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Application process

Acceptance for children in the Early Childcare Center, Montessori, elementary, and middle school programs is determined by the application process. We welcome all applicants and ask that you follow the admissions procedure as outlined here.

Note: Applicant must submit the following documents via TADSby the due date provided by the school administrators.

01.
forms & fees

Applicants must submit per child:

  • TADS application (link). Please make sure to select the correct academic year. The application for the 2022-2023 academic year will can be found here.
  • Non-refundable application fee:
    • $65 Priority Admission fee (January)
    • $125 Regular Admission fee
02.
Required Documents

The following applies only to new incoming students and must be submitted through TADS with your child’s application:

  • A copy of student’s birth certificate or passport
  • Copy of previous year’s report card (1st-8th grade only)
  • Records Request (download here) with transcripts from previous/current school’s administrative office (1st-8th grade only)
03.
Evaluation Form

The following applies only to new incoming 1st-8th grade students:

  • Applicant Evaluation form (download here) which must be emailed (preferably) or mailed directly from the current or previous teacher.

Admission Requirements

Due to limited space, applicants may be put on a waitlist. Movement from the waitlist to enrollment is determined by the availability of spots vacated by other applicants at any time during the school year. Criteria for waitlist prioritization include the date of application, siblings enrolled/accepted, and academic and behavioral standing. The school does not discriminate in enrollment on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, or income.

Early Childcare Center (ECC) 2022-2023

He may have just begun walking or she may have just articulated her first sentence or have begun to make block towers. They could already be running! ILM Academy’s Early Childcare Center (ECC) will nurture them through these first steps. The ECC will help them to love learning, in a playful, deen-centered environment, where ‘A is for Allah’ is sung alongside ‘The Itsy Bitsy Spider’. Acceptance for the ECC program is determined by the application process on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Admissions to the ECC infant program requires the child to be 12-18 months by the first day of school and able to walk on their own, while admissions to the ECC toddler program requires the child to be 19 months by the first day of school and able to walk on their own.

TUITION PER ECC
ENROLLMENT OPTIONS
TODDLER
(19+ months old in August)
INFANT
(12-18 months old in August)
All Weekdays $1050 per installment $1140 per installment
MWF (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) $870 per installment $1000 per installment
TTh (Tuesdays and Thursdays) $720 per installment $870 per installment

Montessori 2022-2023

Three-year-olds are not to be underestimated. They walk, run, and talk, but they can also count by 100s, accurately determine the weather outside, and recite the Holy Quran. They can understand the concepts of honesty, compassion, and every other characteristic ILM Academy aims to instill in its students. And what about our four-year-olds? Do you know everything they can do and how they may be different from their five-year-old peers? This is our business at ILM Academy. We specialize in understanding children and bringing out the very best in each one of them at their diverse ages and stages.

Admissions to our Montessori program requires the child to be between the ages of 3 and 5 by September 30th, fully potty trained and an interview.

DESCRIPTION
PAYMENTS 
(Option I)* Monthly automatic deductions of $919 each month from your bank account (ACH) A voided check (submitted via email) and ACH Form (submitted via TADS) must be turned in during the enrollment period. All monthly deductions will be made on the 15th of each month (unless the 15th falls on a weekend) starting with August and ending in May.
(Option II) Yearly payment of $9190 One Check: Payment via check of the full amount post-dated for August 15, 2022.
(Option III) Bi-yearly payment of $4595 each Two Checks: The first payment should be dated for August 15, 2022 and the second payment should be post-dated for January 15, 2023.

*Note: Option I involves ten payments that are deposited/deducted in the middle of each month. The tuition payments of $919 are not a monthly tuition and do not reflect the number of days school is in session for that month.

*Families enrolling a child in the ECC are required to choose to pay via Option I only.

Families with more than one child enrolled will be charged the full tuition for the first child but will receive a discount for subsequent children. For purposes of calculating discounts, the youngest child enrolled will be considered the first child and the discount will be applied to all other children as follows:

  • 2nd child – 20% discount
  • 3rd child – 30% discount
  • 4th child – 40% discount
  • 5th child – 50% discount

Elementary & Middle School 2022-2023

Our elementary and middle school core academic classes are taught by teachers with certifications and/or expertise in their respective fields. They have experience working with this age group and therefore understand the emotional and social dynamics of children at that age.

Admissions to the elementary and middle school require prior school records, teacher evaluation letters, placement test and an interview.

DESCRIPTION
PAYMENTS 
(Option I)* Monthly automatic deductions of $771 each month from your bank account (ACH) A voided check (submitted via email) and ACH Form (submitted via TADS) must be turned in during the enrollment period. All monthly deductions will be made on the 15th of each month (unless the 15th falls on a weekend) starting with August and ending in May.
(Option II) Yearly payment of $7710 One Check: Payment via check of the full amount post-dated for August 15, 2022.
(Option III) Bi-yearly payment of $3855 each Two Checks: The first payment should be dated for August 15, 2022 and the second payment should be post-dated for January 15, 2023.

*Note: Option I involves ten payments that are deposited/deducted in the middle of each month. The tuition payments of $771 are not a monthly tuition and do not reflect the number of days school is in session for that month.

*Families enrolling a child in the ECC are required to choose to pay via Option I only

Families with more than one child enrolled will be charged the full tuition for the first child but will receive a discount for subsequent children. For purposes of calculating discounts, the youngest child enrolled will be considered the first child and the discount will be applied to all other children as follows:

  • 2nd child – 20% discount
  • 3rd child – 30% discount
  • 4th child – 40% discount
  • 5th child – 50% discount

Enrollment: Procedure after acceptance to the school

*Submit the following documents via TADS by May 10th, 2022, or the due date provided by the school administrators:

  1. Complete enrollment process via TADS
  2. A $100 non-refundable activity fee for incoming ECC, Montessori, and elementary students paid via TADS
  3. A $150 non-refundable activity and lab fee for incoming middle school students paid via TADS
  4. A $15 non-refundable school supply fee for incoming ECC and Montessori students paid via TADS
  5. A copy of current most recent immunization record or immunization exemption affidavit
  6. A Physical Examination Form (22-23) (filled and signed by medical professional, including passed hearing/vision screenings if student is 4+ years of age)
  7. An ACH- Automatic Tuition Payment 2022-2023 Form (if this option was selected in TADS)
  8. A full tuition payment (using one of 3 available options to pay in full or in installments)

Note: Student enrollment is incomplete until all documents and payments have been submitted.

ECC Enrollment Only
The following additional documents need to be submitted via TADS for ECC Enrollment in order for your child to begin at school, as required by Texas State Requirements for Early Childcare Centers:

  1. ECC Admissions Form
  2. ECC Discipline Guidance Policy
  3. ECC ILM Parent Handbook Agreement after reading through our most current Parent-Student Handbook (2021-2022).

Note: Student enrollment is incomplete until all documents and payments have been submitted.

FINANCIAL AID

  • Limited financial aid is available for deserving families. Financial aid will be offered in all grades, but is limited in Montessori. There is no financial aid available for the ECC.
  • Parents wishing to receive financial aid may apply for aid when enrolling into the school or when re-registering, if already enrolled. Financial aid applications must be submitted yearly and all information therein will be kept confidential and only reviewed by the financial aid committee.
  • Financial aid decisions will be made after and independently of admissions decisions, but will be based on availability. Parents will be notified if they have qualified for financial aid by August 1st of the academic year for which they are applying.
  • All financial aid recipients are expected to uphold good academic and behavior standing to maintain receipt of financial aid. Failure to do so may result in financial assistance being revoked.

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1209 Conrad Sauer Dr.
Houston, Texas 77043

+1 713-464-4720 ext. 300

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