We are still accepting applications for the 2017 - 2018 school year. Our K-4th lottery was drawn on March 1, 2017. All new K-4th applications will be placed on our wait list. Our 5th-8th lottery will be run later this spring. Please be sure to read the following important information BEFORE starting an application.
Charter School Application
Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School is growing and, to facilitate that growth, we are very happy to announce that we are in the process of building a new campus on 18 wooded acres off Lakewood Avenue in Ocoee. With the new campus comes a new name - Innovation Montessori Ocoee. If you are applying to join our school for the 2017-2018 school year, please use the application tab for Innovation Montessori Ocoee (IMO). We anticipate our Primary School building being complete in August, and starting a group of students on the new campus with the new school year. We expect to move our remaining students to the new campus in January, 2018. This is a very exciting time for our school. Again, applications to join us for the 2017-2018 school year are made through the Innovation Montessori Ocoee tab.
Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School (MWGCS)/Innovation Montessori Ocoee (IMO) community. We are a Public School Charter under the Orange County Public School (OCPS) system.
At MWGCS/IMO we are committed to providing a solid Montessori foundation in a public school setting. Our Montessori model of education makes us an Alternative Educational Model school. Montessori is a very particular method of whole child education and we STRONGLY urge families to familiarize themselves with Montessori educational philosophy and to tour our school before applying for the lottery. To schedule a school tour, please click on THIS LINK.
Please be advised that MWGCS/IMO has a strong culture of giving; our families are required to donate a minimum of twenty volunteer hours per year, but many volunteer much more. Families who fail to meet the volunteer hour requirement may lose placement for the following school year.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year. Our kindergarten through 4th grade lottery was drawn on March 1, 2017. All new K - 4th applications will be placed on our wait list. Our 5th - 8th grade lottery will be run later this spring.
In accordance with our charter, MWGCS/IMO may reserve 50% of open slots for students with previous Montessori experience. Be sure to indicate YES to Montessori experience on your application (you will be required to submit a supporting document). Other factors affecting lottery placement include having a sibling already enrolled, having participated in MWGCS's VPK program, and being the child/guardian of active duty military personnel.
Please use the application button below to register for the lottery. First time users must set up an account first by clicking on " Sign Up". Create only one account per family, and then submit one application per child seeking enrollment. You will be notified whether your child was selected in the lottery or not and provided with details about your next step.
Again, thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School/Innovation Montessori Ocoee community.