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Admissions Process

Admissions Process

CSLA Admissions Process

KINDERGARTEN 2020-2021

Children are admitted to Kindergarten at CSLA through a lottery process during the year BEFORE they enter Kindergarten.  Children must be 5 years old by August 15, 2020 in order to attend Kindergarten in Hamilton County.

THE KINDERGARTEN ADMISSIONS PROCESS IS DIFFERENT THIS YEAR.  NO MEETINGS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE OF SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. 

TOURS - We would love to have you come tour our school this fall if you are interested in submitting your child's name in the Magnet School Lottery later this year.  Tours are encouraged, but not required, for prospective families.  During these tours you will get to see our building, some classes in action, meet a few of our staff and learn a bit about the Paideia Philosophy that guides our teaching at CSLA.  Tours should last no more than 30 minutes and are designed for adults.  If you missed one of the scheduled tour dates this fall, please email us at csla_admissions@hcde.org to see about scheduling a personal tour - we are always happy to share about our school!

APPLICATIONS - Applications are now available online for the CSLA Kindergarten Lottery (and other Choice Schools lotteries) and can be accessed HERE.  The last day to submit an online application is January 31, 2020.  The lottery will be held on February 10, 2020 and notifications will be emailed to families by February 15, 2020 alerting them that they have been offered a seat or are a waiting family.  Responses accepting or declining offered seats will be due by March 1, 2020.  Families who choose accept a seat for Kindergarten at CSLA will then be required to attend a parent meeting or seminar to continue their admissions process.  That date will be announced later but will be in March 2020.

ALL OTHER GRADES 2020-2021

We accept applications for grades 1st-8th 2020-2021 on a rolling basis throughout the year.  You can scan your completed application and email it to the address on the application.  Currently there are lengthy wait lists for each grade at CSLA.  Your application does not guarantee an offer of admission at any point.  You will receive an email in mid-January each year after you apply that offers you the choice to renew your application each year.  Simply click the sign-up link in your email from CSLA Admissions to confirm you want to keep your student active on the wait list.  Failure to do so by the stated deadline in the email will result in your application being removed from the wait list.  Applications are available on this website under the heading ADMISSIONS on the home page.

If you have any questions about our admissions or our school, please feel free to email us at csla_admissions@hcde.org.

Thank you for your interest in CSLA!

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