Explore and Experience Mulberry
Mulberry School is a non-profit, nonsectarian education organization, which does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.
The Mulberry admission process gives parents time to explore Mulberry’s philosophy and programs, and allows Mulberry staff to get to know each prospective family and student.
Current families receive priority by submitting an application in February each year. New families can submit applications for the following year, starting October 1st. Applications will be processed in the order they are received, starting March 1st.
1. Observe the class in action
Please call the office to schedule a time for you and your child to observe a class. Ideally, observe morning classes between 9:30-11:00 am and afternoon classes between 1:00 -2:30 pm.
2. Submit an Application
This includes the application, parent questionnaire, release forms and any assessments, tests, reports, or recommendations that may help us get to know your child. Also submit a non-refundable application fee – $30 for Toddler and $65 for 2, 3 or 4 day classes.Preschool Application - (310.49 kB)
In order to insure parents understand the Mulberry philosophy and program, a tour is required of all potential elementary families, including current preschool families interested in enrolling in Junior Kindergarten or Kindergarten.
While the tours give a great overview, parent can get a deeper appreciation for the Mulberry philosopy by spending a longer time observing students, teachers and parents in action. Parents Observe several grades in one visit or visit different grades over several days.
This includes the application, parent questionnaire, teacher questionnaire, progress reports, release forms and any assessments, tests, reports, or recommendations that may help us get to know your child. Also submit a non-refundable application fee – $150 for JK-5th grade.Elementary Application - (352.98 kB)
JK and Kindergarten Assessments will occur at the beginning of March each year.
1st – 5th grade shadow visits can be scheduled for two or more consecutive dates. Children will get an opportunity to experience Mulberry and teachers and staff will be able to observe and get to know your child.
Meet Mulberry staff to better understand your child’s educational needs and how the Mulberry philosophy fits your child’s needs.
Placement recommendations are made to optimize the learning environment for your child; they are based on your child’s developmental level and learning style and current classroom dynamics and gender and age balances.
If a child is not within the appropriate age group for a class, but you feel that your child would be developmentally appropriate for the program, write a letter stating the reasons for the requested age exception to the Head of School. Acceptance will be preliminary, for the first two months, with the teacher closely observing and discussing the placement with the parents. If the teacher feels the placement is detrimental to either the child or the classroom community the age exception can be rescinded.