Preschool Admissions Steps

Preschool Admissions Steps

Interested parties are encouraged to tour the school and begin the application process. Applications are accepted at any time. For first-round consideration, families are encouraged to complete the admissions steps by the deadlines listed.

Step 1 – Tour of the school
One of the most important steps in choosing the right school for your child is visiting a variety of schools. We invite you to look, listen and ask questions.

Tours are offered Monday through Friday during regular school hours and given by appointment. To arrange your tour, please call us at (502) 425-6904 or email Jamie Paradis, Director of Admissions, at admissions@chanceschool.org.

Step 2 – Submit required paperwork
Required forms for students and parents are available in your tour packet and online for your convenience. Please submit them in a timely fashion so your child’s application is complete.  Applications for the upcoming school year are due on or before Dec. 12, for first-round consideration, and thereafter as parties are interested.

For each student:
Please submit paperwork with relevant information highlighting a child’s development.  Help us learn about your child, what abilities and interests a child has and what he or she needs going forward in a school setting.
1. Submit an Application for Admissions and a non-refundable, non-transferable $100 application fee.
2. Submit copies of any professional evaluations that your child has undergone to study special concerns: vision, speech, psychological, physical, medical, hearing, behavioral, attention.
3. Copies of school evaluations, such as recent report cards and standardized test scores, if they exist.

Upon the receipt of a complete file, a Chance representative may initiate one or more of these steps:

1. Interview an applicant’s teacher, with a parent’s signed permission on the Application for Admission
2. Observe an applicant at his/her current school

Step 3 – Secure your child’s enrollment
First-round enrollment decisions are announced on January 6, 2017, and thereafter as openings exist.  Once enrollment decisions are made, acceptance packets are mailed to accepted applicants with an acceptance letter, enrollment contract, tuition and fees, and financial aid information for the 2017-2018 school year.  You have typically two weeks from the date of your child’s acceptance to return the required paperwork and corresponding fees to secure your child’s enrollment at Virginia Chance School.

Take these steps according to the deadlines included in your acceptance letter per child:
1. Return the Enrollment Papers – Registration Form, Enrollment Contract and Student Profile for full-paying families or a Registration Form for families pursuing tuition assistance. The signed enrollment contract is binding as of June 1, at which time families are liable for the school year’s entire tuition.
2. Pay a Registration Fee per child according to your acceptance letter – approximately two weeks from date of acceptance: a non-refundable, non-transferable $800 registration fee for a full-pay family; a refundable $150 registration fee for a family completing the financial aid process.

Tuition payments begin on June 1.

Step 4 – Take next steps if applying for aid:
Chance School offers partial financial aid to those families whose children have been accepted in a five-day program and can demonstrate need for financial assistance. Priority is given at the elementary level to achieve full enrollment, gender balance, and diversity goals.  The Financial Aid Outline is distributed with acceptance packets. First applied, first considered- aid applicants meeting the first-round deadline of March 15  or prior will be included in decisions when maximum funding is available. A financial aid application received after this deadline is considered if funds are available. Financial aid decisions are rendered by May 1.

Tuition payments begin on June 1.