The New Village School admissions process is lengthy and purposeful. It will provide you with many opportunities to have questions addressed and will give everyone involved plenty of time to learn more about one another. If you have any questions during the process, please don't hesitate to reach out to Alexis Cohen, M.A. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-289-0889.
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STEPS WE TAKE
After a parent has expressed interest in the New Village School, they can expect the following events to take place:
INTERESTED? Parents/guardians interested in learning more about New Village School are encouraged to attend an Open House and a School Tour and, so we get to better know you, complete a short inquiry form. Click here to submit an inquiry.
APPLY. You will need to submit an application and send us your application fee. We will also need a student evaluation from your child’s current teacher. Here’s how to do so. a.) The interested family will complete an online application or email a request for a PDF version to print out at home (which you will then scan and email back or send via snail mail). b.) In addition, all parents, will need to request a PDF of either a Student Evaluation Form for K-1st Grade or a Student Evaluation Form for Grades 2-8, print it, and hand it to one of your child's current teachers with a stamped and addressed envelope to our school. To receive the form you need, email Alexis Cohen, M.A., our Director of Admissions: email@example.com. c.) The $75 application fee, per student, should be sent in the mail after the application is submitted. (Sorry, we do not accept payment for applications online.)
Helpful and important details: Click here to complete your application. The priority admissions application due date for the 2020-2021 school year is Friday, January 24, 2020 by midnight. For all high school applicants, please email Meinir Davies, co-leader of our Teaching Team, to discuss details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADMISSIONS, STEP ONE. Once we receive your application and fee, we will be in touch to set up a time for a member of the Teaching Team to meet with both you and your child in an age-appropriate conversational exchange. Please note, we have a particularly lengthy and unhurried admissions process, which is thoughtful and deliberate so we can get to know you and you can get to know us.
ADMISSIONS, STEP TWO. If the school chooses to continue, the admissions office will schedule three consecutive (3) visiting days for your child in the classroom. This step is not required for children entering Kindergarten or 1st grade, unless determined by the Teaching Team.
ADMISSIONS, STEP THREE. If school chooses to continue, we will be in touch to set up a parent-to-parent meeting with the admissions team (i.e., one or two current parents). You will meet to have a 45-minute informal conversation. This is a good opportunity to bring questions you might have.
KEY DATES. As part of the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area, families applying for the 2020-2021 school year will be notified of our admissions decision on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at noon for our two-year Kindergarten and Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at noon for Grades 1-8. New enrollment agreements and deposits are due Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. for Kindergarten and Thursday, March 26, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. for Grades 1-8.
LATE APPLICANTS: If your family is applying after the initial admissions decisions have been made, or for a mid-year entry, applicants will be kept in the loop and notified after our Teaching Team convenes after the family has participated in the admissions process. (If you are a late applicant during our breaks, including summer, please understand we will be in touch with you when school resumes.)
SCHOOL TOURS + OPEN HOUSES
The first step to learning more about the New Village School is to come and visit us at a School Tour and Open House. Our School Tours are on Fridays and provide an opportunity to see the school in action. This is a unique learning environment and is best experienced in-person. Our Open Houses are held on Saturdays during which you will learn about our philosophy while meeting our teaching team. Please RSVP by emailing Alexis Cohen, M.A. at email@example.com.
Tours are Fridays from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
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October 25, 2019
November 15, 2019
December 13, 2019
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Open Houses are Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
October 26, 2019
January 11, 2020
This application is just one step in the process to get to know your child and your family. At the New Village School, we believe that all of the adults in a child’s life are the “teachers.” The relationships we all establish – parents, teachers and children – are an important part in setting the tone for the child’s learning experience. The information you provide will help us embark on this path.
TUITION, GRADES AVAILABLE + POLICY
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for 2018-2019 academic year was $17,450. Tuition for 2019-2020 will be $18,325. We know that families with multiple children appreciate a sibling discount. After paying full tuition for the oldest child, the New Village School extends a 10% sibling discount.
Should you need to address questions around tuition and other costs of the school, please email Meinir Davies, our head of school, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are fully enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. However, circumstances sometimes change and openings become available. Therefore, we offer a rolling admissions process. Please inquire about room in our classes. We offer a one and two-year Kindergarten program. We would like children to be 4 years, 6 months old by June 1 before the fall admission to be considered for our Kindergarten. We have found that children who will be turning 7 sometime during the school year are best able to fully experience and enjoy 1st Grade.
As part of our commitment to social justice, we actively seek and celebrate a diverse range of students and staff. The New Village School welcomes all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, family structure, national or ethnic origin or religion.
When are applications due?
Priority applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due by Friday, January 24, 2020 by midnight. For mid-year admits, the New Village School has a rolling admissions policy and will accept applications at any time during the school year for consideration for our wait list.
For what grades are you accepting applications?
Presently, our grades are fully enrolled. Each year, most of our openings are for the younger children in our two-year Kindergarten. Yet, from time to time, we do get openings in specific grades. Please inquire for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year by emailing Alexis Cohen, M.A. at email@example.com.
When will we be notified of our admission decision?
In line with the Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area, our decision letters will be sent in mid-March. If applying after the priority application deadline, or for a mid-year entry, you will be notified within one week from completing the Admissions Process. As a ISSFBA member school, New Village observes "quiet week" for the week prior to the enrollment deadline. During this time, schools agree not to initiate contact with families, but rather to allow parents to focus on the decision-making process. You are of course welcome to reach out to us at any time.
Is there a school uniform?
No. But cleanliness, neatness, and simplicity are the objectives of the dress code.
What are the hours for the school day?
School hours are 8:30 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Is there aftercare?
Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Read more about aftercare, which we lovingly call Tea Time, here.