Letter from the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Dear Prospective Family,
On behalf of the entire community, I am delighted to know of your curiosity regarding how Turning Point School can help your child discover their positive equation for achievement. Our admissions specialists are looking forward to welcoming your family with warmth and authenticity.
We care deeply for children and educators alike, and we harbor a profound desire to get to know you and your child as we help connect you with our program and our faculty. In fact, we consider this a distinctive aspect of your engagement with our community.
As you navigate the turning points in your child’s educational journey, we are committed to supporting you with respect, integrity, empathy, and equity. As grade-level specialists, we are uniquely equipped to support your family’s areas of interest. We value the thoughtful and personal process you are embarking on to find the best fit school for your child, and our goal is to ensure that you and your child feel a genuine sense of belonging throughout the admissions process.
Below you will find all the information you need to begin your conversation with us. We also invite you to learn more about our community through these resources:
Should you have questions, please do reach out. The best way to contact us is by emailing [email protected]. My colleagues and I monitor that account closely and are always happy to engage with you during any point in this exciting process. We very much look forward to getting to know your child and family!
Director of Admissions and Enrollment
Turning Point School welcomes families who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and inclusive practices. Learn more about Our Commitment to Equity here. Turning Point School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its education or admissions policies or its financial aid, athletics, or other programs.
Our goal in the Admissions process is for all families to learn about our programs and visit campus to experience our dynamic learning community. As such, we provide many opportunities to introduce you to Turning Point School, our mission, philosophy, and essential program information.
We believe in simplifying the process for families. The steps are outlined below:
- Complete an online inquiry to receive communications and learn about our community.
- Participate in an Admissions Info Session and/or an in-person Taste of Turning Point Open House.
- Complete an online application.
- Sign up for an in-person Tour and a Family Conversation
- Submit Recommendations and School Records (if applicable).
- Register your child for a Student Visit/Assessment.
- Apply for tuition assistance (if applicable).
1. Applicants need to meet the birthdate eligibility for each grade level for the 2024-25 academic year:
- Preschool: Born 9/1/2020 – 11/30/2021
Children entering Preschool under the age of 3 will be required to enroll in two years of Preschool
Independent potty training is required before the start of the school year
- Pre-K: Born 9/1/2019 – 8/31/2020
Children are required to be 4 years old to enter Pre-K
- Kindergarten: Born 9/1/2018 – 8/31/2019
- Grade 1: Born 9/1/2017 – 8/31/2018
Must have successfully completed Kindergarten
2. The ISEE is no longer required as part of the Middle School admissions process. Our continued work around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion informs us that this reflects our goals as a community.
ADMISSIONS PROGRAM INFO SESSIONS
Each session provides an essential opportunity to get to know Turning Point and an overview of the program and the elements that we value to ensure a balanced education for each child. We encourage all prospective parents/caregivers to attend this one-hour program. For additional information, please complete an inquiry form.
TASTE OF TURNING POINT | OPEN HOUSE
Get an inside peek at our vibrant classrooms and meet members of our dynamic learning community, including many faculty/program specialists. Allow your child to explore the unique wonders of our program, as they engage in active and integrative learning through a rotation of classes.
We provide two arrival times to allow us to cater to the families of both our youngest prospective students as well as those applying to our Middle School Division.
This event welcomes all members of the family to attend and lasts approximately 60 to 90 minutes. Time will be provided upon registration. Further details will be shared closer to the event.
COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION
Upon submitting your inquiry form, you will receive an online user account to submit your application. A $150 non-refundable application fee is required to submit your application. If you plan to apply for Tuition Assistance and require an application fee waiver, please contact our office.
IN-PERSON TOUR AND FAMILY CONVERSATION
Submit Recommendation and School Records
All necessary forms may be accessed from your application portal or listed under Required Forms (see below). Your current school must directly email recommendations and school records to our Admissions Office.
To apply for the Priority Deadline, all forms are due between November 1, 2023 and January 12, 2024. If you are applying during our rolling admissions phase, we will coordinate timing with you. Please submit these forms to your child’s current school as early as possible to ensure appropriate notice.
- Preschool, Pre-K, or Kindergarten applicant families enrolled in school are only required to submit the Teacher Recommendation form directly to our office. We welcome supplemental information from childcare providers, although it is not required for children currently attending daycare or toddler group.
- Grades 1-4 applicants must submit a Teacher Recommendation form from the current head teacher. For candidates applying from private schools, the Administrative Recommendation form is also required.
- Grades 5-7 applicants are required to submit two teacher recommendations, preferably from a Math and an English teacher. If not separate teachers, you may submit one recommendation from the current teacher, and one recommendation from the previous year’s teacher or another educator who knows the student. For candidates applying from private schools, the Administrative Recommendation form is also required.
- Applicants for Grades 1-7 are required to submit two full years of report cards plus the first marking period of the current school year (or any school records available).
To learn more about your child and to give them the opportunity to experience our community, we provide a student visit that includes an assessment. As you engage in the process, we will provide further details; assessments may either take place during the school day with our faculty or outside of regular school hours on a weekday afternoon or weekend.
Tuition Assistance APPLICATION
The Tuition Assistance application is a separate process that should be submitted concurrently with your child’s application for Admission. All families who think they may need assistance should apply even if they are unsure if they will qualify, as future funding may not be available to families that do not apply in their first year. For more information, please visit the Tuition & Financial Assistance section below.
All necessary forms should be submitted by email to [email protected] directly from the teacher or school. Forms are always available on your Admissions Portal or on our website under Required Forms.
Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Applicants
Elementary Applicants (GRADES 1-4)
Middle School Applicants (GRADES 5-8)
Turning Point is actively working with families interested in applying for the 2024-25 school year. Inquiries for school years beyond 2024-25 are also welcome.
While our 2023-24 school year is already underway, our Rolling Admissions process allows Preschool and Pre-K families to inquire and apply at any point in the year (space availability pending).
To access the application form and to receive other important admissions reminders, please first complete an inquiry form, which will allow you to create a username and password for the application. You may use your login information to save your work and return to it.
If you have previously filled out an inquiry form and need to return to your online application, you may do so here.
IMPORTANT PRIORITY DEADLINE Dates
September 1, 2023
November 4, 2023
Taste of Turning Point Open House
December 11, 2023
Sibling Application Deadline (for current Turning Point families)
January 10, 2024
January 12, 2024
Recommendations and School Records Due
January 19, 2024
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline for current Turning Point Families (including W-2 and 1099 forms)
February 2, 2024
Tuition Assistance Application Deadline for New Families (including W-2 and 1099 forms)
February 29, 2024
Preschool Admissions Notifications Sent
March 5, 2024
Preschool Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due
March 8, 2024
Pre-K through Grade 8 Admissions Notifications Sent
March 15, 2024
Pre-K through Grade 8 Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due
April 15, 2024
Previous Year Taxes (2023) Due for New and Current Families
To access a detailed calendar of all the 2023-24 Admissions dates and sign up for virtual and on-campus events and visits, please fill out an Inquiry Form.
We offer all-inclusive tuition rates that encompass the unique Turning Point experience, all instructional materials and technology, Study Tours (field trips), yearbooks, Parent Association fees, and tuition insurance.
Tuition is set to minimize additional fees and includes the cost of providing each student with the full academic program. Tuition rates apply to the 2024-25 school year.
$33,500 (Includes Morning + After School Care)
$35,000 (Includes Morning + After School Care)
ELEMENTARY (GRADES K-4)
$41,500 (Includes Morning Care)
Middle School (Grades 5-8)
$46,500 (Includes Morning Care)
A one-time placement fee of $1,500 per child is required per new student.
Families may select payment plans of one, two, or ten installments. Tuition amounts reflect a discount for paying with cash or check. Credit card payments are accepted and paid at the non-discounted amount, which is up to 2.85% higher than the cash discount amount.
A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the tuition amount, which will be applied towards tuition owed, is due upon enrollment.
Turning Point is committed to providing Tuition Assistance to families who would not be able to attend without this support.
We encourage families who need assistance to apply concurrently with when you submit your child’s Admissions application. Approximately one in four Turning Point students receive Tuition Assistance with awards ranging from approximately 10-80% of tuition.
*Please note that the school has met its tuition assistance budget for the 2023-24 school year; as a result, tuition assistance is not available to those families applying on a Rolling Admissions basis or during non-traditional entry points in the school year. Tuition assistance will, however, be available for Fall, 2024.
The Tuition Assistance Committee considers a range of factors in reviewing each family’s application including income, assets, and liabilities. While there is no standard income guideline, families making less than $250,000 in annual income with one child may qualify for some Tuition Assistance. We cannot guarantee that all families who apply will qualify, or that our budget will meet the needs of all families who qualify to receive tuition assistance.
Applications for Tuition Assistance for new families are available beginning in December. Families interested in the 2024-25 school year must apply by February 2, 2024, for consideration. Please contact the admissions office for additional information.
If you need support during the process of completing your application, there is in-app support available through Clarity as well as email support at [email protected] in both English and Spanish. The application itself is also fully translated into Spanish.