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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 email in September with links to register for open houses and tours.

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

 Spazio Gioco Afternoon Playgroup: 2-3 years (2 by September 1, 2018)

 Grandi: 3-4 years (3 by September 1, 2018 + a few Young Grandi spots for children turning 3 in Fall 2018)

 Grandissimi/Pre-K: 4-5 years (4 by September 1, 2018)

 Kindergarten: 5+ years (5 by September 1, 2018)

    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 email in September 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 4, 2017, 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, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. Our Middle School Open House is for parents.

     

    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 18, 2017, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

    Preschool Campus Open House: November 4, 2017, 9:00 - 10:30 AM

    Preschool Campus Open House: January 10, 2018, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

     

    Attend a daytime school tour

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

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

     October 26

     November 2

     November 9

     November 16

    November 30

     December 7

     January 11, 2018

    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 attend an open house or tour before submitting an application form. Online application forms are available starting October 1, 2017.

    Submit an online application form and a non refundable $100 application fee by January 15th 2018. La Scuola only accepts online applications and payment is due by credit card through the application process. Please let us know if you need any help during the process. Once the application form has been submitted, you will receive an automatic email with links to register for further admissions events (see below).

    Openings in 2018-2019
    Please note, we will have openings in all preschool grades in 2018-2019.

    Most of our openings next academic year are in the groups and grades listed below:
    - Spazio Gioco Afternoon Playgroup (2 years old by September 1, 2018)
    - Grandi (3-4 year olds, 3 by September 1, 2018 + a few Young Grandi spots for children turning 3 in Fall 2018)
    - Kindergarten (5 years old by September 1, 2018)
    - 6th Grade
    - 7th Grade

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

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

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

    Preschool: 728 20th Street
    1-hour drop-off Playdate for Grandissimi 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 Common Confidential Student Evaluation Form should be submitted by January 22, 2018 for Grandissimi (4-5 years) and all grades above. Evaluations for Grandi applicants are welcome.

    On March 6, La Scuola will email Preschool Admission Decision Letters to families applying to preschool.

    On March 15, La Scuola will email K-8 Admission Decision Letters to families applying to Kindergarten and all grades above.

     


    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 younger than 2 years old and participating in the Spazio Gioco Play Group 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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