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LOWER SCHOOL

APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLYING TO KINDERGARDEN

The Blue Oak School’s kindergarten is a close and supportive class community where the imagination and curiosity of our youngest students are nurtured. Our Kindergarten program serves entering children who turn five by September 1 of the year they will begin at Blue Oak.

The kindergarten day balances whole-group, individualized, structured, and self-directed activities that allow children to practice collaboration, independence, negotiation skills, and choice-making.

Step 1: Schedule a Visit to our school.

SCHEDULE A VISIT

You may schedule an individual visit, join a group tour or attend an Open House. Open houses are offered outside of regular school hours.

They are designed to provide a more in-depth look at progressive education, our program, and community. During this event, you will hear from our Head of School, visit teachers in their classrooms, meet current parents, and hear from our students and alums.

School tours are given during the school day and are an opportunity to see our classrooms in action. Tours last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and are intended for adults. Reservations are required.

 

School tours are given during the school day and are an opportunity to see our classrooms in action. Tours last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and are intended for adults. Reservations are required.

Please email Meredith Wilson to register for one of the following tours. Dates to follow shortly.

Step 2: Fill out our Online Application at TADS.

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Complete the Blue Oak Application for Admission and return it with a $75 application fee.

If interested in Tuition Index program, please fill out the application, which can also be found on TADS.

Step 3: Request a letter of recommendation

If your child is currently enrolled in a preschool program, request a teacher letter of recommendation from your child’s primary teacher. A recommendation form is included in the application.

Step 4: Individual Assessment

Upon receipt of the application, the school will schedule an individual assessment with our Kindergarten teacher. Individual assessments are held after school hours on selected days beginning in November.

Application Process Questions

If you would like to discuss the application process, please email Meredith Wilson, Director of Admissions or call 707.261.4522

The TADS website is www.tads.com.

APPLYING TO GRADES 1 – 5

Blue Oak has limited spaces available in Grades 1 – 5. Families interested in a space in these grades should schedule a personal visit to determine if there will be space available in the grade desired.

To schedule a tour or for more information, email Meredith Wilson , Director of Admissions or call 707.261.4522

Step 1: Schedule a Visit to our school.

SCHEDULE A VISIT

We strongly encourage individual visits for families interested in joining Blue Oak in grades 1 – 5.

Step 2: Complete the Application

Complete the Blue Oak Application for Admission and return it with a $75 application fee.

Step 3: Request a letter of recommendation and a copy of your child’s school records.

Teacher recommendation form is included in the application.

A copy of your child’s school records should also be requested and sent to the admissions office.

Step 4: Attend a Class Visit

Upon receipt of the application, the school will schedule a class visit for the student. Class visits are a full-day visit (8:00 – 3:00) and provide an opportunity for us to conduct a short assessment of the child’s academic strengths while watching them interact in the classroom with their peers.