How to Apply
We are delighted that you are ready to apply to Alpha School! Below you will find the steps you need to help you through the process. Please feel free to reach out to the Admissions Office if you have questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-847-8001
Pre-Kindergarten students must turn 4 years old by Sept 1 of the entering year. (Please note that Pre-K children are not eligible for school busing)
Kindergarten students must turn 5 by Sept 1 of the entering year
Application; Pre-K has a unique form
$250 non-refundable fee per family
Authorization to Release Student Records form
Teacher Recommendation Kindergarten
Teacher Recommendation Grade 1
Teacher Recommendation Grades 2-5
Teacher Recommendation Grades 6-8 Math
Teacher Recommendation Grades 6-8 Reading
Copy of current immunization records
Copy of Birth certificate
Copy of Baptismal certificate (if applicable)
Claire Hartman works closely with you as you begin the process of investigating the Alpha School. We recommend that you begin this process by contacting her to schedule a private tour or join us at our next open house. When you are ready to gather your application materials, Claire will create an application packet for you.
Children entering Kindergarten and First Grade are given a Readiness Assessment here in our school. This is a chance for us to get to know your child and understand how they learn and where they are on their journey.
Once your application packet is complete, it is released to our academic team for review. The team determines if we will extend an offer of acceptance.
Our individualized approach to education means our availability is often limited. We accept applications years in advance but our official enrollment period begins the fall before your child's enrollment year. We begin assigning placement in February once our current family re-enrollment period ends.
We carefully take into account all of the details when considering applicants in our selection process as we want to be sure that all of our students are happy, thriving, and perfect for our environment. We try whenever possible to keep families together.
We strongly Recommend submitting Applications for PreK and Kindergarten 18 months in advance