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The annual enrollment lottery for the 2017-2018 school year took place on March 29th, 2017.  At this time, we continue to welcome and encourage all interested parents and legal guardians to submit a 2017-2018 Pre-Enrollment Form. Students will be placed on the waiting list by grade level in order of the date and time the form is received.  The form is available to download and print using the link above or at our Administrative Offices located at 3750 West 26th Street, Erie, PA  16506.  

Your submission must include required proof of birth and ONE (1) form of proof of residency:

A current rental or lease agreement that is fully executed, signed and dated by the landlord, a mortgage statement, a municipal tax bill, or a current public utility bill such as water, sewer, gas, or electric)


Lottery Results

The 2017-2018 lottery was held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  Please choose the link below to view lottery results for your preferred campus:

Lottery results North Campus

Lottery results South Campus

Who can attend the Charter School?

Montessori Regional Charter School is a public elementary school (Kindergarten through 6th grade) that is open to any child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as outlined in our Charter, in the following order of preference:

  1. Children of founding families of the Charter
  2. Siblings of children enrolled at the school
  3. Children residing in the Erie and Millcreek School Districts (chartering districts)
  4. All other children residing in Pennsylvania
If more students apply to the school than the number of attendance slots available for the 2017-2018 school year, then the students will be selected by a lottery from the pool of qualified applicants meeting the established eligibility criteria (above) who have submitted an application by the deadline established by the school.

Students applying for Kindergarten must meet their home school district age requirement.

When all classroom openings have been filled, we will maintain a waiting list by unit.

Where do I submit my pre-enrollment application?

Do not drop off pre enrollment applications at school offices.  You may mail or hand deliver your application to 

Montessori Regional Charter School (MRCS)
3750 W 26th Street, Erie, PA  16506

Photos of pre-enrollment forms sent by phone will not be accepted.  Please feel free to scan and email your pre-enrollment forms to enrollment@mrcserie.org. 

What must I submit for my child to be included in the 2017-2018 enrollment lottery?

  1. The 2017-2018 Pre-Enrollment Form, which is available January 3, 2017 on this page and at our offices at 3750 W. 26th Street, Erie, PA 
  2. A copy of your child’s birth certificate or any other official form showing the child’s date and city of birth. 
  3. Proof of Residency in the form of one of the following: copy of a current rental or lease agreement, mortgage statement, municipal tax statement, or current utility bill. 
Please contact enrollment@mrcserie.org if you have questions about enrollment or proof of residency requirements.

What is the deadline for enrollment lottery applications to be submitted?

To be included in the 2017-2018 Enrollment lottery, pre-enrollment applications must be received at the MRCS Administrative Offices at 3750 W. 26th Street, Erie, PA  16506 by 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 24th, 2017.   Pre-enrollment applicant families that provide an email address will receive confirmation.  Forms sent by mail must be received by the deadline set above.  We are not responsible for lost or delayed mail. 

UPDATE: RETURNING STUDENTS/SIBLING ENROLLMENT:  The deadline to return all enrollment forms for siblings of current students expired at 4 p.m. Friday, March 24th If you did not return your child's commitment form and/or enrollment materials and wish to place your child/chlidren on the waiting list for 2017-2018, you must contact us at enrollment@mrcserie.org or phone 833-7771 x102.

UPDATE: On March 6th, 2017, enrollment packets were mailed to parents who wish to enroll a sibling of a current student in the 2017-2018 school year. The deadline to return all enrollment forms is Friday, March 24th.  Students whose parents fail to return the enrollment forms by the deadline will be placed on a waiting list for their grade level.   

RETURNING STUDENTS:  Re-enrollment Commitment Forms were mailed to families of our current students on January 3, 2017.  If you do not receive the form in your mail by Monday, January 9, please contact our enrollment office at enrollment@mrcserie.org. 

To re-enroll your child(ren) and notify us of siblings you would like to attend in the 2017-2018 school year, you must complete and return the form to our Administrative Offices in the envelope provided no later than Friday, January 24th, 2017 by 4:00 p.m.

Students currently attending Montessori Regional Charter School have the opportunity to re-enroll for the next school year by accurately completing and returning the required MRCS Re-enrollment Commitment Form by the deadline established by the school.  In addition families provide information on this form for any sibling(s) they wish to enroll in 2017-2018.  

The Webmaster,
Jan 6, 2017, 6:23 AM
John Mott,
Jan 22, 2016, 5:10 AM