Enrollment Process


Thank you for considering The Biome for your child.

We are now accepting applications for children entering Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year who are inquisitive learners.

  • Prospective students should be five (5) years old by 8/1/18 for the 2018-2019 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.

Kindergarten Lotteries will be held on the 3rd Monday of the month, as follows:

  • December 18, 2017
  • January 15, 2018
  • February 19, 2018

K – 1 Lotteries begin in March of 2018.  Lotteries will be held twice a month, as follows:

  • March 12, 2018
  • March 26, 2018
  • April 16, 2018
  • April 30, 2018
  • May 14, 2018
  • May 29, 2018
  • June 12, 2018
  • June 26, 2018

Application Steps

Notification of Acceptance

  • Accepted families will be required to attend a New Family Registration Appointment 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, 2018, 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.