Apply to Beginning and Lower School

Beginning and Lower School teachers from preschool to 5th grade work side-by-side with their students. They encourage conversation, reflection, and connection with others and the natural world. Students discover the joy of finding their own voice. We look forward to showing you what makes this learning experience extraordinary.

key dates for beginning & lower School Applicants
December 15, 2022: Last day for 50% discount $75 application fee (Early Eagle Discount). Waived for re-applicants.
January 19, 2023: Application deadline for Beginning & Lower School (preschool to 5th grade) for 2023-24 academic year.
January 19, 2023: Financial Assistance deadline. If a family has children in different divisions, financial assistance applications should be submitted with the earliest admission application deadline. 
January 28, 2023: Visit & Play Day for applicants to Preschool & Kindergarten
January 31, 2023: Visit Day for applicants to grades 3-5
February 1, 2023: Visit Day for applicants to grades 1-2
March 10, 2023: Admission and financial assistance decisions delivered.
March 22, 2023: Signed enrollment agreement & deposit deadline.

Application Checklists

We’ve created specific checklists for families as the requirements are slightly different for different ages. Note: These checklists reflect the regular admission timeline.

Have Questions?

Contact Zoë Edelen Hare
Director of Beginning & Lower School Enrollment
edelenharez@catlin.edu
(503) 297-1894 ext.5056

Fee Waiver

To request a need-based application fee waiver, please complete the fee waiver request form.

Request A Waiver

Beginning and
Lower School
Quick Facts &
Example Schedules

Preschool (PDF)

Kindergarten (PDF)

Grades 1-5 (PDF)