Admissions Process & Deadlines
December 16: Early Re-enrollment Deadline for current students.
January 31: New Student Applications Due and Tuition Assistance Deadline
March 1: Admission decisions and Tuition Assistance Awards mailed
*Enrollment is secured by returning a signed enrollment agreement and paying a non-refundable $600 tuition deposit.
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 School & Classroom Tour
All families are asked to tour our school to learn more about our curriculum and philosophies. This will give you the chance to meet some of the faculty, observe the students and ask any further questions you might have. Contact the Admissions director to schedule a tour; they are offered year-round by appointment.
Step 2: Complete Student Application & Related Forms
Application: Please complete and return your application with the $35 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, 2017 in order to be considered in the first round of acceptances. Applications received after this deadline will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.
Teacher Recommendation: 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-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 Director of Admissions. 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 the application.
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.
Admission: 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’ 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.