Admissions Process for New Families
Free Union Country School welcomes the application of any child whose needs can be met by the School and its teaching staff. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, hiring policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Interested families are encouraged to schedule a visit to Free Union Country School. During that visit they are welcome to spend time in all classes, preschool through fifth grade. They will have an appointment with the Head of School to discuss the School’s educational philosophy and practices, the parents’ goals for their child, and questions the parents may have about the School. Families will receive at that time or prior to their visit the following: School brochure, mission, philosophy, application, and tuition rate schedule. If after visiting, the family decides to pursue enrollment, the following takes place:
Parents submit a completed application form and fee to the school business office.
The student visits the appropriate classroom; or, in lieu of a classroom visit, meets with a teacher.
The School makes tuition assistance information available, if requested.
The Head of School reviews the application and gathers information intended to make a decision in the best interest of the child and the school. Previous school records, a teacher recommendation, results of admission tests, input from staff observation, and the results of any other available educational/psychological testing may be requested.
Upon the school's acceptance of your child for admission, families then will complete the registration process by:
- filling out and submitting a registration form,
- signing and submitting the Enrollment Agreement, with the appropriate tuition deposit ($300 for preschool or $500 for K-5), and
- submitting a copy of the student’s birth certificate and the health form, signed and dated by a physician, noting immunizations.