When should I apply? I heard that it is when my child is three, is that the case?Families who are interested in The Learning Project should begin the application process if their child has turned three by September 1st and would be eligible for a pre-K program the following school year; this is called our Early Enrollment Program. The Learning Project’s Early Enrollment Program is for families wishing to remain in their current preschool or daycare program through pre-K and secure a spot in The LP’s kindergarten. It is also for families who are exploring elementary schools with a pre-K program, but think that The LP might be the right long-term fit for their child. We also accept applications as space allows from four-year-olds for kindergarten, and for students seeking admission to grades 1-6. Want to know more? Have questions? Contact Admissions here.
What is your main intake point?While most of our kindergarten class is enrolled through our Early Enrollment Program (at age 3) and kindergarten is our main point of entry, we welcome applications for all grades at any time. When the occasional opening occurs, having an application on file allows us to reach out to you right away.
Is there an age requirement for entering kindergarten?Students must turn five on or before September 1 of the year they are to enter school. If you are interested in The Learning Project, but your child is not quite yet age-ready to apply, please complete this inquiry form. We are happy to update you on Open Houses and keep you informed until it’s time to apply!
How do you decide?There is no magical formula for gaining admission to The Learning Project. We do seek to build a class of children that have a variety of personalities, strengths, and interests. We also look for families that are supportive of the school’s Mission, interested in being part of the school community, and willing to partner with the school in their child’s education.
Does the school provide any programming after the school day is finished?Yes, the school runs an after school program for students in grades K-6. Staffed by the school’s Teaching Fellows and Head Subject Teachers, the after school program runs from the end of the school day until 5:30 pm, with pick up possible at any time during that window. Based on age and needs, students have time to play outside, eat a snack and either engage in quiet activities or to work on homework assignments. After school clubs are also offered at various points throughout the year.
What do students do after The LP?Well, after the typical middle school jitters subside, they thrive in their new schools! Some will attend neighborhood public schools, many go on to other independent schools, and others, who are eligible, attend the Boston Exam Schools. All report that they have been well-prepared, are making friends, and that they keep in touch with their LP school mates.
Who qualifies for financial assistance?The short answer: Anyone that needs it. The long answer: All Financial Assistance is “need based” and every effort is made to distribute the available funds equitably so that families of comparable means and needs receive comparable grants. Partial grants, large and small, are made to families with a broad range of incomes and assets.
When do I apply for financial assistance?By January 25, 2023 families should submit Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) in SSS family portal. By February 15, 2023 families should submit required documents in SSS. On March 10, 2023 Financial Assistance awards will be shared. By March 23, 2023 returning families must notify the school that they accept or decline the grant. Parents who decline by the deadline due to personal finances will have their deposit refunded. By April 10, 2023 new families must notify the school that they accept or decline the grant. Parents who decline by the deadline due to personal finances will have their deposit refunded. Timely submission of accurate information is critical to the Financial Assistance process. We are unable to grant Financial Assistance without the completed application materials and tax returns. Late filing of required documents may prevent a grant from being made. Applications can be started and submitted through the School and Student Services Parent Portal.
The following is a list of schools to which our children have matriculated:
BC High School
Beaver Country Day
Boston Latin Academy
Boston Latin School
Brimmer & May
Dana Hall School
John D. O'Bryant
Newton Country Day
Noble & Greenough
Roxbury Latin School
The Newman School
The Rivers School