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The Lerner School welcomes students age two through grade five.

Applying to Lerner

Important Admissions Dates:

Enrollment award letter for new families are being sent out on February 14th.

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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IMPORTANT ADMISSIONS DATES:
-School applications for 2022-2023 are now open!
-Financial aid (Flexible Tuition and Transparent Tuition) applications are currently open.
-Enrollment award letter and enrollment packets for new families will be sent out in February.

Step 1: Inquiry & Tour

Visiting Lerner is the best way to evaluate The Lerner Way in action. In a non-pandemic year, you would tour our facilities, listen-in on classrooms, observe our students learning and doing, and have an in-depth conversation with Tal Lewin Wittle, our Advancement Director and Elisabeth Gerson, our Admissions Officer. This is an opportunity for you to see if a Lerner education is right for your child. Currently, our tours are set up as a virtual conversation with Tal and Elisabeth. We talk about our school, answer all your questions, and learn about you and your family.

We encourage you to reach out to us for more information and to set up a meeting and tour: Click here 

Step 2: Apply (one application/child)

Preschool and Elementary School applicants can apply by visiting the Lerner website and clicking on the “admissions” tab. Families will be brought to a 3rd party processor, FACTS, to complete the application and download all forms (there are different forms for Preschool and Elementary). Families will also need to upload the child’s birth certificate and a Records Release Form (Elementary only) to the online platform, FACTS.

Click here to apply for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications are all online.

Elementary Applicants:

  • Upload a copy of the child’s birth certificate.
  • Current teacher completes the Student Information 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 3: Visit and Assessment

Due to the pandemic, preschool applicants will visit the school with their parents virtually and/or when Lerner has an outdoor Open House. This might change due to the guidelines Lerner adheres to through the Durham Health Department. Kindergarten applicants participate in a meet and greet online with Lerner’s K-2 Division Director and Learning Specialist. In addition, we would like for the applicant to spend some time with their future classmates in person. Grade 1 – 5 applicants will participate in a virtual screening process with the K-2 Division Director or 3-5 Division Director and the Learning Specialist. In addition, we would like for the applicant to spend some time with their future classmates in person. If English is not an applicant’s primary language, Lerner’s Education Team will discuss our English as a Second Language (ESL) plan.

Step 4: Admissions Review

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

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

Step 6: Admissions Notification

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

Forms

Preschool:

Elementary:

Questions? Please contact the Advancement Director, Tal Lewin Wittle, at tal@lernerschool.org or 919-286-5517.

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