Admissions Process

Admissions Process

CSLA Admissions Process


All children applying for the lottery for 2021-2022 school year, must by 5 years old by August 15, 2021. 

APPLICATIONS For Kindergarten and First Grade-
Online Choice Lottery Application
Opens December 1, 2020
Closes January 31, 2021
Choice Lottery February 8, 2021

Notification of Acceptance-
You will receive notification of the lottery result by February 15, 2021

Families must respond no later than February 24, 2021 in order to move forward.  

Application is linked on our website and

SCHOOL TOURS are currently on pause due to Covid-19 precautions.  More information will be available about tours when the county has approved visitors in the building.  

If you are new to the Chattanooga area, please visit for information about your zoned school.

Grades 2-8 Waitlist 
The CSLA waitlist for 2-8 is very extensive.  As a result, we can no longer accept applications for the above grades.  Once the waitlist is exhausted, these grades will shift to lottery only. 

If you currently have a student on the waitlist, you will receive an email in mid-January each year that offers you the choice to renew your spot on the waitlist.  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 position on the list being removed. 

If you have any questions about our admissions or our school, please feel free to email us at

Thank you for your interest in CSLA!

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