Urban Oak School follows a rolling admissions process. A student may be admitted and begin mid-year, 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
- Admissions Decision
- Tuition Agreement with Deposit
Click here for full enrollment procedures and the policy governing admissions: >UOS Enrollment & Admissions Policy
You may request a paper Enrollment Application by filling out the Request Form below, or by contacting Amy in Admissions at email@example.com 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.
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 makes admissions decisions without regard to the ability of families to pay educational costs. UOS 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 made to students whose families qualify for assistance on the basis of financial need. UOS can 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 sources before requesting tuition assistance. In order to fairly determine a family’s financial need, the school uses a needs-analysis program administered by a third-party assessor. A family’s total income, assets, number of dependents, cost of educating all children in fee-charging institutions, extraordinary expenses, and retirement needs are all taken into consideration. Please see the attached Tuition Assistance Policy for details about how to apply.