Sankalpa Academy Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in Sankalpa Academy. We are very proud of our offering and are always excited to share our story! We currently serve children ages 3 to 9 in grades PreK-3 through 3. For the 2019-20 academic year, we have a limited number of spots open in each of these grade levels. We have 4 spots available for the 4th grade. 


Although we have a good process to assess if Sankalpa Academy is the right school for you and your child(ren), we recognize that there are times when it takes longer than a day or a week to be really sure. We do not believe that it is in anyone's interest to hold you to a year long contract if the school is not a great fit for your family. We therefore offer a 28 day period within which we can void our contract if either of us feel that it is not working out as expected.


We hope that we have the opportunity of meeting with you and your family soon! Please note that our preschool program is designed for children who are toilet trained and able to work with a peer group.

Ali Ronder (Head of School) and Srinivas Jallepalli (Founder)


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:

Submit an application (found under Admissions and Forms) - a separate application is required for each child. You will then receive an invoice from us for a $100 application fee (only one application fee is required per family).


Step 3:

Please contact your child's current teacher(s) and request that they fill out our 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 Founder and Head of School.

This is a great opportunity to ensure that our program is a good fit for your family. Parents participate in an intake discussion where we discuss the learning needs of the student and the needs of the family as a unit. This will last about an hour and we will review both your application as well as our programs. Based on past events, we feel that most children under 13 would not enjoy this sit-down interview. We have therefore been recommending that only parents attend this interview. However, you are ultimatelly the best judge and we leave it to you to decide on their attendance.


Since Sankalpa Academy pursues aspects of sef-directed, foundational learning, we may not be able to serve learners who have special needs that require additional support and services. Please share any prior diagnosis (cognitive or behavioral) received from a third party provider (i.e. reading specialist, OT, PT, speech therapist, etc.), if one is available, for us to determine if the school can provide the level of support required for your child.


Step 5:

Schedule a Visit for your child.


If the school is in session during the admission process:

Please schedule shadowing day(s) for your child. This can be as little as one day or as long as 2 weeks. During this visit, we assess your child's placement and readiness. The duration can vary based on your circumstances and the time it takes for the school and the family to determine the suitability of Sankalpa Academy for your needs.

We do require a fee for your child's visit ($50 for the first day and $25 for every additional day). We will send you an invoice at the end of the visit.


If the school is NOT in session during the admission process:

We will schedule a short intake interview for your child. During this visit, we assess your child's placement and readiness. This meeting will likely take no more than an hour.

We do require a $75 fee for your child's placement interview. We will send you an invoice at the end of the visit.


Step 6:

Await notification by the last day of visitation (if the school is in session) or within 2 days of the student intake interview (if the school is not in session) via email.

If we are able to admit your child(ren) to Sankalpa Academy, we request that you accept or decline placement within 72 hours of notification.


Step 7:

If you decide to enroll at Sankalpa Academy, please complete the Enrollment Form and Tuition Contract and provide 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 them 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.