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 OUR REGISTRAR. Email our registrar@kapkaschool.org to verify that there is currently an open spot in the grade you are seeking.

2. SIGN UP FOR RAVENNA. KapKa uses the web-based application Ravenna, to manage our admissions forms. After creating an account for your student, please search for KapKa Cooperative School. You must click “explore” on our school’s profile page 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. To sign up for a tour please 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.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  Kapka is proud of the socioeconomic diversity of our school community and strongly believes in advocating for families who are seeking a cooperative educational model, but do not have the means to pay full tuition. KapKa is a non-profit school that makes every effort to provide financial assistance to interested families whenever possible.  Normally financial aid is only available to individuals who apply during the formal application period, however, we do occasionally have additional financial aid available mid year. Please contact our admissions team at registrar@kapkaschool.org.

5. SCHOOL VISIT. After the teaching staff have reviewed your application and and have determined that KapKa might be a good fit, 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!

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.