Here is our step-by-step application process.

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

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. 

Tours are from 10:30 to 11:30 am: 

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Monday, December 4, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
  • Monday, January 8, 2018
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018

To sign up for a tour please either visit Ravenna, or email the admissions team at

    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.

    Teachers will present information about the school and their academic programs, and parents will have a chance to visit classrooms and speak to teachers directly. Current parents will also be available after the presentations to talk about KapKa and how it functions as a cooperative school. 

    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

    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 Thursday, 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:

    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 Tuesday, March 27, 2018. 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. 

    KapKa admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.