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Admissions Process

Free Union Country School welcomes the application of any child whose needs can be met by the School and its teaching staff. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

Interested families are encouraged to schedule a visit to Free Union Country School. During that visit they are welcome to spend time in all classes, preschool through fifth grade. They will have an appointment with the Admissions Team (), to discuss the School’s educational philosophy and practices, the parents’ goals for their child, and questions the parents may have about the School. Families will receive at that time or prior to their visit the following: School brochure, mission, philosophy, application, and tuition rate schedule.

If after visiting the school the family decides to pursue enrollment, the following takes place:

  1. Parents submit a completed application form and fee.

  2. A student visit is scheduled in the appropriate classroom, or in lieu of a classroom visit a teacher  interview.

  3. During the student's visit, he or she will meet with the admissions coordinator for a brief student evaluation.

  4. Tuition assistance information is made available if requested.

  5. The Admissions Committee takes the application under advisement and gathers information intended to make a decision in the best interest of the child(ren) and school. Previous school records, a teacher recommendation form, a parent questionnaire, results of admissions tests, input from staff observation, and any other available educational/psychological testing may be requested.

Upon the school’s acceptance of your child for admission, families will then complete the registration process by filling out and submitting a registration form, signing and submitting the Enrollment Agreement with the appropriate tuition deposit, as well as submitting a copy of the student’s birth certificate and the health form noting immunizations, which must be signed and dated by a physician.

Timing:

Free Union Country School has a rolling admissions policy. If a class has an opening at any time throughout the school year, application may be made.

Contracts are given to families with children currently enrolled in the school in January of the current year. Those families are given a deadline for returning the contract in late January or early February. At that time, class enrollment figures are assessed and enrollment is open to the larger community where space is available.

Families new to the school and interested in enrollment usually begin the process in late fall. They are informed of class openings following the deadline for current students.

Free Union Country School welcomes the application of any child whose needs can be met by the school and its teaching staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in its staffing, admissions, tuition assistance, educational policies, and extracurricular or other programs.