Overview

ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW

APPLYING TO PS1 Pluralistic School

In the summertime the best way to learn about PS1 is to start by filling out the Inquiry Form.  By filling out the form, you will receive our admissions packet and be in our system to receive communications and updates about the admissions process.

If you are interested in submitting an application for the current school year, please contact the admissions office at admissions@psone.org.

To be eligible to enroll your child must be 5 years old by December 1st, 2022. CLICK HERE to learn more about our December 1st birthday eligibility.

A non-refundable application fee of $150 must be submitted with your application. An application fee reduction is available if you intend to apply for Financial Aid. Please contact Evelyn Cazún at admissions@psone.org for more information. Teacher evaluation forms (and transcripts) are required.

CLICK HERE to begin the application.

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

FOR A HELPFUL GUIDE THROUGH PS1'S ADMISSION PROCESS (COMING SOON).

SCHOOL TOUR

Both parents (when applicable) are required to tour the school before their Parent Interview. An application does not have to be submitted before taking a tour. Tours are for parents only and give you a chance to ask questions and experience our program in-depth. Space is limited and reservations are required. We highly recommend you attend a tour as soon as you are able. CLICK HERE to fill out an inquiry form.  Fall tour dates coming in August.

PARENT INTERVIEW

(October - February)

Once an application has been submitted and both parents (when applicable) have toured, the Admissions Office is able to schedule the Parent Interview. Both parents are required to attend the Parent Interview. The Parent Interview lasts for approximately 45 minutes and is an opportunity for parents to discuss their family’s educational expectations and goals.

CHILD VISIT

(November - February)

The Child Visit is a time for your child to try PS1 on and to interact with their age group. They will get to participate in the daily life of the school. The Child Visit lasts an hour for 4-6 year olds and a half or full-day for applicants ages 7 and above. Parents will get more exposure to the daily life of PS1. Specific Child Visit guidelines are shared with an applicant family ahead of the Child Visit appointment to ensure a great visit.

EVALUATION FORMS AND TRANSCRIPTS

Evaluation Forms (and transcripts for children applying for grades 1st-5th) are to be completed by your child’s current school. Evaluations are confidential and, therefore, need to be submitted directly to PS1 either electronically, by U.S. Mail by your child's current school.

CLICK HERE for more information and the forms to submit.

FINANCIAL AID

Socioeconomic diversity is important in building an inclusive community at PS1. Twenty-five percent of our families receive Financial Aid. Our Financial Aid Committee meets in early March to allocate all the available funding for the year. Financial Aid forms must be completed by the assigned deadlines. To notify us you are interested in receiving the Financial Aid application materials, simply click the checkbox in the admissions application. CLICK HERE for more information on the Financial Aid Program.

NOTIFICATION OF APPLICATION STATUS

The application process begins in the fall of the year prior to enrolling and must be completed by early February of the enrollment year. Notification of application status or decision letters are sent in March for fall enrollment in the same year. After our first round of admissions is complete in March, late applications are processed on a space-available basis.

Once enrollment is offered, we require a non-refundable tuition deposit, a signed enrollment contract, and a completed set of enrollment forms to reserve a space for your child.

WAITPOOL

Because we cannot make an offer of enrollment to every applicant, we maintain an active waitpool. To be in the waitpool, a family must have completed all application requirements and received a waitpool decision from the Admissions Committee. Applications in the waitpool are non-prioritized, and are considered based on our need to balance class groupings. The waitpool does not, however, roll over to the next year. To be considered for the following school year’s enrollment, a family must reapply.