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Admission Process


Step 1: Parent Phone Interview with Executive Director


During an initial parent phone interview, Christina Shelley, our Executive Director, will get background information about your child to determine if Maxwell's House might be the right fit at this time. If your child is a good fit for our program Ms. Shelley will set up a tour of our campus.

Step 2: Virtual Screening Interview

After the admissions file is reviewed by our Director of Education, we will schedule a interview for your child. This screening interview is a short, informal session with our Director of Education, Mrs. Kim Boquilon and your child that will help determine if your child is a candidate for a classroom visit. If your child is not recommended to continue with the admissions process following the in person interview, our Executive Director, Ms. Christina Shelley will provide recommendations for alternative programs that may be a more appropriate fit for your child at this time.

Step 3: Submit Application Materials


After completing the interview , you will receive an email that contains a list of materials needed to complete your child’s admissions file.

Once we receive the $150 application fee and all application materials, your child’s admissions file will be reviewed. Files are reviewed in the order of completion.

Step 4: Classroom Visit


Once application materials are reviewed, a classroom visit is scheduled.

Prospective students visit in one of our classrooms for one full day.

During the classroom visit, prospective students participate in all classroom activities scheduled for that day. Members of our Admissions Committee will observe in the classroom during the child’s classroom visit.

Step 5: Admissions Decision


The final step in our admissions process is a meeting of our Admissions Team : to determine if Maxwell’s House of Abilities can meet your child’s needs at this time.

If your child is accepted, an enrollment contract will be issued at this time.  The contract and enrollment fee will be due to secure your child’s spot at Maxwell’s House Of Abilities. Then our Director of Education will schedule your child's academy assessment to find out your child's Present levels of academic achievement and functional performance (PLAAFP) to create an individualized education plan for the 2023-2024 school year. 

If your child is accepted but there aren't spaces available in the appropriate level/class, your child will be placed into a wait list and parents will be notified when there is an appropriate vacancy.

If not accepted, our Admissions team will provide recommendations for alternate programs/settings that may be a more appropriate fit for your child at this time.

**Children are admitted to Maxwell’s House of Abilities on a four-week trial basis. Some children have academic, emotional, behavioral, or medical needs that cannot be met in our environment. In such a case, a family will be supported in finding alternate programs that are more capable of meeting their child’s needs.**

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