THE EMERALD EXPERIENCE
The Admissions Committee considers many factors when evaluating an applicant. The purpose of the admissions process is to ensure Emerald Mountain School admits students and families who will support the mission of the school. Further, the school evaluates each applicant on how they will benefit from and contribute positively to the community within our school.
Emerald Mountain School intentionally seeks students and families with diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents. Ultimately, Emerald seeks curious and kind students who love learning.
Our process begins with a meeting with our Director of Admissions and a tour of our school. Parents are then invited to return to our school to visit classes and ask follow-up questions, while prospective students can spend time in classrooms and getting to know our teachers.
For Kindergarten admissions, applicants must be 5 years old by September 1. Applicants will be invited in for an assessment in January.
We ask parents of students entering grades 1—7 to schedule a time for shadow visits and student assessments.
HOW TO APPLY
Once you’ve had a tour and interview, we’d love to meet your child. We’ll be in touch to schedule this visit.
Applications are accepted throughout the year with decisions made on a rolling basis. We are committed to socio-economic diversity, and tuition assistance is available to families demonstrating financial need.
THE EXTRAORDINARY EMERALD MOUNTAIN SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
IS MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN YOU THINK
We have good news—attending Emerald Mountain School is likely more affordable than you think! At Emerald, we are committed to making our exceptional K-8 programming attainable for a broad spectrum of families. We want curious, kind, and interesting students regardless of their families’ income levels. We strongly believe that having students from a diverse socioeconomic population benefits all students.
Please note that Emerald Mountain School’s admission and tuition determination processes are separate.
Flexible Tuition is an innovative tuition model that determines a student’s tuition based on their family’s financial circumstances. How does it work? A family submits their financial information—including a most recent tax return—to the School and Student Service for Financial Aid program (SSS) conducted by the National Association of Independent Schools, a third party. Based on the information provided, the SSS will then determine the appropriate tuition amount that the family can afford.
This information is provided to the Emerald Mountain School’s Indexed Tuition Committee, where a final tuition amount is determined.
INTERESTED IN FLEXIBLE TUITION?
PARENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Complete the online Parent Financial Statement (PFS) by February 15, 2019
(SSS subscriber code 2168).
SUBMIT FEDERAL TAX FORMS
Submit your 1040, along with all filed schedules and attachments, and all W2 forms. If the most recent tax year documents are not available, the school will accept tax forms for the previous year and any decisions made will be contingent upon receipt of 2018 tax forms.
Our Flexible Tuition Committee determines award based on a family’s demonstrated need.