Admissions AT Arbor School

Primary children at Arbor

Where to Begin

The admissions process for the 2018-2019 school year is closed. Please see dates for the 2019-2020 school year below.

Open House for 2019-2020 School Year:
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Click here to RSVP. Children welcome.

There will be a question and answer session between 2:15 and 3:00 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 2019-2020 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 24, 2018
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Thursday, January 17, 2019


At the end of your visit, you will receive an application, which is due by January 25, 2019.

Applications for 2019-2020 will be available after fall tours in 2018.

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 2019-2020

January 25, 2019


$14,000 for the 2018-2019 school year

The Arbor School of Arts & Sciences follows the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws, seeking students of diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents with potential for flourishing in and contributing to a creative and challenging learning community. Admission to the school depends upon appropriately mature intellectual, emotional, and social capacities. Arbor School seeks to realize its goals by admitting students who exhibit distinctive intellectual and creative potential and demonstrate a growing skill for working harmoniously with others. It is ultimately on the basis of the school's evaluation of its ability to enhance the growth of the child and the child's ability to enrich the school community that admission is granted.

Financial Aid

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