Learner-centric education. Whole-child, personalized learning. Fostering student agency. These are key components of our educational approach, but they are not the first things that come to mind when I think about our lab schools. What makes our lab schools special is the incredible community we’ve built with our students, families, and educators. While co-creating unique learning experiences, we are united by the desire to push the boundaries of modern education.
I’m always struck by how much our students love school. By cultivating a love of learning, we show students that school is enriching and fun. When students are engaged, they are open to learning and more willing to push themselves out of their comfort zone. Most importantly, they are active participants in their own education. As they grow in school, students build an understanding of who they are as people and what they need to be successful in the world. I see this happening through our schools every day—teachers and students working together to build the future.
I would like to invite you and your family to become a part of this amazing learning community. Attend an admissions event for an opportunity to tour a campus, learn more about our programs, and meet our educators.
I look forward to getting to know your family.
VP of Schools
Come to an Open House to learn more about our educational approach, meet educators, and tour the school. These events sometimes take place after the school day and are optional.
We’re currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. If this fee presents a hardship to your family, please contact the admissions office at email@example.com after you’ve started your application.
After submitting an application, we invite families to meet with our admissions team and tour during the school day. Your child will get to experience AltSchool in a classroom setting with our students and educators.
Applications are being processed on a rolling basis.
Age Requirements: For the 2019-20 school year, your child must be four years old by December 31, 2019 to enroll in New York, and five years old by December 1, 2019 to enroll in San Francisco. We're happy to discuss potential delayed enrollment for children close to the cut-off date.
With more than 39 years in education and service to families, our dedicated enrollment and admissions team is experienced at helping families find the perfect fit. We look forward to learning about what you’re looking for in a school.
A former teacher, Jillian joined AltSchool in 2014 as a founding member of the Admissions team. Jillian’s passion for connecting with people and building relationships has afforded her the opportunity to work closely with hundreds of prospective families during their school search. As Head of Enrollment, she currently leads the recruitment, evaluation, and selection process for AltSchool’s California lab schools.
Prior to AltSchool, Jillian held key operations roles at several early-stage technology startups in San Francisco and Toronto. She holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Southern California and an M.S. in media and communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Before joining AltSchool, Anne was the Director and driving force behind the development of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) preschool and youth programs for four years. In addition to FIAF, she taught French at the Education Française à New York (EFNY) and the Garden House School.
After graduating from college in France, Anne began her career in business, earning an MBA in international management from the University of Dallas. She held marketing and sales management positions in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries before deciding to follow her passion in education.
April is AltSchool’s California enrollment and admissions manager. A Chicago native, April attended a small elementary school in the far north suburbs of Chicago where her mother was a teacher. Seeing her mother teach in her close-knit community inspired her to also pursue a career in education. She chose to focus on kindergarten through 8th grade because she witnessed firsthand the impact teachers can have on that younger age group.
April moved from Chicago to the Bay Area in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in international politics at Brunel University in London, then her master’s in psychology of leadership from Penn State University. Before making the shift to early childhood and middle school education, April worked in higher education admissions for six years. She enjoys playing tennis, hiking, biking, traveling, and embracing opportunities to learn as much as she can.
Sumeet joined AltSchool in 2013 as part of the Admissions team. Her work admitting students to AltSchool has been instrumental in her current role helping students and parents navigate the complex high school application process. Prior to working at AltSchool, Sumeet taught high school and middle school science for nearly a decade. Working at the startup Sidecar, she was inspired by the transformative effect that technology could have. She holds a B.A. in biology and an M.A. in science education from The University of Texas at Austin.