Admissions

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN KAPKA. 
Here is our step-by-step application process for applicants.

 

SEPTEMBER APPLICANTS

1. SIGN UP FOR RAVENNA. KapKa uses the web-based application Ravenna, to manage our admissions forms and event registration. After creating an account for your student, please search for KapKa Cooperative School. You must click “explore” on our school’s profile page to sign-up for a tour and to view our application process. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the registrar at registrar@kapkaschool.org

2. TAKE A TOUR. Tours include an introduction to KapKa, a chance to see teachers and students in the classroom setting and an opportunity to talk with teachers and ask questions of current parents. Tours are for adults and space is limited. 

To sign up for a tour please either visit Ravenna, or email the admissions team at registrar@kapkaschool.org.

    3. ATTEND OUR OPEN HOUSE. Our annual open house will be held on Saturday, December 2 2017, from 10 am to noon. Our address is 510 N. 49th St. KapKa’s entrance is off of Dayton Ave. N., near the corner with N. 49th St. and adjacent to the play structure on our playground.

    Unfortunately, we cannot offer childcare for this event. All applying families are invited to visit the school with their children at our Kids Visit KapKa event in February. 

    An RSVP is appreciated but not required. If you have created a profile on Ravenna, you may sign up there, or you may email the registrar at registrar@kapkaschool.org

    4. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.  Submit your application form, evaluations, fee and school records (grades 1-5) through Ravenna. Applications and teacher evaluation forms are due Thursday, January 11, 2018.

    If you would prefer to submit a paper application, please contact the registrar.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Parents seeking financial aid must submit an application with School and Student Services by the National Association of Independent Schools, an organization that provides an independent, third-party assessment of a family's ability to cover tuition costs. This application is due February 8, 2018. KapKa’s financial-aid policy requires full payment of the $250 registration fee and first tuition payment upon acceptance. Financial aid is then available up to a maximum of 50 percent of the total tuition. To apply for financial aid, please file an online application at: sssbynais.org/parents.

    5. KIDS VISIT KAPKA. Families with kindergarten children who are applying to the school are asked to visit KapKa together on a Saturday in February, the exact date to be determined, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This is a great chance for children to see the school and meet KapKa's faculty and some current students. Older applicants will be invited to spend time in the classroom during the school week.

    6. ACCEPTANCE LETTERS AND CONFIRMATION. We will mail decision letters and contracts by Friday, March 16, 2018. Family responses are due on March 27. For KapKa to hold your place, we require a $250 registration fee and first tuition payment. If payment is not received promptly, the space will be offered to wait-listed families.

    Admission decisions are made without regard to a child’s race, religion, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, family structure or financial status. We believe that all children are gifted and testing is not an effective way to measure a child’s potential. As such, we do not use formal testing to inform admission decisions. It is important for us to be able to fully meet the needs of each child that we accept into our school. Therefore, we only offer placement to children whose needs we believe we are fully able to support. Children must turn five by September 1 to be considered for kindergarten placement. 

    7. WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. We have two events to welcome students and families. In April, we host the Incoming Family Ice Cream Social to give new families a chance to meet each other and revisit the school. In June, the incoming students spend an afternoon at KapKa, doing activities with teachers and meeting current students in a welcoming ceremony. New families are additionally invited to join the KapKa community over the summer in organized play dates and a camping trip. 

     

    MID-YEAR APPLICANTS

    We welcome mid-year transfer and late applications when space allows. The application follows a different process than that for September applicants. Mid-year applicants will be considered on a case by case basis. Please be aware that mid-year applications might take longer to process, especially during busy periods in fall and winter. 

    Here is our step-by-step application process for late or mid-year applicants.

    1. CONTACT REGISTRAR TO CONFIRM SPACE IN APPLICANT GRADE. Please email registrar@kapka.org to verify that there is a space in the grade that you are applying. We will not consider applicants for classes that are at capacity. 

    2. SIGN UP FOR RAVENNA. KapKa uses the web-based application Ravenna, to manage our admissions forms and event registration. After creating an account for your student, please search for KapKa Cooperative School. You must click “explore” on our school’s profile page to sign-up for a tour and to view our application process. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the registrar at registrar@kapkaschool.org

    3. TAKE A TOUR. To take a tour, you may join one of our normally scheduled tours listed in the sidebar. 

    To sign up for a tour please either visit Ravenna, or email the admissions team at registrar@kapkaschool.org.

    4. SUBMIT AN APPLICATION.  Submit your application form, evaluations, fee and school records (grades 1-5) through Ravenna. Alternatively, if you would prefer to submit a paper application, please contact the registrar.

    Admission decisions are made without regard to a child’s race, religion, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, family structure or financial status. We believe that all children are gifted and testing is not an effective way to measure a child’s potential. As such, we do not use formal testing to inform admission decisions. It is important for us to be able to fully meet the needs of each child that we accept into our school.Therefore, we only offer placement to children whose needs we believe we are fully able to support. Children must turn five by September 1 to be considered for kindergarten placement. 

    5. SCHOOL VISIT. After the teaching staff have reviewed your application and and determined that KapKa is a good fit for your child, your child will be invited for a classroom visit. This provides your child with an opportunity to meet the teachers and children in the classroom, and the teachers the opportunity to get to know your child.. 

    6. ACCEPTANCE LETTERS AND CONFIRMATION. The admissions team will communicate with you throughout your application process about when you can receive a decision. Normally this will happen very quickly, however, during busy periods this can take a few weeks. For KapKa to hold your place, we require a $250 registration fee and first tuition payment.

    7. WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. Families who join Kapka mid-year can expect a warm welcome. Within a week of your child starting at KapKa, our community outreach team will contact you to help you navigate our traditions, communication systems and to assign you to a mentor family. During the year, there will be a lot of opportunities to connect with other parents including a Stone Soup meal at Thankgiving, a lantern walk and pizza before the winter break, and the whole school goes to Camp Orkila for Mother's Day weekend. We look forward to you joining us!