We welcome interested families to learn more about our school by exploring our website or contacting our admissions team. If you are considering applying to Explorer West for the 2020-21 school year, please plan on coming to one of our open house events in the fall. Our open houses provide an opportunity to meet our staff, faculty, and students. Teachers will be on hand to discuss the different subject areas, curriculum, and programs available at our school. Open house dates will be published in July.
Our regular application deadline has passed for Fall 2019 admission. We have no space in our 6th or 8th-grade classes for the Fall of 2019. We are accepting 7th-grade applications for the Fall. If you are interested, please email Katie Auker to schedule a visit. The process remains the same and is done on a rolling basis as applications are received.
Application Process Overview
Attend an open house event.
Schedule a family visit. Call the school or email Katie Auker to schedule.
Fall 2019 Admissions Dates
Application Deadline for the fall 2019 school year is 4:00 pm on January 15, 2019. At that time we request all application forms, transcripts, and evaluations are received by the Explorer West Admissions Office. The regular application process for the 2019-20 school year is closed. If there is space available at any grade, we will begin accepting applications again on April 1, 2019. If you are interested, please check back in April to see if space is available.
Financial Aid Deadline: February 7, 2019
Admissions and Financial Aid Notifications are mailed on March 14, 2019
New Family Contracts and Deposits are due on March 22, 2019. Families accepting an offer of admission are required to submit their deposit as well.
First Payment for the 2018-19 school year is due in May 2019.
Complete Admissions Timeline
|October 1, 2018 – January 10, 2019||Family Visit Open - Mondays- Thursdays, 8:45-11:45am
Note: Family Visits for new families must be completed by January 10, 2019 for their application to be considered on time.
|Thursday, October 18, 2018||Open House, 6:30-8 pm|
|Saturday, November 17, 2018||Open House, 10-11:30 am|
|Wednesday, December 5, 2018||Open House, 6:30-8 pm|
|Monday, December 3, 2018||Sibling Early Admission Application & Financial Aid Deadline|
|Friday, December 20, 2018 ||Sibling Early Admission and Financial Aid Award Notifications Mailed
|Thursday, January 10, 2018||Last Day for Family Visits, Regular Admission|
|Tuesday, January 15, 2019||Fall 2019 Application Deadline: 4:00 pm - applications received after the deadline are considered on a space available basis|
|Thursday, January 31, 2019||Sibling Early Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due|
|Thursday, February 7, 2019||New Student Financial Aid Application Deadline. Applications received after this deadline will be considered pending availability|
|Thursday, March 14, 2019||Admissions and Financial Aid Award Notifications mailed for on-time applicants|
|Tuesday, March 22, 2019||New Family Response Due: Contracts and Deposits due by 4:00 pm|
Please contact Katie Auker, Director of Admissions, with any questions.