Reflection. Diversity. Balance.
The goal of our admissions process is to help you learn everything you need to know about The Schoolhouse and for us to get to know your family. We want to make sure that The Schoolhouse is the right fit for your child. During the admissions process, families and prospective students usually visit multiple times, through tours and student visiting days. Applications to all programs are accepted throughout the year, although January through March are our busiest times and spaces can fill quickly. We give preference to our returning families, after which we consider applications for new students.
The Schoolhouse is committed to diversity in all its forms, and we hold to that commitment in our admissions considerations. For children with special needs or giftedness, we work closely with families to determine if The Schoolhouse has the resources to support them. Priority in all programs is given to siblings of enrolled children, and to children of staff and alumni. If the cost of a Schoolhouse education feels out of reach, we strongly encourage families to apply for a needs-based tuition adjustment.
Tour: This initial visit includes attending our morning circle to see how we start the day, a tour of our building, and visits to the various programs and classrooms. You’ll get to see students and teachers in action, ask questions, and share information about you and your family.
Click here to see our current tour schedule.
Application: Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year and are program-specific. All programs require both the completed application and the application fee, in order to be considered. We begin processing applications when we receive the fee.
Acceptance: Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis. Although acceptance is based on many factors, and there are no annual deadlines, an earlier date of application can be to your advantage.
Once your child is accepted, you will need to submit an enrollment contract and a tuition deposit. Preschool families should reach out to their local school districts for Act 166 funding information. Elementary and middle school families are encouraged to fill out a financial aid application. Contracts and tuition deposits are due within 10 days of acceptance. A child’s space will not be guaranteed after 10 days.
Enrollment: Once we have received your contract and deposit, we will notify you of your child’s enrollment and begin providing you with program-specific information for the school year.