Admissions Process

OPEN ENROLLMENT JAN. 30 – FEB 10, 2017

The deadline for receipt of all completed student applications for the 2017-2018 school year by The Museum School of Avondale Estates is 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. All completed applications must be received IN PERSON no later than Feb. 10, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. to be included in the Feb. 15 student lottery.

Applications must be accompanied by

(a) the child’s original birth certificate,

(b) a copy of the child’s social security card,

(c) a copy of parent’s photo ID and

(d) two (2) documents proving residency within the attendance zone.

The first proof of residency may be established with a copy of a deed, mortgage, current mortgage statement or a current, unexpired lease; 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. Please contact the school Registrar with any questions by email at beverly.kilpatrick@themuseumschool.org.

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.

Following notification of eligibility, parents then have 15 calendar 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 calendar 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 at the time of lottery. Admission is offered to siblings based on available space in that student’s grade level at the time of lottery. Once students enroll and attend, they retain placement in the school, unless they withdraw. Sibling preference DOES NOT apply to incoming siblings of currently enrolled 8th grade TMS students.

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 30 until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, February 10, 2017. The Application and Parent Agreement must be received by the school by this time for a student to be considered in the February 15 lottery.

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Applications and supporting documents must be submitted IN PERSON at The Museum School of Avondale Estates at 923 Forrest Blvd., Decatur, GA 30030 on the days and times as set forth below:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The deadline for all application submissions for applicants to be included in the lottery is 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2017.


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.

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