Admissions Checklist

Admissions Process | Jr. K-12th

We are here to help you on your journey.

Enrolling a Jr. Kindergarten Student?

View our Junior Kindergarten Requirements and Admissions Process

Please note that we are not accepting international student applications at this time.

To be considered for:

Jr. Kindergarten, your child must be 4 years old by August 1st

Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by August 1st

1 – Tour

The only way to truly experience the unique educational environment cultivated at Cambridge, is to visit and see it for yourself. Join us at one of our Open Houses or Preview Events, or even better yet, schedule a private tour!

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2 – Apply

The next step on your journey is to apply! Having reached the decision that you would like to pursue a Cambridge education, please apply for admission online. Our Admissions office is here to serve you during this process. Don’t hesitate to call or email with your questions.

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3 – Assessment

After application submission, the admissions office will contact you to schedule your students assessments.

4 – Interview

The parent interview allows the parents to get to know Cambridge more intimately and helps us to ascertain your family’s alignment with our core mission, vision, and values.

This will only be scheduled once the steps above have been completed. Both parents/guardians must read An Introduction to Classical Education by Dr. Christopher Perrin prior to attending.

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For 5th-9th Only

Schedule a “Student Visit Day”

This is a mandatory part of the Admission process for 5th-9th Grade applicants. We believe this is the best way to experience the Cambridge culture. We welcome prospective students to visit the school for the morning or a full day of classes with a current student.

5 – References

Upon receipt of your online application, the Admissions Office will send you the necessary forms for teacher and administrator recommendations as well as your student's current school records.

6 – Notification

Following written notification of acceptance, the applicant’s family has two weeks from the date of the acceptance letter to respond before that child’s seat is offered to others.

We can't wait to welcome you into this community of faith and learning.

Important Admission Dates

  • October 13

    Applications Open

  • December 1

    TAP Application Deadline for Returning Families

  • January

    Reenrollment Begins for Current Cambridge Families

  • February 1

    New Student Application Deadline
    New Family TAP Application Deadline

  • March

    Admission and TAP Decisions Mailed for First Round Applicants

  • March - August

    Rolling Admissions (based on space availability)

  • Summer

    Summer Academies and tutoring for New Students (2nd-9th graders)

View Our Jr. K-6th Grade Overviews.

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Our Commitment

The admissions committee handles each family’s application(s) with great care. We desire to help your child and all of the students at The Cambridge School to thrive. To that end, the application process is designed to help the committee understand your child’s ability, motivation, and character and to more accurately identify and admit students from families who have educational convictions similar to those upheld by the school. If you have any questions please contact us.

Contact the Admissions Office.

  • 858.484.3488
  • Leslie Yoder
  • 12855 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129

To begin the admissions process, please complete our online application listed above.

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