Our Process (Checklist)

Our admissions process is thorough and personalized, allowing us to build meaningful relationships with each family and understand every student's unique potential. Our goal is to support the educational journey of all children in our community, offering tuition assistance that prioritizes accessibility over achievement. At the Lab School, we embrace the philosophy that 'every child is a learner.'

1. Inquire

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

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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. 

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3. Student Assessment (Shadowing)

After you complete the application process, we will contact you to set up shadowing and assessment for incoming 1st through 8th grade students (Monday through Thursday).
Note: Incoming PreK and Kindergarten students will be assessed during parent visit. 

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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.

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5. Acceptance

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

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Please Note: Students who are admitted will experience a 9-week probationary period when staff will more fully asses each student's academic, social, and emotional ability to effectively function within the established learning environment. In the unlikely event that the environment is not a good fit for the student, it may be necessary for the school to release the student and refund tuition.

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.

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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

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