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ABOUT ENROLLING (2015-2016 marks our fifth year of operation) Admission to the program would be based on their developmental readiness and not upon their chronological age.
Full Days (M-F 9 to 3): Ages 5-11 and
Home/Un-School Outdoor Enrichment Day (Mondays 9 to 2): Ages 7 to 11. Enrollment in Full Days includes Monday’s outdoor learning adventure.
Applications are due March 11, 2016 and because our enrollment process includes 2 to 3 meetings, applications are processed as they are received. Applications are not required for Home/Un-school enrichment program – click here to register.
Enrollment Status will be communicated on March 18. Contracts are due on Monday, March 28 – Enrollment contracts due (Grades K-8)
1. Parent Information Night
Info nights are scheduled between January and March. Parents/Guardians must attend an info night. If you are interested in enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year, please contact us to schedule a tour.
Our classes are multi-age; we seek children who self-propel in an environment that fosters collaboration and community. TKG reserves the right to determine whether the program is a good fit for the family and the program.
Please complete and submit an application form along with a $50.00 non-refundable, one-time application fee. The date on your application form and fee are physically received in the TKG Business Office is considered your application date. You will receive notification from the Administrative Manager confirming the receipt of your application. Contact us for more information.
We would like all applicant families to visit the school and see the philosophy in action. The tour lasts about two hours and you will have the opportunity to meet other parents, teachers and students. This tour is for parents/guardians only.
4. Parent Conference
TKG is a collaborative community. Community is built through the involvement of various school duties and activities. Fundraising and special events that require parent participation, not only to keep tuition and fees low, but also to build the bonds between members of the community. The School Business Manager and a Board Member will meet with you to discuss your specific individual financial and time obligations. This is also a good time for you to communicate your goals and expectations of the program.
The structure and environment of The Knowing Garden is very unique. By meeting with a member of the Parent Board, you will have the opportunity to hear first-hand the philosophy, expectations, and commitments that are part of being a member of the founding community. You will be able to have all your questions addressed and should come away with a realistic understanding of what TKG can offer your child.
5. Classroom Visit
Students will visit the classroom on a regular school day. The purpose of this meeting is for Teachers to observe students in a group setting as well as create opportunities for connections to other students and teachers.
6. Home Visit
If TKG recommends this visit, a teacher will visit you at home, or a location of your choice, and get to know your child personally. The benefit and purpose of this visit is to understand your child’s developmental level, learn about their interests and assess the student’s connection to currently enrolled students.
We may contact student’s current/former teacher for additional information and will notify you in advance if this is necessary.
7. Notification of Enrollment Status
Parents will be notified regarding the student’s enrollment status, by the end of March. Contact us for more information.
After enrollment is confirmed, a tuition contract is required to be signed and returned within 14 days. A non-refundable Registration fee of $100 plus the first month’s tuition is due at the same time.
This video, RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms with Sir Ken Robinson inspired the founding of our school and continues to challenge us to keep our classrooms responsive:
THE KNOWING GARDEN school will admit students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national nor ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.