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Gillispie School / Admission / Admissions Process

step-by-step Application Process

Let Us Show You What Sets a Gillispie Education Apart

Schedule a tour of our campus using our online form. If you need to arrange an alternate time, please contact our Director of Admission and Enrollment, Kelly Bauer, at 858-459-3773 ext. 155.

Help Us Get to Know You

Fill out and submit our online application along with a non-refundable fee of $125. After you have completed the online application, you will see an online checklist outlining the remaining steps to the application process based on the apply grade of your child.

Arrange a Visit For Us to Get to Know Your Child

Once your application has been submitted, you will be able to schedule a student classroom visit, which you will see on your online application checklist. For Early Childhood through Kindergarten, these 1-hour visits will include both students and parents. Grade 1-3 applicants will spend a half-day on campus with a class. Grade 3-6 applicants will spend a full day on campus with a class. During these Grade 1-6 visits,  applicants will break for a friendly 45-minute assessment including conversation, reading, writing, and math.

Spend Some Time Getting to Know Our Community

We encourage you to learn more about our community by visiting our Facebook page, reading our Blog, and speaking with a current parent about their experience at Gillispie.

Let us know and we’d be happy to get you in touch with one of our wonderful volunteer ambassadors!

More Information

Applications for the 2017-18 School Year

We are currently accepting applications based on limited availability.


Applications for the 2018-19 School Year

2018-19 Admission: The application deadline is February 3, 2018. Admissions decisions will be mailed on March 9, 2018.

Early Admission (Toddler Program Only): We accept children who will be 2 years old on or before August 31. The early admission application deadline is January 3, 2018. Early admission decisions will be announced by January 15, 2018.


Tuition Assistance

• February 2, 2018: Deadline to submit applications to SSS

• February 2, 2018: Deadline to submit 2016 previous tax returns to business office

• March 9, 2018: Notify recipients of amount of aid or denial

• April 20, 2018: Deadline to submit 2017 tax returns