Admissions Process & Deadlines
For NEW Families:
October 13: Journeys School Pre-K Open House! 9-11 a.m.
November 7: Journeys School Open House! 5:30 p.m., 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: Flexible Tuition deadline for students entering grades K-12.
March 1: Applicants are notified of Admissions and Flexible Tuition decisions.
March 15: 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
December 8: Rising 9th grade Merit Scholarship Decisions made
January 31: Flexible Tuition (formerly Tuition Assistance) Applications due for all returning families
January 31: Re-enrollment deadline; signed enrollment agreement and 10% deposit due.
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 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 an admissions application to Journeys School which begins the admissions process.
Application deadline: January 31. Applications submitted after this date will be considered as space allows.
Teacher Evalutions: 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)
Step 3: Schedule Classroom Visit and Family Interview
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 a member of the enrollment team and a faculty member from the applicant’s grade level. During the family interview, applicants for grades 4-12 will be asked to respond to a writing prompt (a fun one though!). If you live a great distance from Journeys School, you have the option of interviewing via Zoom Meeting. 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: Flexible Tuition
If you are interested in applying, visit the Making Journeys School Affordable section of our website. The deadline to submit your Flexible Tuition Application is January 31.
Step 5: Decisions
Applicants will be notified of their admissions decisions by March 1, 2019. 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.
After the admissions deadline, admissions and flexible tuition decisions are made on a rolling basis depending on space and availability.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
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.