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, Grade 2, and Grade 3. Additionally, to receive admissions updates, please connect with us on this form.

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. All legal guardians are required to attend this conversation.

  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 2020-2021

  • Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 30, 2020

  • Grade 1: 6 years old by September 30, 2020

  • Grade 2: 7 years old by September 30, 2020

  • Grade 3: 8 years old by September 30, 2020

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.