Below is our general timeline for the application process. Please always feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!
SCHOOL TOURS: Please contact Adrienne Rusbarsky, Director of Admissions, any time of the year to receive a personal tour of The College School. The tour provides a good overall view of our school. During peak admissions months, from October though January, we offer personal as well as a sequence of group tours (Admissions Coffees) on designated Friday mornings to enable us to accommodate the many requests we receive.
September - Early February
FALL OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, November 3, 9 AM to Noon. Stop by the school during Open House to see classrooms and meet teachers, parents, administrators and students at The College School. The best part of Open House is that it's a high access event...you can speak to many people in the community who can answer your questions personally. No RSVP needed.
WINTER CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSE FOR AGES 2-8: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10 AM-Noon: This event is designed to entertain children ages 2-8 and help prospective parents more directly engage in the school environment. Children have the opportunity to explore a number of "activity stations" in different spaces around the school, such as the teaching kitchen, greenhouse, etc. The event concludes with a delightful play for all to enjoy in our Theater. No RSVP needed.
ADMISSIONS COFFEES: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. on 10/19, 10/26, 11/9, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, and 2/8. We gather in our Commons space for an information session plus a tour of the school. Please RSVP to 314-962-9355, ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org for one of our Coffees. Check our Admissions Calendar for the next coffee date.
PERSONAL TOURS: Personal tours are accommodated upon request. Please contact Adrienne at 314-962-9355, ext. 111 or email@example.com to schedule a date and time. Typically, personal tours are given on weekday mornings.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The main cycle application deadline for the 2013-14 school year is Friday, February 8, 2013. We can accept some late applications as part of the main admissions cycle. Please call or e-mail if you need more time to submit your application. After the main cycle, we move to rolling admissions for the upcoming school year.
FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE: The priority deadline for financial aid applications is the end of February. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. We continue to accept financial aid applications beyond this deadline until all funds are allocated. If you have any questions, please contact Kelcie Bartley, Diversity Coordinator, at 314-962-9355, ext. 129 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Marc Langhauser, Business Manager, at 314-962-9355, ext. 116 or email@example.com.
Applicants visit in classrooms. Preschool, kindergarten and first grade applicants visit for an hour in a small group with classroom teachers on a weekday afternoon in February or early March. Second through eighth grade applicants visit for a full school day in their current grade. Middle School applicants meet with a core Middle School teacher during their visit day for an informal conversational interview.
First round of decision letters mailed
First round of enrollment decisions due
Although our official deadline has passed, we continue to accept applications year-round for classrooms that have openings. In a typical admissions year, some classes fill in April, but some do not. In addition, because of employment changes or other circumstances, openings do occur through August.
Each year, we do accept a small number of mid-year applicants on a space-available basis. In all grades, we're seeking students who are a good fit with our program. Please contact Adrienne Rusbarsky, Director of Admissions, at 314-962-9355, ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in applying or just want additional information.
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