Elementary School Admissions

del Sol announces our NEW DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT PROGRAM offering affordable variable tuition.

variable tuition

As part of del Sol’s commitment to diversity, we actively seek enrollment of students from all backgrounds to fulfill our goals of a balanced, close-knit community that will nurture the skills requisite for our 21st century, global economy.

Students ages 5-9 from underrepresented backgrounds and communities may apply by July 7th for Fall 2018 priority tuition packages.

Enrollment with Variable Tuition will continue as space permits.

Summer application process

PRIORITY TUITION PACKAGES OFFERED FOR APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY JULY 7TH.


School Tour & Overview

Parents attend a 2 ½ hour introductory orientation to del Sol School, focusing on philosophy of education. This tour is for adults only.

PRIORITY ENROLLMENT TOUR DATES:

  • Thursday, June 21, 7pm
  • Saturday, June 30, 9am

Receive Enrollment Application Packet

This packet contains an application and further reading which introduces important elements of the home-school partnership.


Submit Application

  1. An interview will be arranged with your child’s current/former teacher(s), if applicable.
  2. Child observation


Enrollment Interview

Parents, administration, and classroom teacher meet to discuss any remaining questions based on visits and readings. Your active investigation of dS through your visits and readings will help you determine your compatibility with dS’s philosophy and your desire to enter an active partnership with dS and your family.


Decision for Enrollment

Enrollment decisions are made based on available positions, dS’s ability to meet your child’s needs, and compatibility between dS and your family.


Variable Tuition Offer

Families that have applied for Variable Tuition will receive their offer.

Variable Tuition process

SSS, School and Student Services, estimates the amount you can contribute to school expenses and forwards that estimate to del Sol.

Parent Assistance:

Learn more about SSS (School and Student Services)

Call SSS family support center at (800) 344-8328. The center offers daytime, evening and weekend hours.

Parents can also email sss@nais.org for help.

School year is from mid-September through mid-June

Tuition & Fees

2018-2019

Annual Tuition 5-12 year olds: $19,841


Application Fee for a family with one child is $150; each additional child is $100.

Family Initial Registration Fee is a one-time fee: $500.

Annual Insurance, Use, and Materials Fee is $750 per child.

Annual Parent Involvement Deposit: Parents may earn back all or a portion of the $400 paid into this account through parent service to specific classroom teachers or school administration.

Multiple-child Discounts are found in the Application Fee, Registration Fee, and Parent Involvement Deposit amounting to a total of $950.

Annual tuition is payable in two, three, or eight installments starting in April and ending in December.

2019 - 2020 Application Process

Applying to del Sol at the elementary school level is a multi-step process:


School Tour & Overview

Parents attend a 2 ½ hour introductory orientation to del Sol School, focusing on philosophy of education. This tour is for adults only.


Parent Observations of the School Day

We ask that you observe an entire morning, 8:00 to noon, so that you may see the flow of the day and visit all classrooms.


Receive Enrollment Application Packet

This packet contains an application and further reading which introduces important elements of the home-school partnership.


Submit Application

  1. An interview will be arranged with your child’s current/former teacher(s), if applicable.
  2. Teacher and/or child observation visits -- One of del Sol’s teachers will observe your child to ensure s/he and del Sol (dS) are a good match. This will take place either at your child’s present school or by having your child come to dS. Sometimes additional visits/days are requested. It is common practice for older applicants to attend for 3-5 consecutive days. Parents will be notified within a few days of this observation whether dS’s program and the child are a good match.


Enrollment Interview

Parents, administration, and classroom teacher meet to discuss any remaining questions based on visits and readings. Your active investigation of dS through your visits and readings will help you determine your compatibility with dS’s philosophy and your desire to enter an active partnership with dS and your family.


Decision for Enrollment

Enrollment decisions are made based on available positions, dS’s ability to meet your child’s needs, and compatibility between dS and your family.