Admissions Process & Deadlines
December 1: Re-enrollment agreements sent to all current families
December 15: Signed 2018-19 enrollment agreements and 10% deposit* due for early tuition
January 31: Signed 2018-19 enrollment agreements and 10% deposit* due for standard tuition
Tuition assistance application due
March 1: Tuition assistance awards distributed
March 21: Signed tuition assistance enrollment agreement and 10% deposit* due
January 31: New student applications due
Tuition assistance application due
March 1: Admissions decisions and tuition assistance awards distributed
March 21: New student signed enrollment agreements and 10% tuition deposit* due
Tuition assistance award acceptances due
*Please note that tuition deposits are nonrefundable.
In order for your child to become an applicant, please follow the steps below to complete your admissions application. The admissions process, including school visits, begins in the fall one year prior to the application school year.
Step 1: Schedule a Tour
Contact the Admissions Coordinator to schedule a tour; they are offered year-round by appointment.
Step 2: Complete Student Application & Related Forms
Application: Please complete your application ONLINE and pay the $40 non-refundable application fee. TVCS does not accept students on a first-come basis; however, the earlier you submit an application the greater the likelihood your application will be considered.
Application Deadline: January 31 in order to be considered in the first round of acceptances. Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.
Student Evaluation: A student evaluation is required for 1st through 8th grade applicants. Please provide your child’s current teacher with the evaluation form and have him/her return it to TVCS as soon as possible after the application has been submitted. These evaluations are kept confidential. Evaluations are optional for students applying for kindergarten.
School Records: Parents of students in grades 1-8 should submit the following records to TVCS along with the application.
• Most recent school report card or transcript
• Most recent school standardized assessments
Step 3: Schedule a Student Visit & Admissions Interview
Pre-Kindergarten applicants will complete a one to two hour classroom visit with their parent in attendance. Kindergarten applicants will complete a partial day classroom visit. Grades 1-8 applicants will complete a full day classroom visit.
The applicant and family will also attend an interview with the Admissions Coordinator. For Pre-K applicants, the interview will be with the parents only. This is a required step in the application process and must be completed before TVCS will consider accepting a student. This is typically scheduled for the same day as the student’s classroom visit.
Step 4: Complete Tuition Assistance Application (optional)
Tuition Assistance: If your family is interested in applying for tuition assistance, please fill out an application for the Tuition Assistance Program. Tuition assistance is available for K-8th grade.
The holistic application review process at TVCS assesses applicants on their full range of academic and personal achievements. Considerations include: available space and the makeup of the particular grade level; previous student performance, effort, ability; whether TVCS has an appropriate program to meet the student’s needs; and parent support of TVCS’s 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 TSS relationship are given special consideration in the admission process but are not guaranteed enrollment.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
Teton Valley Community 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.