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.

Preschool-5th Grade Application Update

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are closed. We will start taking applications for the 2024-25 school year in the fall of 2023.

Key dates for 2023-24 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: Beginning & Lower School (preschool to 5th grade) priority application deadline
January 19, 2023: Financial Assistance deadline for priority admission consideration
January 28, 2023: Visit & Play Day for applicants to Preschool & Kindergarten
February 1, 2023: Visit Day for applicants to grades 1-5 (This is a change for grades 3-5)
March 10, 2023: Admission and financial assistance decisions delivered
March 22, 2023: Signed enrollment agreement & deposit deadline
June 1, 2023: Beginning & Lower School (preschool to 5th grade) application deadline for applications to the wait pool

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
(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)