Kindergarten Admissions Checklist

Step One: Application
  1. Complete the Online Application (available now until February 15, 2018)
  2. Pay the Application Fee of $40.00. Checks may be made payable to The Montgomery Academy or opt for payment online.

Step Two: Admissions Testing
  1. Call Pam Snider, Ph.D. to schedule an appointment. Please see Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten Testing for more information.
  2. A testing fee of $150 should be paid directly to Dr. Snider at the time of the appointment.

Pam Snider, Ph.D., received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and has been a licensed psychologist in private practice since 1993. She completed her residency in Clinical Psychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL.

Pam Snider, Ph.D.
4754 Woodmere Boulevard, Suite B
(334) 356-8430

Step Three: K-View Preview
  1. The K-View Kindergarten Preview experience allows parents to observe Kindergarten classrooms in action, meet with students and a faculty member and view a video highlighting our Kindergarten program. K-View sessions will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. from November 27–February 12. K-View can be scheduled by clicking here or by calling the Admissions Office at 272-8210. Current families do not need to attend a K-View Preview.

Step Four: Playgroup Session
  1. Playgroup appointments will be scheduled for January and February once an application and the application fee is received.
Step Five: Confidential Common Recommendation Form
  1. Sign the Confidential Common Recommendation Form and give it to the applicant's current preschool teacher after January 1, 2018.
  2. Your child's preschool should return the form by February 15, 2018 in a sealed envelope by postal service, by fax to 334-277-3240, or by email to The form MUST come directly from the teacher. Parents may not hand-deliver completed Recommendation Forms to MA.
Step Six: Birth Certificate and Social Security Card
  1. Submit a copy of the applicant's official birth certificate and a copy of the applicant's Social Security Card to the Admissions Office.