Application Process

Welcome and thank you for your interest in The Co-op School. As a cooperative that prides itself on being connected to our families, we understand how important and challenging finding the best school for your child can be. Given that, we strive to provide a process that is both supportive and transparent.

Classroom spots for the upcoming year are first reserved for current students and their siblings. We then consider our waitlist, then new applicants. Selection is made with thoughtful consideration of the classroom dynamic and community.

Please note that preschool students must be at least two years of age by September 1 to be enrolled in school. Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1.

Below is our simple process for applying. Any questions about our admission process or application should be sent to

We look forward to introducing you to our community!

Step 1: Schedule a Tour

Sign up for a virtual tour of the school before applying. After your form has been received, you’ll receive an email with open dates available. If you’re applying for a mid-year spot for elementary school, email

Step 2: Submit an Online Application

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for each of our divisions: preschool, elementary and middle school. If you would like to be notified of mid-year openings, please clearly state this on your application.

If your child is applying to elementary or middle school, print and submit the Grades 1–8 Admission Recommendation Form to your child’s current school for completion. Download the form here.

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Step 3: Visit the Classroom

After the application has been received, kindergarten through 8th-grade students will be invited to have virtual meetings with our learning and literary specialists.

Step 4: Receive Notification

Preschool acceptances will be sent on February 25. We will notify families of kindergarten students on February 4. And applicants for grades 1st through 8th grade will be notified on February 9.

The Co-op School does not discriminate against students and families on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or physical ability.