Sankalpa Academy Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in the preschool and elementary program at Sankalpa Academy. The following steps describe the most efficient process for determining if Sankalpa Academy is the right school for your child. We hope that our program interests you and that we have the opportunity of meeting with you and your family!

You are of course also always welcome to join us at any of our upcoming community outreach programs.

Ali Ronder,
Head of School

Steps to apply for admission to the Preschool and Elementary Program at Sankalpa Academy

Step 1:

Visit the Sankalpa Academy website and Schedule a Tour.

Step 2:

Fill out the Application and mail or email it to us (if possible, email is preferred). Remit the $100 application fee to Sankalpa Academy ATTENTION Admissions at 2215 E .M. Franklin Ave., Austin, TX (only one application fee is required.per family).

Step 3:

Have your child's current teacher complete and return the appropriate Teacher Evaluation Form*.

*For home-schooled children, this evaluation may be filled out by a tutor, extra-curricular teacher or co-op teacher that the child has worked with in the past six months. For school children, the evaluation should be filled out by both his/her language arts and math teachers.

Step 4:

Set up a Parent Interview with our Head of School.

Because families play such a special and valuable role at Sankalpa Academy, this is a good time to ensure that our program is a good fit for your family. Parents participate in an intake discussion where we discuss learning needs of the student and learning needs of the family as a unit. We will also discuss any prior diagnosis (cognitive or behavioral) given by a third party provider (i.e. reading specialist, OT, PT, speech therapist, etc.)

Step 5:

Schedule a Visit for your child.

Your child comes to school for one day - two weeks to participate in the school day/week. Here we will conduct assessments to see where the student is on the developmental continuum academically. We will also observe students and identify placement on the Natural Learning Relationship continuum (i.e. socio-emotional. See: Summa Institute for more info)

Step 6:

Await notification on or by the last day of visitation via email.

If there is a good fit and we have space in the appropriate classroom, we will offer a place in that class. Parents have 72 hours to accept or decline placement.

Step 7:

If you decide to enroll at Sankalpa Academy, complete the Enrollment Form and Tuition Contract and remit a non-refundable tuition deposit to hold your child's space.

Step 8:

Complete and submit all other documents found in the Parent Registration Packet and return to Sankalpa Academy within one week of notification.

Step 9:

Attend your First Day at Sankalpa Academy!

NOTE: Application process is subject to change at the discretion of the Director. In addition, each family’s progression through the process can be terminated at any point by either the family or Sankalpa Academy. Decisions are final and confidential.