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Admissions Process

Inquire
Complete the online form

Visit
Attend an open house

Apply
Submit an online application

 

1. Inquire

Complete the online inquiry form

Once you submit an Online Inquiry Form, you will receive an automatic email with links to register for open houses and tours.

Age Requirements: Please note, our age groups have changed!

 Spazio Gioco Parent-and-Me Afternoon Playgroup: 2-3 years (2 by September 1, 2017)

 Piccoli: 2-3 years (2 by August 1, 2017)

 Grandi: 3-4 years (3 by September 1, 2017)

 Grandissimi/Pre-K: 4-5 years (4 by September 1, 2017)

 Kindergarten: 5+ years (5 by September 1, 2017)

    Children are not required to speak Italian to enroll in preschool, Kindergarten or 1st Grade. Students applying to 2nd through 8th grade are evaluated for language proficiency as part of the admissions process.

     


    2. Visit

    Attend an open house

    Once you submit an Online Inquiry Form, you will receive an automatic email with links to register for open houses and tours. Please attend an open house or tour before submitting an application form.

    K-8 Campus Open Houses: 735 Fell Street

    K-8 Open House: November 12, 2016, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Our Elementary School Open House is for the whole family (parents, guardians and children).

    Middle School Open House: January 18, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Our Middle School Open House is for parents and students.

     

    Preschool Campus Open Houses: 728 20th Street
    Although we love children, our preschool open houses are for parents and guardians only (except for babies in arms). Please make appropriate child care arrangements.

    Preschool Campus Open House: October 26, 2016, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    Preschool Campus Open House: November 12, 2016, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

    Preschool Campus Open House: January 11, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

     

    Attend a daytime school tour

    Once you submit an Online Inquiry Form, you will receive an automatic email with links to register for open houses and tours.

    K-8 Campus Tours: Thursdays from 8:45 - 10:30 am at 735 Fell Street (required for K-8 applicants)

     October 27, 2016

     November 3, 2016

     November 10, 2016

     November 17, 2016

     December 1, 2016

     December 8, 2016

     January 12, 2017

    Preschool Daytime Campus Tours are optional. Once you have submitted an application, you will receive a link to register for a preschool campus tour.


    3. Apply

    Please email La Scuola Admissions to inquire about openings in 2017-2018.

    Please note, there will be very few openings in the Piccoli class in 2017-2018 (1 classroom). However, there will be 3 Grandi classrooms (3-4 year olds) in 2017-2018.

    Most of our openings next academic year are in the groups and grades listed below:
    - Spazio Gioco Parent-and-Me Afternoon Playgroup (2 years old by September 1, 2017)
    - Grandi (3-4 year olds, 3 by September 1, 2017)
    - Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1, 2017)
    - 5th Grade
    - 6th Grade
     

    Attend a Playdate/Shadow Day
    Required for all grades Spazio Gioco and older.

    Preschool: 728 20th Street
    Parent-child Playdate for Spazio Gioco and Piccoli Applicants

    Preschool: 728 20th Street
    Parent-child Playdate for Grandi Applicants

    Elementary: 735 Fell Street
    Student Playdate and Evaluation for Kindergarten Applicants

    Elementary: 735 Fell Street
    All-day Shadow day and Evaluation for Applicants for grades 1 and above

    Middle School: 735 Fell Street
    All-day Shadow day and Evaluation for 6th grade Applicants

     

    Attend an Interview

    Preschool: 728 20th Street
    Group interview with 2-3 couples

    Elementary: 735 Fell Street
    Parent/guardian individual interview

     

    Attend a Parent-hosted Reception (optional)
    K-8 families can attend a parent-hosted reception at the home of a La Scuola family. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with current families and La Scuola staff members. Events are held in February and invitations will be sent to applicant families.

     

    The Student Evaluation Form should be submitted by January 22, 2017 (for PreK and all grades above).


     

    Admissions Decision Letters

    On March 8, 2017, La Scuola will email Preschool Admission Decision Letters to families. On March 16, 2017 La Scuola will email K-8 Admission Decision Letters to families.

     


    Admissions Considerations
    La Scuola does not use a ranked wait pool but rather considers variety of factors in admission decisions including:

     Gender and diversity balance

     Affinity with the Reggio Emilia approach

     Use of Italian at home (a small group of Italian speakers supports non-native speakers)

     A child’s age and current developmental range of the class

     Learning Differences: La Scuola admits children with identified mild learning differences (we have a few spots each year)

     Siblings of current families receive preference

     Timely submission of application

     Attendance at open house and parent group interview

      Licensing
      La Scuola is a licensed childcare center under Title 22 rules and regulations. Our facility, program, and staff have been formally inspected and approved by the State of California licensing agency.

      Pursuant to California law, each child participating in the Spazio Gioco Play Group in 2016-2017 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who remains present for the duration of each session. Nannies, sitters, and non-parent family members may accompany a child if a notarized guardianship form has been provided. No share-care arrangements are allowed. Please contact our director for more information.

       

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