Application Process

Finding the right school "fit" is such an important part of helping your child find happiness and success. We believe that this process should be easy and enriching as we partner with you. This journey to find the school home for your child and family can start with these easy steps.

Step 1: Tour Campus

Schedule A Private Tour - You can schedule a private tour by clicking below and indicating the best time for you and your family.

Register for an Admissions Event for Students and Parents 
These events are designed to familiarize you with the school while giving you the opportunity to experience Oakridge first-hand. We have many ways to learn more about our school community. We hope you'll join us for one of the upcoming events. Come join us for an experience. We will have your child engaged and experiencing the Oakridge difference while we share more about our school with you.

Thurs., Oct. 6, 2016   Early Owl Admissions Kick-off   7:00-8:30pmFlavin Fine Arts Center
Tues., Oct. 18, 2016Admissions Arts Fair4:00-5:30 pm  Oakridge Campus
Sat., Jan. 21, 2017  Oakridge Maker Studio  9:30–11:00 am Oakridge Campus

Please make sure to RSVP for our Family events. There is limited space for each event and spaces fill fast.

Register for Admissions Coffee and Tour for Parents
Come join us for a casual social. You can enjoy some treats while meeting the Headmaster, Administrators, and see classes in action. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016Admissions Coffee for Parents 9:30-11:00 amInformation Center/Sky Bridge
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Admissions Coffee for Parents 9:30-11:00 amInformation Center/Sky Bridge

Step 2: Apply

Set up an Admissions Account. Once it is set up, you may save your progress and login to the online portal anytime to check back.

When clicking "submit," the $75 application fee is payable by credit card. 

February 1st: Recommended Deadline
After February 1st: Rolling admissions based on space availability

Step 3: Student "Shadow Visit" Day

  • A student's visit day is an important part of the admissions process. Prospective students will have the opportunity to "shadow" a student in their current grade level and experience, first-hand, the excitement and engagement of a school day.

Contact the Admissions Office to arrange a visit date. 

Step 4: Admissions testing

  • Admissions testing is specific to each division:
    • Preschool: Testing occurs on the same day as the student's classroom visit.
    • Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade: Testing occurs on the same day as the student's "shadow day"Pre-registration is required with AABL 24 hours prior to visit (We will send you an email invite).
    • Grades 2-12: Two ways to test:
      • Testing can be scheduled for the morning of student's "shadow day". 
      • Pre-registration is required with ISEE 24 hours prior to visit (We will send you an email invite).
    • Saturday Test Dates

Students must register three weeks in advance with the Independent School Entrance Examination


Step 5: Submit Student Information Forms

Teacher recommendations, grades and complete school records are required.

  • Recommendation Forms can be downloaded or printed for teachers to complete and submit.
  • Current grades or teacher report (K-12)
  • Birth certificates Applicants for Preschool, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, and first grade must submit a copy of their birth certificate.
  • Immunization records and health forms  All students are required to submit health forms annually no later than August 1 of each school term.

Step 6: Interview

  • Once the student's application file is complete, we will schedule a meeting for you with the divisional head. This is a wonderful time to discuss the exciting things that your child would experience, detail scheduling and class/club offerings, review test results, as well as, answer any questions you may have.  For the Early Childhood Center (PS-K) and Lower School (grades 1-4) we meet with the parent/guardian. As we move into the Middle School (5-8) and Upper School (9-12) the student joins the meeting with parents and the division head. 

Final Step: Enrollment

Final Step: Enrollment

  • The Admissions Office will contact you regarding the completed process and offers are sent to new families in February.
  • When a child is offered enrollment for the upcoming school year, a non-refundable deposit of $750 is required along with the enrollment contract to secure the spot.

There are several options for tuition payments that you can review with the Business Office. The Board of Regents establishes tuition policies and fees annually.

  • Financial Aid is available to students in grades 1-12. Parents who are returning or who are new to Oakridge must submit copies of their full tax return, any accompanying W2's or 1099's, and submit the School and Student Service (SSS) form. This is an annual process for all families seeking financial aid for their student(s). Deadline: March 1st.
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