receive an Invitation to Enroll
Priority is given to full-time, full-payment families with a limited number of part-time enrollment or financial aid invitations.
Submit Enrollment Fee and Packet
Your child's space is officially reserved when we receive your signed agreement and nonrefundable one-time enrollment fee for new students, equal to 5% of annual tuition.
It is the policy of the Hearth Room school to maintain a school environment that is free from discrimination and to conduct its educational practices, admissions program, financial aid policies, hiring, and other school-administrative programs on the basis of an individual’s qualifications and abilities. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (unless it is required as a bona fide occupational qualification), sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law, unless a particular status protected by federal, state, or local laws contradict the deeply held religious convictions of Hearth Room school.
Families are NOT required to sign a statement of faith. We DO require that families are aware of our beliefs, and that they commit to honor these while on site or at school functions.
Our desire is to create a long-term community of peers for our students. One study of Missouri public schools showed that the best academic results were found in settings where children were in a consistent community at one campus from K-12th grade.