Admissions AT Arbor School

Primary children at Arbor

Where to Begin

The admissions process for the 2019-2020 school year is closed. Please see dates for the 2020-2021 school year below.

Open House for 2020-2021 School Year:
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Children welcome.

There will be a question and answer session between 1:15 and 2:00 pm. This event provides an opportunity to meet teachers, current parents and recent Arbor graduates while visiting classrooms and exploring the campus. 

Application Process

Schedule a Tour

Tours are for parents only and last about an hour and a half. This spring we will be offering tours for those interested in the 2020-2021 school year.

Contact us at 503.638.6399 or to schedule a parent tour.

Parent Tours (8:45–10:15am or 10:30am–12:00pm)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Thursday, January 16, 2020


At the end of your visit, you will receive an application, which is due by January 24, 2020.

Applications for 2020-2021 will be available after fall tours in 2019.

Once all parts of the application have been submitted, a parent meeting with the Admissions Director will be scheduled. Children will be invited for a formal visit later in the winter.

Parent Meeting

This will be scheduled with the Admissions Director at time of application submission.

Student Visit

K/1st Visit Day is held on the morning of Saturday, March 3rd (time slots to be scheduled)
2nd-7th Visit Days will be scheduled in February and March.

Admission Decisions made in mid-March.

Application Deadline for 2020-2021

January 24, 2020


$14,400 for the 2019-2020 school year


Arbor School was founded as a learning environment in which a diverse set of individuals can flourish and contribute to a vibrant, thoughtful and hardworking community. We think of children as full of promise and look forward to working with our parents in helping their children to develop intellectual and creative powers while growing skills in working harmoniously with others. Admission depends on the School's determination of its ability to enhance the growth of the child, the potential for the child to enrich the school community, and the parent's commitment to collaborating with the school on behalf of the child.

The Arbor School of Arts & Sciences follows the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.

Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please speak with Kelly Severs in the Office before mid-January.