Steps for Admission
The admission process begins with prospective families coming to the school for a tour. This allows us to show you around the building, make initial introductions, and answer any questions you may have. We will also provide you with a folder with more information about our program. Children are welcome to attend. Tours are typically schedule on Monday or Friday mornings at 8:45 AM during the school year and by appointment during the summer.
You will receive an application when you come for the tour. If after the tour you feel like our school will be a good fit for your family and would like to proceed, complete the application and return with the required documents (report cards and testing scores).
Once the application is reviewed and your student is deemed eligible, the school will reach out to you to schedule admission testing, unless previous test scores are submitted which meet the admission requirement. We require all students to be in the 60th percentile or higher on national standardized testing. (Mastery or Advanced on LEAP). In order to maintain our high level of rigor and pace, it is important that all incoming students are performing at the same level as our current students.
4. Family Interview
If your student receives the required score on the admission test, then the school will reach out to schedule a family interview with our Admissions committee. This is our opportunity to meet with parents and students and get to know you even better. We’ll ask questions to ensure that the learning environment at home is conducive to our hybrid model and that your student is set up to succeed.
5. Spend A Day
After the interview, if the school chooses to proceed with your application, we will invite your student to come and spend a day with us at school. This will give your student the opportunity to get to know their potential classmates and teachers and for us to observe how your student conducts themselves in the classroom and during recess.
6. Acceptance Decision
Once all the above steps have been completed, you will receive an acceptance decision via email. If accepted, you will receive an acceptance invitation form to complete and return along with the registration fee. This is when your student will be considered fully admitted and a spot will be held for them.
*Beginning Jan 23, 2023 we will be accepting new students as space allows on a rolling basis. Eligible students are admitted as they apply, so be sure and get your applications in as soon as possible! Class sizes are limited to 10 students in Kindergarten and 12 students in 1st-7th grade.
2023-2024 Tuition Schedule & Fees
Registration Fee (Due upon enrollment)
All Students: $100
School Fees (Due Aug 3, 2022)
-Covers cost such as subscriptions, testing, technology, etc.
All Students: $75
Music Fees (Due Aug 3, 2022)
-Covers class materials
All Students: $30 (separate check made out to Shields Studios)
Building Fee (Due Aug 3, 2022)
-Covers building maintenance and building fund for new building
-Each Family: $250
Book Fees (Due June 1, 2022)
-covers cost of all consumable curriculum
Kindergarten: $160 4th Grade: $340 ($370 new students)
1st Grade: $275 ($305 new students) 5th Grade: $340 ($370 new students)
2nd Grade: $315 ($345 new students) 6th Grade: $230 ($295 new students)
3rd Grade: $305 ($335 new students) 7th Grade: $300
Annual Tuition (Payment Plans Available)
-5% sibling discount available
1st – 7th Grade: $4950
Northshore Preparatory Academy welcomes families and 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, sex, and disability in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.