How to Apply: Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten

///How to Apply: Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten
How to Apply: Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten 2021-02-24T13:53:18-08:00
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How to Apply

Early Childhood: Preschool, Junior Kindergarten, and Kindergarten

Please note: For the 2021-2022 school year, students applying for preschool must be three years old by August 31, 2021, and students applying for junior kindergarten must be four years old by August 31, 2021.  Notifications of the admission decision will be emailed on March 5, 2021, to those applicants who have met all deadlines.

1. Application and fee

After creating an account in the parent portal, complete the online application and submit the application fee. Once the online application and the application fee are submitted, please use the online checklist in your portal as a guide to completing the next steps. 

2. Complete and submit the Parent Questionnaire

3. Upload a photo of the applicant 

4. Schedule an observation

Applicants for Preschool and Junior Kindergarten will have an observation that is conducted virtually. Once you have completed the parent application and paid your application fee, call (253) 620-8373, or email us to make your appointment for an observation. 

5. Teacher reference

If your child has been in a school or daycare setting, please provide your child’s current teacher’s name and email address on the Teacher Reference Form in the parent portal. Charles Wright will use this information to send an online confidential reference form to your child’s current teacher/caregiver. Teacher Evaluations should be received by January 29, 2021.

6. Tour (optional)

We highly encourage your family to tour CWA and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful 107-acre campus. We welcome families for an individual tour and will adhere to health and safety protocols. Morning visits between 9-11 a.m. work best although we can accommodate other times when necessary. Please call (253) 620-8373 or email us to schedule your family’s tour. 

Please note: For the 2021-2022 school year, students applying for kindergarten must be five years old by August 31, 2021.  Notifications of the admission decision will be emailed on March 5, 2021, to those applicants who have met all deadlines.

1. Application and fee

After creating an account in the parent portal, complete the online application and submit the application fee. Once the online application and the application fee are submitted, please use the online checklist in your portal as a guide to completing the next steps.

2. Complete and submit the Parent Questionnaire

3. Upload a photo of the applicant

4. Schedule an assessment

Applicants for Kindergarten will have two assessments. One will be conducted virtually (approx. 30 minutes) and one will be in person at Charles Wright Academy (approx. one hour). Once you have completed the parent application and paid your application fee, call (253) 620-8373 or email us to make your appointment for an assessment. This is also a great time to schedule a personal tour if you haven’t already been to campus (or it’s been a while).

5. Teacher Reference

If your child has been in a school or daycare setting, please provide your child’s current teacher’s name and email address on the Teacher Reference Form in the parent portal. Charles Wright will use this information to send an online confidential reference form to your child’s current teacher/caregiver. Teacher Evaluations should be received by January 29, 2021.

6. Tour (optional)

We highly encourage your family to tour CWA and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful 107-acre campus. We welcome families for an individual tour and will adhere to health and safety protocols. Morning visits between 9-11 a.m. work best although we can accommodate other times when necessary. Please call (253) 620-8373 or email us to schedule your family’s tour. 

Preschool student in the Charles Wright campus forest