Our Process (Checklist)

1. Inquire

Are you interested in learning more? Click here to provide us with details and let's get the ball rolling!

What to expect:

  • 2-3 minutes to provide basic information through an online form

  • A follow-up email inviting you to schedule a tour.

2. Apply

If you've already toured or know enough about the Lab School that you'd like to start the application process then simply click here to begin.

What to expect:

  • Application fee of $50

  • Copies of previous school records including any educational or diagnostic testing, standardized tests, transcripts, and report cards from the last two years (does not apply to Preschool and Kindergarten applicants)

  • Copy of the birth certificate

  • Copy of immunization records

  • Home School Transcript form (if applicable)

3. Student Assessment (Shadowing)

After completing the application process we will contact you to setup shadowing and testing day (Mon-Thur).

What the student should expect:

  • 8:30 am - Arrive at school and meet the assigned Lab School student to Shadow for the day

  • 11:30 am - Meet with the shadow student and Principal to discuss your visit

  • 11:45 am - Break time before testing

  • 12:00 pm - 20-30 minute wide-range assessment (Reading, Comprehension, Spelling, and Math)

4. Parent Visit

A parent appointment will be arranged with the school on the same day the student shadows (Mon-Thur). This is a time to answer questions you might have, determine the school’s ability to meet the needs of your student, and assess philosophical compatibility.

What the parent should expect:

  • 12:00 pm - 20-30 minute meeting with the Director and Guiding Teacher

5. Acceptance

Once you have completed application, student testing, and the parent interview, our admissions committee will meet to consider your application.

What to expect:

  • Our admissions committee meets every two weeks during the school year to review applicants.

  • Acceptance or non-acceptance will be communicated to all families in a timely manner.

  • Admission is not guaranteed.

6. Enrollment

The re-enrollment deadline for current students occurs in February. Spaces become available to new students following the re-enrollment deadline. If your child has been accepted and if space is available, an enrollment contract will be emailed to you. After March, applications are accepted and applicants are placed as space becomes available.

What to expect:

  • Enrollment fee of $350

  • Before and After Care Enrollment form (if applicable)

7. Grant & Aid Awarded

Application for financial grants and aid are made through a non-bias third party, FACTS. Applications are due by April 15 of the year for which application is being made. Applicants can apply online by clicking the FACTS link here.

What to expect:

  • $35 Application fee

  • Copies of your Federal tax forms including all supporting tax schedules.

  • Copies of supporting documentation (when applicable) for:

    • Social Security Income, Welfare, Child Support, Food Stamps, Workers’ Compensation, and TANF.

  • All supporting documentation can be uploaded in pdf or jpeg format online.

  • Families are notified of the financial aid award amount in June.