Who needs a
Schools making their initial application for membership
Schools needing to make improvements to meet approval requirements
All member schools on a five-year cycle (your school will be contacted by the Visitation Committee)
An existing member school adding a new program (age grouping) or facility
What to Expect
The visitation committee will be observing your classrooms for required Montessori materials and the appropriateness of the physical environment. Your administrative files will also be assessed for required documentation.
Checklists for administrative records and materials at each program level can be found starting on page 27 of the LMA Handbook.
What to Prepare
Visitation fee of $75, made out to Louisiana Montessori Association or paid via PayPal.
Mileage payment – You will be notified of the amount and who is payable prior to your visit.
After the Visit
You will receive a letter from the visitation team detailing the assessment of your visit and indicating any necessary changes or improvements to maintain approval status.
If all is in order, your next site visit will be scheduled for five years from the current school year.
Follow-up visits may be scheduled with the Committee as necessary.