We are committed to finding the right fit for your student and your family.
The following steps are the typical process each family goes through for admissions with our school. We know it can be overwhelming and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Browse the Website
Much of what you will want to know about our school, our curriculum, & our community is present throughout the pages of this website. Basic information about dates, times, cost, philosophy, faculty & staff, etc. will help you see if the school fits your needs.
Prospective Parent Tour
A great way to get a sense of the day to day feel of the campus is to meet the Head of School, learn about and ask questions regarding the Progressive Education model AHB follows, take a peek at our current facilities, and get to see learning in action by short visits to the classrooms. The Head of School gives tours from 1 October-30 April. Request a tour here.
If AHB Community School seems like the right choice for you, proceed to filling out our application for admission.
Teacher Evaluation Form and Report Cards
Your student has likely encountered other formal or informal educators, and we want to hear from them! This Teacher Evaluation form can be sent to any non-family adults that have an understanding of your student’s academic and/or social emotional learning abilities. For students applying to our 4th-8th grades, we will need 2 teacher evaluations-one from a Math teacher and the second one from a Reading teacher.
Assessment and Day Visit
Once we have received the teacher recommendation(s) and a recent report card, and the online application has been submitted (plus the application fee has also been paid), we’ll schedule a time for your student to be assessed and then visit the prospective class that they might join the following year. Most students love the day visits as it is a chance to meet and get to know their potential future friends and teachers and have a great time jumping right into the action. For Kindergarten through 1st grade, the day visit is only for the morning (9:00-11:30) and on Mondays, the 2nd and 3rd graders stay for the entire day (9:00-2:30) and only on Mondays and the 4th through 8th graders will need to come for a 2 day visit (9-2:30 both days).
Notification of Admission
While admissions is open for the entire calendar year, our current families will re-enroll by the first of March so that new families can be then offered spots by the first of April. We seldom have spots open during the school year because of our wait lists, but in the event that we do, accepted students can join us at a quarter or semester break only. Our communication strives to be clear, upfront, and helpful for your family to make a decision whether to accept or reject an offer.
If you accept the offer of admission to AHB Community School, we’ll send a timeline and appropriate information about the registration and enrollment of your student as soon as possible.
Please note that AHB Community School is committed to providing the best educational experience for our students. Though we welcome a diverse group of students, AHB is not staffed to meet the needs of children who have behavioral or educational differences for which specially-trained teachers or extensive one-on-one assistance is necessary. In the event that a student struggles to meet academic or social benchmarks, AHB may request that parents provide a current outside evaluation and/or seek additional support services. Sometimes, after receiving a professional evaluation, the professional recommendations include accommodations beyond those which AHB can currently guarantee. If it becomes clear that AHB cannot benefit the student, we will work with the parents and the student to explore alternative educational options to support the family and student to realize his/her full academic potential.