All applicant parents meet for a 20-minute interview with a member of the Live Oak admissions team to share their perspective on their child, to discuss what they are seeking in a school, and to ask any questions they may have about Live Oak. Interviews may be scheduled beginning in November through mid-February.
A structured visit allows us to get to know the applicant student, to determine readiness and appropriateness of the student for our program, and for the student to find out more about Live Oak School. We offer different types of student visits, depending on the applicant’s age and grade.
Applicants to kindergarten attend a group visit with other applicant children in January. During the 1-1/2 to 2-hour visit, Live Oak teachers and administrators get to know your child in a classroom setting. We assess your child’s readiness for our program. During the visit, we invite applicant parents to stay at Live Oak for refreshments and to chat with current Live Oak parents. We will contact you about scheduling after receiving the completed application.
First through Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Grades
Your child attends either a morning or a full school day and participates in the regular class activities of their current grade. Applicants to first, second, or third grade visit for half a day. Part of the visit includes individual time with a faculty member to assess academic skills, as well as time in the classroom to assess social fit into the group. After receiving your completed application, we will contact you if we anticipate a possible opening in the grade.
All applicants to 6th grade are required to participate in a half-day group visit on a Saturday to meet our middle school teachers. Students engage in a variety of social, academic, and group work activities as our faculty gets to know them better. Parents are sent information for picking a date and time upon receipt of the application. Shadow visits during the school day are optional and may be available if the classroom schedule allows.
Application Process Checklists:
- Student Evaluation Form, pre-K through first grades
- Student Evaluation Form, second through eighth grades
- Information Release Form
Learn more about the Independent School Entrance Exam (for applicants to fifth through eighth grades)
Learn more about School and Student Service for Financial Aid and complete a Parent Financial Statement for our Adjusted Tuition Program