Admissions

Slate School's admissions process is family-focused and highly personalized. Slate School provides a fair and competitive admissions process.

The admissions application is now available for the entering classes of Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 2. Additionally, to receive updates about the 2019-2020 admissions cycle and events, please connect with us on this form.

Slate School has two application rounds:

  • Round 1 written applications are due by November 30. Round 1 applicants will proceed through the application steps immediately thereafter, and admissions decisions are sent by January. Those accepted will concurrently receive financial aid packages by January.

  • Round 2 written applications are due by January 15. Round 2 applicants will proceed through the application steps, and admissions decisions are sent by March. Those accepted will concurrently receive financial aid packages by March.

It is anticipated that many of the student spots in the limited-capacity class may become filled during Round 1. Those who are interested in applying to Slate School are therefore encouraged to apply during Round 1.

Each admitted applicant’s place in the limited-capacity class is held for three weeks after admission. An enrollment contract and deposit are thereafter due in order to permanently hold a place in the class. If the enrollment contract and deposit are not received, the applicant’s space cannot be held, and it is possible that another applicant may be accepted who would fill the limited-capacity class. The applicant’s space in the class will be held upon receipt of the enrollment contract and deposit.

Application Steps

  1. Apply by submitting the online application and $25 application fee.

  2. Upon review of the written application and recommendation, select parents are invited for an interview and discussion.

  3. Select student applicants are thereafter selected to participate in a Slate Saturday session, which is a 90-minute session on a Saturday morning which includes a morning meeting with a teacher, followed by an academic group activity, as well as free play with peer applicants.

  4. Select students are thereafter invited for a 90-minute session on a weekday morning, from 8:30-10:00am, for a one-on-one activity with a teacher, followed by participation in a current Slate School class of students.

  5. Those applying for financial aid should be sure to submit the FACTS financial aid application concurrently with their student application.

Age Requirements for 2019-2020

  • Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 30, 2019

  • Grade 1: 6 years old by September 30, 2019

  • Grade 2: 7 years old by September 30, 2019

Exceptions may be made for student applicants who have a birthdate that is close to September 30.

Non-Discrimination Policy

In administering its affairs, Slate School shall stand firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of staff, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School shall be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation, and it believes that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.