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Gillispie School / Admissions / 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 contact form or by contacting our Director of Admissions and Enrollment, Elyn Roberts, 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 . Once 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 readiness assessment, which you will see on your online application checklist. A parent meeting will be included if we haven’t yet spent time together. The friendly 45-minute assessment for Grades K-6 includes conversation, reading, writing, and math. The ages 2-5 early childhood assessment is play-based.


Spend Some Time Getting to Know Our Community

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

Contact us 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

Early Childhood: We accept children who will be 2 years old on or before August 31. We encourage you to apply at any time. The application deadline is February 3, 2018.

Kindergarten – Grade 6: Applications for our 2018/19 Elementary program open October 1, 2017, but please don’t hesitate to reach out or schedule a tour prior to that date! The application deadline is February 3, 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