Step 1: Campus tour
If you would like to tour Oakridge's campus, please refer to the Upcoming Events calendar. If you prefer an individualized tour at a more convenient time, please make an appointment. A tour may occur at any time.
Step 2: Submit the Application form by clicking "Apply Online" and then entering your child's information. You may save your progress and login to this portal as often as necessary. When you click the "submit" button, you will be prompted to pay the non-refundable $75 processing fee by credit card.
Step 3: Admissions testing
Preschool-4th grade: Applicants to Preschool (age 3) through grade 4 incur a $100 testing fee. Contact the Admissions Office to register your child for testing. Applicants to Lower School test on one of several designated Saturday test dates, while applicants for Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, and Kindergarten test on their Visit Day.
Grades 5-12: Students testing for grades 5-12 can either contact the Admissions Office for testing, or select a group test date for the Independent School Entrance Examination (www.iseetest.org). The test fee for these grades is paid directly to ISEE.
Step 4: Day visit
The student's visit day is perhaps the most important step in the application process. It gives families a "day in the life" perspective. Contact the Admission Office to arrange this date.
Step 5: Recommendation forms and records are required of all applicants. If you have a copy of your child's report card and/or standardized testing, please forward this information as soon as possible, even if it is just a progress report. Official copies of all records will be required showing the successful completion of the program at the current school. The link below will take you to downloadable versions of the Recommendation forms.
Birth certificates, immunization records, and health forms
Applicants for Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, and first grade must submit a copy of their birth certificate. All students are required to submit health forms annually no later than August 1 of each school term.
Printed application materials--such as recommendation forms, grade reports, or immunization records--should be e-mailed or mailed to The Oakridge School, Attn. Admissions, 5900 West Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, Texas 76013.
Step 6: Interview
Once the student's application file is complete, the parent/guardian meets with the division head for the Early Childhood Center (PS-K) or Lower School (1-4); the parent/guardian and student meet with the division head for Middle (5-8), or Upper School (9-12). The Admissions Office arranges these meetings.
Selection of student
The Oakridge School selectively admits college-bound students. The final decision on admission to The Oakridge School is determined by the Admissions Committee's evaluation of several factors: the application form, previous school transcript(s), completed recommendation form(s), the entrance examination, the school visit, and the interview. The committee's decision is final.
The Oakridge School admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, creed, sex, or national and ethnic origin in school administered-programs.
Final Step: Enrollment
If your child is accepted and offered enrollment in a grade for the upcoming school year, you will be required to complete enrollment forms and a deposit of $500
to secure the student's spot. An additional International student fee of $1,000
is required at the same time as the enrollment deposit for students whose presence is contingent upon Oakridge's i-20 for a student VISA. This is an annual fee due at the time of enrollment for the upcoming school year.
Tuition policies and tuition schedule
The Board of Regents establishes the tuition policies and fees on an annual basis. See At a Glance for current tuition. Financial aid is available to students in grades 1-12.
Parents interested in applying for financial aid submit copies of their full tax return and submit the School and Student Service (SSS) form online at http://sss.nais.org/Pages/default.aspx/.