Beginning and Lower School

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Please note the application deadlines to apply for 2019-20 have passed. We will begin the application process for 2020-21 on September 3, 2019.

Beginning & Lower School Key Facts

226 Students

One preschool class of 20 students; two Kindergarten classes of 19 students; two homeroom classes, grades 1-5

Specialist Teachers

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in woodshop, music, story craft, languages, science, art, PE & wellness, technology and library

Conferences

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Three parent/guardian & teacher conferences each year. Learning Celebrations at the end of the year.

Learning Spaces

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Large homerooms with distinct areas for varied learning activities, a kitchen, covered outdoor spaces, dedicated art studios, wood shop, music classroom, library

Before & After School Program

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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.

Support Staff

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A counselor, literacy specialist, math specialist, learning specialist, and an educational technology coordinator

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How to Apply

Please review the application items below for preschool-5th grade. All items are required unless otherwise noted.

Campus Tour

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.

Online Application

  • Questions for Parents/Guardians
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • School Records (required for applicants to grades 1-5 only)

Student Visit

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.

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Age Requirements

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

Fee Waiver

To request an application fee waiver, please complete the fee waiver request form

Request A Waiver

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Beginning & Lower School Academics

Students are engaged in wondering, investigating, hypothesizing, building understandings, and developing academic skills in service to their intellectual endeavors.

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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
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