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

Applications are currently being accepted for the entering classes of Kindergarten and Grade 1. Slate School is accepting applications on a rolling basis, depending on availability. Highly qualified applicants are therefore accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The available positions are expected to fill quickly, and we therefore suggest that you apply as soon as possible.

Application Steps

  1. Apply by submitting the online application and $25 application fee. 
  2. The written application is reviewed, and select applicants are invited to submit a confidential recommendation form from a prior or current teacher or instructor.
  3. Upon review of the written application and recommendation, select parents are invited for an interview and discussion with a Director and Teacher shortly after the written application is received. Applications are reviewed as they are received, and Parent Interviews are scheduled on a rolling basis. 
  4. Student applicants are thereafter selected to participate in a Saturday Play Day session, which is a 90-minute session which includes a morning meeting with a teacher, followed by an academic group activity as well as free play with peer applicants.
  5. Those applying for financial aid should be sure to submit the FACTS financial aid application concurrently with their student application.

Age Requirements for 2018-2019

  • Kindergarten: 5 years old by September 30, 2018
  • Grade 1: 6 years old by September 30, 2018
  • Grade 2: 7 years old by September 30, 2018

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.