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Admissions~Important Dates~Tuition


Steps for Admission

1. Tour

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.             

2. Application

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).

3. Testing

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. Reference and Records Request

We'll contact your prior school for recommendations from teachers and administrators, as well as records such as transcripts, testing results, and attendance records. 

5. 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.

6. 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.

2024-2025 Admissions:

*Beginning Jan 24, 2024 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-8th grade.


2024-2025 Tuition Schedule & Fees


Registration Fee (Due upon enrollment)

 All Students: $100


School Fees (Due Aug 7, 2024)

 -Covers cost such as subscriptions, testing, technology, etc.

 All Students: $75


Music Fees (Due Aug 7, 2024)

-Covers class materials

All Students: $30 (separate check made out to Shields Studios)


Building Fee (Due Aug 7, 2024)

-Covers building maintenance and building fund for relocation

 -Each Family: $250


 Book Fees (Due June 1, 2024)

*Used Book options available – please inquire*

 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 for all siblings after first full-paying student


Kindergarten: $5475

1st – 7th Grade: $4995

8th Grade: $2875

Non-Discrimination Policy:

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.

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