Letter from the Director

Dear Prospective Parent,

We are pleased to help you explore your interest in Neighborhood School (NS). Our classrooms and outdoor areas are buzzing with the sounds of learning and friendship. We’re grateful for community commitment to health protocols that help us gather safely and joyfully.

Our student body includes children who are 4½ through 12 years old from all families of all economic means. A team of excellent teachers and 60 children in two houses amidst a neighborhood campus share the joy of learning. Our school is valued for its intimacy and therefore openings are limited. We offer siblings of current students and children of our staff first consideration for openings.

All ages of children and adults are involved with Social and Racial Justice learning and anti-bias curriculum. We are raising young activists here, and they are helping us look at NS and weed out characteristics of white dominant culture. For example, power sharing (for all ages) replaces power hoarding; realistic work plans take the place of a sense of urgency; and teamwork becomes an antidote to individualism. NS is a great place for transformative learning!

How to Apply

  1. Submit an online Family Interest Form.
  2. Applicants for September 2023: First round applications were due in March, however, we continue to review applications on a rolling basis and offer parent and student visits as appropriate openings arise. We accept applications for students who will be at least 4 ½ years old by the start of the school year. To apply, please submit the Student Register and Student Information.
  3. If you are re-applying from last year, you do not need to send new application forms unless your family’s situation has changed. Email your reapplication request to nsadmissions@gmail.com, and ask your child’s current teacher to provide a report detailing your child’s learning and how they function in the classroom.
  4. Applicants for September 2024: Information sessions for prospective parents will be held from October 2023–January 2024. The tour schedule will be available in September.

We hope this information is of help as you consider learning opportunities for your child.

Warm regards,

Tricia Morrow, Director