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AltSchool Application Process

Welcome! We're currently accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and San Francisco. Please review our admissions process before submitting an application.

1. Schedule a visit (optional): Register for an Open House to learn about our educational approach, meet educators, and tour the school.

2. Apply online: Please submit your application by December 31, 2018 in New York and January 15, 2019 in San Francisco to be considered for first-round admissions decisions. There is a non-refundable $50 application fee. If this fee presents a hardship to your family, please contact the admissions office at admissions@altschool.com for a waiver after you’ve started an application.

3. Get to know each other: After reviewing applications, we invite families in for an interview. As part of this process, you will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our admissions team and take a tour during the school day. Your child will get to experience AltSchool in a classroom setting with our wonderful educators.

4. Receive an admissions decision*: In New York, families who submit an application by December 31, 2018 will receive an admissions decision by February 8, 2019. In San Francisco, families who submit an application by January 15, 2019 will receive an admissions decision by March 21, 2019. Enrollment agreements and deposits are due one week after admissions decisions are received. (We hope you say, “yes!”)

AltSchool is committed to diversity and inclusivity. Tuition assistance is one way we ensure AltSchool reflects the wider community. If you’re interested in applying for tuition assistance, you will receive instructions after you submit your AltSchool online application.

*Please note that we require an evaluation from your child’s current teacher for an application to be considered complete.

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AltSchool uses TADS, an online application system, which allows you to create, edit, and submit your application as well as track status. You will be asked to create an account to complete your application. Make sure to create your account using an email address you will have access to throughout the admissions process because this will be your primary email contact with our school. Once you submit your application, you will receive an emailed response that your application has been received.

Questions? For technical questions with the application, please contact TADS at support@tads.com. For questions about the application process or AltSchool, please email admissions@altschool.com or give us a call at 866-664-2070.