The Lerner School welcomes students age two through grade five.

Applying to Lerner

Important Admissions Dates:

School applications for 2021-2022 are now open!

School applications for 2020-2021 are now closed.

Tuition amounts for 2021-2022 will be announced on November 18th.

Financial aid (Flexible Tuition) applications will be open on November 30th.

Deadline for priority Flexible Tuition consideration is January 15th.

Enrollment award letter for new families are being sent out on February 15th.

Deadline for enrollment contracts for new families are due March 1st.

The Lerner School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in admissions, financial scholarship, or any school administered programs.

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Step 1: Inquiry

We encourage you to reach out to us for more information. Click here to fill out an inquiry form. Once you fill it out, our Admissions Director, Deborah Kleinman, will respond shortly after.  She will send you information, answer questions and set up everything for Step 2.

Step 2: Parent Visit

While visiting Lerner is the best way to experience The Lerner Way in action, we are currently not open for tours due to the pandemic. Instead, we will meet with each family over Zoom and have a virtual visit where you will learn all about our Foundation to Excel, our Shared Jewish Values and Traditions, and our One Child at a Time philosophy.

To schedule your visit, please click here to fill out an inquiry form.

Step 3: Apply (one application/child)

Click here to apply for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are all online.

Elementary Applicants:

  • Upload a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Upload a copy of your child’s most recent report card
  • Current teacher completes the Teacher Recommendation Form
  • Submit to child’s current school the Transcript Request (students currently in kindergarten through grade four)
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee.

Preschool Applicants:

  • Upload a copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Complete the Student Information Form
  • Submit the non-refundable application fee.

Kindergarten applicants must be five by September 1st of the year they enter Kindergarten.

Step 4: Student Visit

Due to the pandemic, preschool applicants will visit the school virtually with their parents.  Students and parents will have a video conference with the Lerner teachers.

Kindergarten applicants participate in a Kindergarten assessment online with Lerner’s Kindergarten teacher and Learning Specialist.

Grade 1 – 5 applicants participate in a virtual screening process with a Lerner teacher and the Learning Specialist. In addition, Lerner’s Education Director or the Preschool Coordinator may ask to speak with the child’s current teacher.

For students entering Kindergarten through grade 5, Lerner’s Education Director meets with parents after the visit to share the assessment and outline the child’s learning plan while at Lerner.

If English is not a applicant’s primary language, Lerner’s Education Director will discuss Lerner’s English as a Second Language (ESL) plan.

Step 5: Admissions Review

Admissions decisions are based on careful assessment of the student’s ability to achieve success at Lerner – academically and socially. Each decision is made on an individual basis.

Step 6: Admissions Notification

Families are notified of admissions decisions on Notification Day or within 2 weeks of the student’s visit.




Questions? Please contact the Admissions Director, Deborah Kleinman, at or 919-286-5517 ext. 217.

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