Admissions Process

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is full. Information about enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year will be available in January 2017.

The deadline for receipt of all completed student applications for the 2016-2017 school year by The Museum School of Avondale Estates is 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. All completed applications must be received no later than Feb. 12, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. to be included in the Feb. 17 student lottery.

Applications must be accompanied by (a) the child’s original or state-certified birth certificate, (b) a copy of the child’s social security card, (c) a copy of parent’s photo ID and (d) two documents proving residency within the attendance zone. The first proof of residency may be established with a copy of a current, unexpired lease, deed, mortgage or current monthly mortgage statement; The second document proving residency should be a current electric, water or gas bill (within 30 days of the date of application)..If a parent(s) does not own or lease within the school attendance zone, but parent(s) and student live with a relative or other person who is a property owner or lessee in the school attendance zone, an Affidavit of Residency is required in addition to the above documentation. Additional instructions apply to this process.

If the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building, all students in focus area 1 of the attendance district who applied during the open enrollment period will have an equal chance at admission through a random selection process. Offers of admission will proceed with the first randomly selected student from each grade, to the next student, and so on until all available slots are offered. View The Museum School’s Lottery Policy and Procedures.

Following notification of eligibility, parents then have 15 days to (1) notify the school of intent to enroll by submitting the completed, signed Intent to Enroll Form to the school. Should a student or family decline admission or fail to respond within 15 days, that student will be removed from the roster and the slot will be offered to the first student of that grade level on the wait list until all slots have been filled.

Siblings of an enrolled student (K-7th grade) are given priority placement. If a child is offered a place in the school, admission will be offered to all of his or her siblings, based on available space. Once students enroll and attend, they retain placement in the school, unless they withdraw.


The Museum School does not discriminate in its enrollment procedures or educational programs based on intellectual or athletic ability, aptitude, disability, race, class, gender, family structure, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Enrollment runs from January 29 until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2016. The Application and Parent Agreement must be received by the school by this time for a student to be considered in the February 17 lottery.

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