Urban Oak School follows a rolling admissions process. Students may be admitted and begin mid-year following an evaluation of the student and the class, and space permitting. The normal application and admissions process applies.
Urban Oak School is a not-for-profit organization with 501(c)3 status.
Urban Oak School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, faith, family structure, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation 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 or ethnic origin, faith, family structure, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Urban Oak School’s enrollment process has four steps:
- Enrollment Application with Application Fee
- Student Interview or Sample Day
- Admissions Decision
- Tuition Agreement with Deposit
Click here for full enrollment procedures and the policy governing admissions: Enrollment/Admissions Policy
You may request an Enrollment Application by filling out the Request Form below, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 571-4676.
June 1st is the guiding date for entering an Urban Oak School program the following fall. For example, children must be 3 years old by June 1st, and potty trained by start of school, in order to enter the Nursery Program the following fall. Children must be 5 years old by June 1st to be considered a kindergartner; children must be 6 years old by June 1st to enter Grade 1; and so on. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis where appropriate.
Urban Oak School’s goal is to build a strong community in which parents, teachers, and the administration work together to honor each child within the values and spirit inspired by the Waldorf philosophy. To build a culture and environment within our classes and our school community that honor these values, parents and teachers are asked to make a commitment to participate and volunteer in school activities such as class/parent evenings, festivals, and fundraising. Parents fulfill Family Hours, an annual requirement calculated according to the number of days a child is enrolled. Each parent is also an active member of the Parent Council. We hope that parents will strive to develop a deeper understanding and support of the principles inspired by the Waldorf philosophy that will, in turn, support the development of a healthy child and maintain a vibrant community.
Urban Oak School admits students to its educational programs without regard to the ability of families to pay educational costs. Urban Oak is committed to developing a student body from a diversity of backgrounds and offers a tuition assistance program to help accomplish this goal. Tuition assistance awards are based on financial need. Urban Oak can typically meet only a portion of a family’s need. In addition, the school cannot offer tuition assistance to every accepted student who qualifies for assistance. It is our expectation that families applying for tuition assistance will first thoroughly assess their financial status and explore other financial resources before requesting tuition assistance. In order to fairly determine a family’s financial need, the school uses a needs-analysis program administered by third-party assessor TADS. A family’s total income, assets, number of dependents, cost of educating all children, and extraordinary expenses are all taken into consideration. Applications may be submitted at www.MyTADS.com. Please see the attached Tuition Assistance Policy for details about how to apply: