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Choosing a school for your child can be a complex process. We want to answer your questions about our program and enrollment process. Our admissions process is simple:

First: Take a tour! We invite you to visit The Children’s School to observe progressive education in action. Contact us to schedule a personal tour or attend one of our monthly First Friday open houses.  Spring 2017 Open House dates include April 7 and May 5, with more to be scheduled this fall.  We find this tour answers many questions and initiates new ones, so ask away! Our aim is to make placements that are a good match for the child, the family, and the school.

Second: Submit an application.  The 2017-2018 application should be submitted with the $75 application fee. We'll also ask permission to talk with your child's current care provider / teacher.  This application is shared with the Admissions Committee.

Third: Have a conversation with our Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Christy Martin. We find this conversation helpful in answering remaining questions parents have as well as understanding the needs and goals for your child before enrollment decisions are made.

The Children’s School welcomes and celebrates all aspects of diversity, including differences in ability, interests, needs, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual identity, and socioeconomic status.

 
"...students learn best when they can immerse themselves in hands on work, and that the best learning involves genuine discovery rather than the mere ferreting out of information already hidden away in the teacher's brain."
Bruce G. Hammond

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