Application Process

Finding the right school "fit" is one of the most important things you can do for your child to ensure their happiness, growth, and success. We are eager to partner with you in this process and help you navigate each step as smoothly as possible. The journey to find the school home for your child and family can start with these easy steps.

Step 1: Visit 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.


Friday, Oct. 5, 2018   Tour Night and Fall Play (Hamlet) 5:30 pm Oakridge Campus
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 Early Childhood Center Open House 9:00-10:30 am Early Childhood Center
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018   Tour and Dinner 5:30 pm  Oakridge Campus
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 Tour and Dinner 5:30 pm Oakridge Campus
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 Interactive Open House 11:00 am-1:00 pm Oakridge Library
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Behind the Scenes, Early Childhood TBA Early Childhood Center


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



Step 2: 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 3: 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 4: Admissions Testing

  • Admissions testing is specific to grade applying:
    • Preschool: Testing occurs on the same day as the student's classroom visit.
      • Preschool candidates will be evaluated through the PPVT (Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test). 
      • Evaluation will be administered by Betty Garton. the Director of the Early Childhood Center, or a member of the Admissions staff. 


    • 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:
  • Individual Tests (administered individually in the Oakridge Admissions Office) 
    • Testing can be scheduled at any time.
    • The morning of a student's "shadow day" and alternate days are both options. We recommend that you schedule a separate day for your child to test. This allows each child to most fully experience a "day in the life" of an Oakridge student without the pressure of testing or missing classes. 
    • This will be an online version of the test. 
    • Pre-registration is required with ISEE 24 hours prior to visit. Please let us know when you would like for your child to test, and we will send you an email invite.


  • Saturday Test Dates (administered in a group setting at Oakridge) 
    • Students must register three weeks in advance with Independent School Entrance Examination. Please follow the link or call the Admissions Office to let us help you schedule this. 
    • You will find us by selecting the Fort Worth Consortium. All tests given on these Saturday test days will be paper versions of the ISEE.





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 upload 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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