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Gillispie School / Admission / Application Process

step-by-step Application Process

step1
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. We also invite you to RSVP for one of our Kindergarten or General (all Grades) Open House events held in December and January.

step2
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.

step3
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.

step4
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

Key Application Dates for the 2019-20 School Year 
  • Oct. 1, 2018: Applications open for 2019-20 school year
  • Dec. 6, 2018: Kindergarten Open House
  • Dec. 12, 2018: General Open House
  • Jan. 14, 2019: Deadline for Toddler Early Admission application (including financial aid application)
  • Jan. 16, 2019: General Open House
  • Jan. 24, 2019: Kindergarten Open House
  • Jan. 31, 2019: Toddler Early Admission Decisions Sent
  • Feb. 1, 2019: Priority Application Deadline (all Grades, including financial aid application)
  • Feb 15, 2019: Toddler Early Admission Family Enrollment Decisions Due
  • March 15, 2019: Priority Admission Decisions Sent
  • March 27, 2018: Priority Admission Family Enrollment Decisions Due