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

The priority application deadline for preschool-5th grade has passed. We now are accepting applications to the waitpool until April 6, 2023. Please contact Director of Beginning & Lower School Enrollment Zoë Edelen Hare to submit a waitpool application. Waitpool applicants may also apply for financial assistance by April 6, and decisions will be based on available funding.

 
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. Please note: Now accepting applications to the waitpool until April 6, 2023. Contact Zoe Edelen Hare to submit. You may also apply for financial assistance by April 6, and decisions will be based on available funding.
January 19, 2023: Financial Assistance deadline for priority admission consideration. Please note: Waitpool applicants may also apply for financial assistance by April 6, and decisions will be based on available funding.
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.
April 6, 2023: Deadline for applications to the waitpool for Beginning & Lower School for 2023-24 academic year.

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)