General Admissions FAQ
How do I start the admission process?
Come for a visit during one of our open houses and/or school tours. Tour sign-ups are available online on our website beginning mid-September of every school year. We recommend that you sign up to attend a tour as soon as possible because space is limited. School tours run from October through January. All families are required to attend a school tour.
I was not able to tour the school. Can I still apply? Will I get a chance to see the school?
Yes. Space permitting, you are still welcome to apply after the application deadline. However, all applicants who apply before the January deadline receive priority consideration. Contact the enrollment office to learn about this process.
I have submitted my application before the deadline. Can I put my check in the mail or does it also need to be received before the deadline?
Yes, you can put your check in the mail. It must be received by the application deadline.
What is the transition like for new students?
After enrollment, each student will be assigned a "buddy" - a returning family whose child is of similar age and lives in a similar neighborhood. These buddy families will help arrange playdates before school and be sure you're informed about school happenings before the beginning of school.
The summer before the school year begins, each class, from Preschool through the Grades, are invited to our May Fair, will have a parent-organized camping trip, and at least one school organized playdate.
Preschool will also have a "what to expect" parent evening before the school year begins.
What are your main entry points into the school?
Depending on the number of rising siblings, we may have between 0-6 spaces available in Preschool.
Depending on the size of the rising class from Preschool and re-enrollment, we may have between 10-16 spaces available in both first year (aged 4-5) and second year (aged 5-6) Kindergarten.
The admission of students in 1st grade and above will depend on the attrition of a particular class.
"What we found at Golden Bridges is a space that is not already filled up with expectations; it's a space that is open for exploration."