Enrollment Process


The Enrollment Season for the 2018-19 school year is coming to a close. Most classes are full and have wait lists. We will continue to fill open spots from our current wait lists until September 30, at which point we will not enroll any more students. We will begin accepting Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 school year beginning in early October 2018. 

1. Submit a Letter of Intent using our online submission form which can be found by clicking here. The Letter of Intent serves as a demonstration of your interest to enroll your child at MacLaren; it in no way guarantees your child’s enrollment nor legally binds you to enroll your child. Letters of Intent are only good for the school year in which you are applying. We do not keep a waitlist past September 30 of the current school year. We also do not accept mid-year enrollment. 

For families looking to enroll a child in Kindergarten, we have two options to choose from:

  • Half-day Kindergarten is tuition-free.
    •  Morning Kindergarten meets from 8:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m., Monday-Friday.
    • Afternoon Kindergarten meets from 12:10 p.m. - 3:10 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • Full-day Kindergarten is fee-based and classes meet from 8:10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 8:10 a.m - 2:20 p.m., Friday. Full-day tuition is on a sliding scale. Standard tuition is $2,800 for the school year, with a 15% discount for families that pay in full by August 1, or a 10% per-payment discount when paid monthly via autopay. A $100 non-refundable first payment is due at the time of registration. Families that qualify for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch should contact Angie Stattman, Business Manager, at astattman@maclarenschool.org to learn about reduced fees. 
2. Attend one Information Night. (This requirement does not apply after March 15, 2018) We hold three Information Nights during the Enrollment season. Dates for the 2019-20 school year will be posted in October 2018. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Please choose one to attend. The evening is set up for you (and your child, if they are entering the Upper School) to learn more about what makes MacLaren’s curriculum and culture unique and help you discern if MacLaren is the right educational setting for your child. No RSVP is needed. You do not need to have filled out a Letter of Intent to attend an Information Night. If needed, you can bring younger children to the event, but there will be no activities for that age group. (If you already have a child enrolled at MacLaren, you do not have to attend an Information Night.)

3. Sign up your child for Diagnostic Testing (7th grade and up only). All students who are looking to transfer into MacLaren in grades 7-12, must take two diagnostic tests – one in math skills and one in literature/composition skills – to assess what grade the student is academically prepared for. Sometimes the outcome of the tests show that a child is not ready for the grade that a parent has requested. If that is the case, we will offer the parent the option of entering that child in the grade below. Please note that students transferring into 9th grade and above must have already completed Algebra I. Testing will begin in mid-January and then on a monthly basis thereafter. The Director of Enrollment will contact parents with available testing time slots to choose from. 

4. Provide proof of Free or Reduced Lunch qualification, if applicable. If your child currently qualifies for Free or Reduced Lunch, please forward to the Enrollment Office a copy of the verification letter you received from your current school district. You can do this during the Letter of Intent submission by uploading the letter directly, faxing a copy using our Secure Student Records fax at (866) 587-2608, or bringing in a hard copy to the Enrollment Office. We give preference in the Lottery for children that qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. If you have never applied for Free or Reduced Lunch, but believe you might qualify for that benefit, please fill out the Family Economic Survey found on our online Letter of Intent form or fill out a hard copy (click here for English version, or here for Spanish version) and either deliver it to the Enrollment Office or fax it using our Secure Student Records fax line at (866) 587-2608.  We will notify you of our preliminary assessment of your eligibility. All family economic information is kept strictly confidential.

If you have any questions about the Enrollment Process, please contact Katherine Brophy, Director of Enrollment, at enrollment@maclarenschool.org or at (719) 313-4488 x106.

 

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