Beginning and Lower School
The deadline for Beginning and Lower School applications for fall 2020 admission has passed.
Thank you for your interest in Catlin Gabel! We are currently full for the fall of 2020, however, we welcome an application to the wait pool at this time. Please reach out to Zoe Edelen Hare, Director of Beginning and Lower School Enrollment, at email@example.com for more information. Thank you!
One preschool class of 20 students; two Kindergarten classes of 19 students; two homeroom classes in each grade 1-5
in woodshop, music, story craft, languages, science, art, PE & wellness, technology and library
Three parent/guardian & teacher conferences each year. Learning Celebrations at the end of the year.
Large homerooms with distinct areas for varied learning activities, a kitchen, covered outdoor spaces, dedicated art studios, wood shop, music classroom, library
Before school care begins at 7:15 a.m. daily (included in tuition). After school program goes until 6 p.m. each day. Enrichment classes offered for Lower School students throughout the year.
A counselor, literacy specialist, math specialist, learning specialist, and an educational technology coordinator
How to Apply
Please review the application items below for preschool-5th grade. All items are required unless otherwise noted.
A tour of the campus including classroom observations and a conversation with an admission officer. To avoid disruption to our current students, we ask that these tours be attended by adults only. Registration available via the admission portal September through early February.
Tours are required for all applicants to preschool & kindergarten.
Tours are optional for applicants to grades 1-5 through the application deadline. If your child is then invited to participate in a student visit, a tour and conversation will be required.
Please note that tours offered in the fall, through December, will be limited to two families. Tours offered in January will be larger group tours. Please sign up early to secure a tour before the application deadline of January 21, 2020.
- Questions for Parents/Guardians
- Teacher Evaluation
- School Records (required for applicants to grades 1-5 only)
All applicants to preschool & kindergarten who have completed the application for admission by the deadline will be invited to participate in a student visit.
Selected applicants to grades 1-5 who have completed the application for admission by the deadline will be invited to participate in a student visit.
Visit dates for all grades are listed below, please mark your calendars.
To request a need-based application fee waiver, please complete the fee waiver request form
*Re-applicants: Applicants who applied to the Lower School for 2019-20 and are reapplying to the Lower School for 2020-21, will have their application fee waived.
Contact Zoë Edelen Hare: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that by September 1 of the school year to which you are applying:
- Preschool applicants must be at least 4
- Kindergarten applicants must be at least 5
Beginning & Lower School Academics
Students are engaged in wondering, investigating, hypothesizing, building understandings, and developing academic skills in service to their intellectual endeavors.
|KEY ADMISSION DATES|
|December 19, 2019: Last day for the Early Eagle Application Discount - apply by Dec 19 for a $25 discount off the $75 application fee|
|January 21, 2020: Application deadline|
|February 1, 2020: Visit day for all applicants to kindergarten|
|February 3, 2020: Visit day for selected applicants to grade 5|
|February 4, 2020: Visit day for selected applicants to grade 2|
|February 5, 2020: Visit day for selected applicants to grade 3|
|February 6, 2020: Visit day for selected applicants to grade 4|
|February 7, 2020: Visit day for selected applicants to grade 1|
|February 7, 2020: Financial assistance application deadline|
|February 8, 2020: Visit day for all applicants to preschool|
|March 6, 2020: Admission & financial assistance decisions delivered|
|March 18, 2020: Signed enrollment agreements & deposits due|