Enrollment Process

Thank you for considering The Biome for your child.

We are now accepting applications for inquisitive learners for the 2017-2018 school year for the following program:

  •  Elementary program (Kindergarten – Third Grade)

  • We are happy to announce that we will open a second Kindergarten class for the 2017-18 school year. Families of Kindergarten learners are encouraged to apply.

  • If Applying for Kindergarten,  your child needs to be five years old by 8/1/17 for the 2017-2018 school year.

The Biome is a tuition-free and public charter school engaging children in an individualized and challenging educational environment.  We’ve designed the application process to help us begin to learn about your child’s learning style, expression style and interest as soon as possible.  Completing the application is the first step in helping us build your child’s Learner Profile at The Biome.

In the event that we receive more applications than available seats, a random lottery is held.   Please note that priority is given to siblings of current learners.

A Lottery will be held each Friday until slots are filled. 

Application Steps

  • Review the website and complete the application
  • Sign-Up for one of The Biome’s open house events
  • If accepted, attend an information session to receive important documents and complete enrollment paperwork.

Notification of Acceptance

  • Accepted families will be required to attend an information session to receive important documents and complete enrollment paperwork.  Enrollment is not considered complete until this requirement is met.  More information on this exciting event will be sent out via mail at a later date.

  • Any students not accepted through the lottery will be placed on our waiting list.  

  • Beyond April 21, 2017, students will be admitted on a rolling basis. In the event that we receive more applications than available seats, additional random lotteries will be held.

  • Admission to The Biome does not guarantee placement in the selected grade.  Once a student is officially enrolled, s/he will complete a brief kindergarten or first grade readiness assessment to help The Biome classroom leaders prepare to address individual needs of students and to ensure the proper grade placement.

Note: The Biome is a K-8, tuition-free, and public charter school.  The Biome shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin or physical handicap or disability, with regard to (i) the recruitment or admission of students to programs, activities or courses or (ii) the rights or privileges accorded or made available to students.  Recruitment, admission, educational policies, and other school-administered program decisions shall be based upon qualifications of the students and other nondiscriminatory factors.