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Everything prospective families need to know about Corlears admissions.

Outlining the admissions processes for each of our academic programs, from toddlers through fifth grade.
Visit our campus and go inside the curriculum with school leadership. 

Changing the paradigm from financial aid to equitable tuition level-setting for all families.
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Early Childhood Division
The Roots program for ages 16–24 months celebrates the way toddlers learn best: through the art of play and wonderment. 

The Seedlings nursery program fosters the natural wonder and curiosity of 2- and 3-year-olds.

Empowering children to become even greater participants in their learning and school community.
Elementary Division
As Corlears students enter the all-important elementary years, it’s all about making connections and building independence.

Building the foundation kids need to fall in love with learning and gain confidence for everything to come.

Comprehensive, individualized support for all Corlears graduates.
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All about the before- and after-school care available to families enrolled at Corlears.

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Every dollar has a lasting impact — not just on  students attending Corlears today, but on all children who come through our doors.

There are a variety of opportunities available for current and alumni community members to get involved by volunteering their time. 

A TRANSFORMATIONAL VISION
The Corlears 50th Anniversary Campaign

In 2018, Corlears celebrated its 50th anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, Corlears School embarked on a 5-year, $4 million campaign that goes beyond our physical structure; this campaign is focused on our heart. Over the past five years, Corlears has been building a truly innovative and transformational vision that is growing a new model for what a private school made just for young children can be.

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How to Apply

A detailed outline of the admissions process for each of Corlears School's academic programs, from toddlers through fifth grade.
NOTE: Applications for fall 2024 are still accepted and will be processed on a rolling basis. Now that the January 11 ISAAGNY deadline has passed, families are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Thank you for your interest in Corlears School! Below you'll find a detailed outline of the admissions process for each of our academic programs. While these are the minimum criteria to be considered for admission, we also encourage families to register for informational events or  explore the on-demand recordings available on our Tours, Events, and Webinars page. 
  • Roots (16–24 Months)
  • Seedlings (Ages 2–3)
  • PreK
  • Kindergarten
  • Elementary

Roots Admissions Process

Admissions to the Roots program are rolling throughout the year. Roots students recommended for reenrollment in our Seedlings nursery program are not required to go through a more lengthy admissions process and will instead follow a simplified reenrollment process. 

STEP 1: RESEARCH

If you haven't already, be sure to read through our Roots program page to determine whether Corlears will be a good fit for your family. 

STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE

Submit an application here; following submission, you will be prompted to pay a $50 application fee. 

STEP 3: SCHEDULE A FAMILY VISIT AT CORLEARS

Once your application is submitted and the fee has been paid, you will be directed to schedule your in-person visit with a member of our admissions team.

Seedlings Admissions Process

STEP 1: RESEARCH

If you haven't already, be sure to read through our Seedlings program page to determine whether Corlears will be a good fit for your family. You may also want to explore our paradigm-changing Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) to learn more about affording Corlears.  

STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE

For all programs from Seedlings through fifth grade, Corlears uses Ravenna to manage applications. Once you've created an account, submit your child's application; a $50 fee applies. 

Go to Ravenna

STEP 3: SCHEDULE YOUR FAMILY PLAYDATE

Once your application has been submitted, through Ravenna you will be able to schedule your 30-minute, in-person playdate at Corlears.

STEP 4: TEACHER EVALUATION 

Children applying from another program should submit an ISAAGNY teacher recommendation form, which can be accessed through Ravenna. Teachers will submit completed ISAAGNY recommendation forms directly to Corlears School. If your child is not currently enrolled in a school program, you can disregard this step. 

STEP 5: TUITION EQUITY OPT-IN

Applicant families who choose to opt in to Corlears School's Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) must complete the TADS Financial Aid Assessment available on myTADS, our tuition payment platform. Financial information is kept confidential and is not shared with the admissions committee. Tuition levels will be calculated and shared with applicant families by the end of January, ahead of admissions notifications as outlined by ISAAGNY's notification and reply dates. Families may also opt out of TEAM and pay maximum tuition. Learn more about TEAM.

PreK Admissions Process

STEP 1: RESEARCH

If you haven't already, be sure to read through our PreK program page to determine whether Corlears will be a good fit for your family. You may also want to explore our paradigm-changing Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) to learn more about affording Corlears.  

STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE

For all programs from Seedlings through fifth grade, Corlears uses Ravenna to manage applications. Once you've created an account, submit your child's application; a $50 fee applies. 

Go to Ravenna

STEP 3: SCHEDULE YOUR FAMILY PLAYDATE

Once your application has been submitted, through Ravenna you will be able to schedule your 30-minute, in-person playdate at Corlears.

STEP 4: TEACHER EVALUATION 

Children applying from another program should submit an ISAAGNY teacher recommendation form, which can be accessed through Ravenna. Teachers will submit completed ISAAGNY recommendation forms directly to Corlears School. If your child is not currently enrolled in a school program, you can disregard this step. 

STEP 5: TUITION EQUITY OPT-IN

Applicant families who choose to opt in to Corlears School's Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) must complete the TADS Financial Aid Assessment available on myTADS, our tuition payment platform. Financial information is kept confidential and is not shared with the admissions committee. Tuition levels will be calculated and shared with applicant families by the end of January, ahead of admissions notifications as outlined by ISAAGNY's notification and reply dates. Families may also opt out of TEAM and pay maximum tuition. Learn more about TEAM.

Kindergarten Admissions Process

STEP 1: RESEARCH

If you haven't already, be sure to read through our Kindergarten program page to determine whether Corlears will be a good fit for your family. You may also want to explore our paradigm-changing Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) to learn more about affording Corlears.  

STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE

For all programs from Seedlings through fifth grade, Corlears uses Ravenna to manage applications. Once you've created an account, submit your child's application; a $50 fee applies. 

Go to Ravenna

STEP 3: SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW

Once your application has been submitted, through Ravenna you will be able to schedule your 30-minute interview with the admissions team. Families have the option of meeting in-person or virtually.

STEP 4: SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S ASSESSMENT

Children applying to Kindergarten will attend an in-person, teacher-guided, 45-minute play group at Corlears. Assessments can be scheduled within Ravenna.

STEP 5: TEACHER EVALUATION 

Children applying from another program should submit an ISAAGNY teacher recommendation form, which can be accessed through Ravenna. Teachers will submit completed ISAAGNY recommendation forms directly to Corlears School. 

STEP 6: SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Children applying to the Kindergarten–Elementary grades must submit school transcripts. In Ravenna, you’ll find a form titled “Print & Turn In Transcript Request Form”; fill it out and hand it in to the registrar at your child's current school. If you child is not currently enrolled in a school program, you can disregard this step. 

STEP 7: TUITION EQUITY OPT-IN

Applicant families who choose to opt in to Corlears School's Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) must complete the TADS Financial Aid Assessment available on myTADS, our tuition payment platform. Financial information is kept confidential and is not shared with the admissions committee. Tuition levels will be calculated and shared with applicant families by the end of January, ahead of admissions notifications as outlined by ISAAGNY's notification and reply dates. Families may also opt out of TEAM and pay maximum tuition. Learn more about TEAM.

Elementary Admissions Process

STEP 1: RESEARCH

If you haven't already, be sure to read through our Elementary program page to determine whether Corlears will be a good fit for your family. You may also want to explore our paradigm-changing Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) to learn more about affording Corlears.  

STEP 2: APPLY ONLINE

For all programs from Seedlings through fifth grade, Corlears uses Ravenna to manage applications. Once you've created an account, submit your child's application; a $50 fee applies.

Go to Ravenna

STEP 3: SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW

Once your application has been submitted, through Ravenna you will be able to schedule your 30-minute interview with the admissions team. Families have the option of meeting in-person or virtually.

STEP 4: SCHEDULE YOUR CHILD'S ASSESSMENT

Children applying to first through fifth grade will attend a 45-minute teacher-guided evaluation. Elementary applicants will also have the option of scheduling a private, in-person visit to Corlears. 

STEP 5: TEACHER EVALUATION 

Children applying from another program should submit an ISAAGNY teacher recommendation form, which can be accessed through Ravenna. Teachers will submit completed ISAAGNY recommendation forms directly to Corlears School. If your child is not currently enrolled in a school program, you can disregard this step. 

STEP 6: SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Children applying to the Kindergarten–Elementary grades must submit school transcripts. In Ravenna, you’ll find a form titled “Print & Turn In Transcript Request Form”; fill it out and hand it in to the registrar at your child's current school. If you child is not currently enrolled in a school program, you can disregard this step. 

STEP 7: TUITION EQUITY OPT-IN

Applicant families who choose to opt in to Corlears School's Tuition Equity and Accessibility Model (TEAM) must complete the TADS Financial Aid Assessment available on myTADS, our tuition payment platform. Financial information is kept confidential and is not shared with the admissions committee. Tuition levels will be calculated and shared with applicant families by the end of January, ahead of admissions notifications as outlined by ISAAGNY's notification and reply dates. Families may also opt out of TEAM and pay maximum tuition. Learn more about TEAM.

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Dates and Deadlines

Learn more about ISAAGNY's notification dates and parent reply deadlines by visiting their website.
  • Admissions
  • Notification Dates
  • Parent Reply Deadlines

August 30, 2023

2024–25 Application Launch

September 12, 2023

TEAM Assessment Launch

The TEAM process is supported by the TADS Financial Aid Assessment module during the admissions or reenrollment process to determine an equitable tuition level — from zero to maximum — for all of our families. (Of course, families may also choose to opt out and pay the maximum tuition.)

Learn more about TEAM.

January 11, 2024

TEAM Application Deadline

Families opting into TEAM must submit their application through TADS by November 16 in order to receive their assessment by the ISAAGNY parent notification deadline. TEAM applications received after this date will be processed on a rolling basis.

January 11, 2024

2024–25 Application Deadline

For families applying to Seedlings and up. Admissions for the Roots toddler program are rolling throughout the year.

February 8, 2024

Kindergarten

Delivered no earlier than 10:00 a.m.

February 13, 2024

Grades 1–5

Delivered no earlier than 4:00 p.m.

February 29, 2024

Seedlings and PreK

Delivered no earlier than 10:00 a.m.

February 15, 2024

Kindergarten

Replies must arrive no later than 12:00 noon.

March 4, 2024

Grades 1–5

Replies must arrive no later than 12:00 noon.

March 7, 2024

Seedlings and PreK

Replies must arrive no later than 12:00 noon.

Connect with Admissions

Have questions? Our admissions team would be happy to help. Connect with the team anytime at admissions@corlearsschool.org, or click the button to subscribe for more information.