Journeys School

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Admissions Process & Deadlines

For NEW Families:

November 15: Journeys School Open House! 5:30pm, all grade levels.

January 31: Admissions application deadline for Pre-K through12. Applications submitted after January 31 will be considered on a space available basis.

January 31: Tuition Assistance application deadline for students entering grades K-12.

March 1: Applicants are notified of Admissions and Tuition Assistance decisions.

March 21: Enrollment deadline for accepted students.

Enrollment is secured by returning a signed enrollment agreement and paying a 10% tuition deposit.

For RETURNING Families:

November 17: Rising 9th grade Merit Scholarship Applications due

November 17: Tuition Assistance applications for rising 9th grade students due if opting to re-enroll early.

December 8: Rising 9th grade Merit Scholarship Decisions made

January 31: Tuition Assistance Applications due for all returning families

January 31: Re-enrollment deadline; signed enrollment agreement and 10% deposit due.

Application Process

Take your first step in becoming a part of the Journeys School community. Follow the steps below to complete your admissions application.

Step 1: Schedule a Campus/Classroom Tour

On a campus tour, you will be able to see students and faculty in action. The Director of Admissions will be able to answer all your questions about academics and student life. Contact the Admissions Office to schedule a tour. Tours are offered year-round by appointment. Campus tours during school holidays are also possible by appointment.

Step 2: Complete Application and Related Forms

Application: Complete and return an application with $50 non-refundable fee to Journeys School which begins the admissions process. If this application fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Warren Samuels, Director of Admissions to request a fee waiver.

Application deadline: January 31. Applications submitted after this date will be considered as space allows.

Teacher Recommendations: Applicants and/or parent(s) should fill out the top of these forms and then give the forms to the designated individual. The designated individual should submit the completed form directly to Journeys School by mail, email or confidential fax.

  • Grades K – 5: One current teacher recommendation (optional for Kindergarten applicants)
  • Grades 4 – 12: Most recent school standardized assessment (PSAT, SSAT, PAWS, ERB, ISATS, etc.)
  • Grades 4 – 12: Most recent school assessment (transcript or report card)
  • Grades 6 – 12: Two current teacher recommendations (one English teacher and one additional teacher)
  • Grades 6 – 12: Student writing sample (graded paper recently submitted for English/Social Studies class)

Click here to begin your application

Step 3: Schedule Classroom Visit and Family Interview

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants will complete a partial day classroom visit. Grades 1-12 applicants will complete a full day classroom visit. That same day, the applicant and family will attend an interview with the Director of Admissions and a faculty member from the applicant’s grade level. During the family interview, applicants for grades 6-12 will be asked to respond in writing to a question posed by the interview team. If you live a great distance from Journeys School, you have the option of interviewing via Skype video. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information. Classroom visits and family interviews need to be completed by February 23.

Supplemental Information for Applicants Who Are Non-Native English Speakers:

International applicants to Journeys High School must demonstrate English proficiency if they are a non-native speaker.

Journeys School accepts the TOEFL test as a measure of English proficiency. Please register for this test and have the results sent to Journeys School. Journeys School requires a minimum score of 75.

Step 4: Tuition Assistance

If you are interested in applying, visit the tuition assistance section of our website. The deadline to submit your tuition assistance request form is January 31.

Step 5: Decisions

Applicants will be notified of their admissions decisions by February 27, 2017. Mid-year enrollments are also possible on a space-available basis. If there are more qualified applicants than there are openings in a particular grade, it is possible that qualified applicants may be offered places in our wait pool.

The holistic application review process at Journeys School assesses applicants on their full range of academic and personal potential and achievements. Considerations include: available space and the makeup of the particular grade level; previous student performance, effort, ability, community involvement and attendance; whether the Journeys School has an appropriate program to meet the student’s needs; and parent support of the Journeys School program, philosophy, mission and its faculty/administration. No single factor leads to accepting the students or excluding the student from admissions.

Siblings of current students and children with a Teton Science Schools relationship are given special consideration in the admission process but are not guaranteed enrollment.

Rolling Admissions: 

After the admissions deadline, admissions and tuition assistance decisions are made on a rolling basis depending on space and availability.


Journeys School of Teton Science Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its admission or educational policies, tuition assistance program, or other school-administered programs.

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