Apply to Beginning and Lower School

four preschoolers sitting on blue dog statue outdoors
Catlin Gabel Mandarain teacher Guimin Tang answering fifth grade student's question on worksheet
three 4th graders working together on math problem in workbook
3rd graders on oregon beach studying tidepools
preschooler writing with chalk on chalkboard

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 19, 2024: Last day for 50% discount on $75 application fee (Early Eagle Discount). Waived for re-applicants
January 21, 2025: Beginning & Lower School (preschool to grade 5) priority application deadline
January 21, 2025: Financial Assistance deadline for priority admission consideration
January 25, 2025: Visit & Play Day for applicants to preschool, kindergarten, and grade 1
February 1, 2025: Visit Day for applicants to grades 2-5
March 7, 2025: Admission and financial assistance decisions delivered
March 19, 2025: 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.

Learn More About the Beginning & Lower School