How to Enroll

Thank you for your interest in CASCADE Family Learning Services.  Probably the only family learning community in India for open schooling and home-schooled children.We understand enrolling in a new learning space is a big step for you and your child, which is why we hope to provide all the information you need here in this section. We would appreciate if you can spend some time browsing through our site and about Montessori before applying.We look forward to a long time association with our families.  A Montessori learning co-operative that requires active participation from parents, unlike regular schools.  We have intakes through the year depending on certain parameters and availability.

Welcome to CFLS

Our enrollment process

1 - WRITE UP

PARENTS MUST SEND A WRITE-UP CONTAINING:

  1. Name and details of parents with contact numbers.
  2. Name and details of children
  3. Source of information about CASCADE FLS
  4. Whether the website was studied in detail before sending in the enquiry

 to admissions.cascade@gmail.com. A meeting will be scheduled.

** Both parents should sign up an agreement of acceptance of Cascade FLS and it’s guidelines for the family.
** The premises may need to move within the Corporation zone a few kilometres, due to rental increase or space constraints. Parents agreeable to adapt to this condition is essential for admission.

2 - HOME VISIT

As the next step towards admission, the guides team will make a home visit and recommend changes if needed in the home space as well as practices towards habit formation at home.

3 - THE CHILD IS INVITED TO THE ENVIRONMENT

If the child is over 6 years, the child will be invited to be in the environment. Provided that the child is showing interest in the environment and the guides observe a quick settling in, we will recommend the next steps to proceed.If however, the guides observe settling issues, parents will be called in for a discussion to know how to proceed, either with CASCADE FLS or some other education space.

4 - ENVIRONMENT OBSERVATION BY PARENTS

If the child is of elementary age, the parents are to observe Casa and Elementary environment for one day each. If the child is of Casa age, the parents would be invited to observe Casa and Elementary environments for two days to a week each depending on the guide's discretion.

5 - ADMISSION FORM & FEES

With over 10 hours of personal interactions with the family, and the child, it would emerge as a successful admission and the admission form is sent to be printed, filled and submitted along with the first installment of fees and the deposit.

6 - STUDY CIRCLES

Parents have to buy a set of Montessori books and they can start attending study circles immediately.

7 - CHILD STARTS COMING IN

The child starts coming in as per timings arrived upon, with or without the parent.

8 - ORIENTATION SESSION

Before or after the child enters the classroom, parents would be invited for an orientation session with Mrs. Vidya Shankar to understand their role, responsibilities, adherence to guidelines, leadership, and organisation expectations.If, by some chance, the continuation is not possible due to mismatch of expectations within a month the parents are intimated immediately for them to look at other alternatives. Through the academic year, if there is discordance, there is a conflict resolution mechanism that is available and needs to be adhered to, without precipitating the matter with other parents. If it is not resolved, our exit policy will be intimated to the parent.


Eligibility Criteria

Admission Schedule

Age for Enrollment

INFANT & TODDLER PROGRAM

1½ years as on June 1, 2022.

CASA PROGRAM

2½ years maximum as on June 1, 2022.

ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

6 - 8 years

UPPER ELEMENTARY & ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS

9 - 11 years old