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How to Apply


Application Process

1. Request an Observation - Tuesday Mornings
Beginning in mid-October, we host observations for prospective parents (without their children) on Tuesday mornings. Sign up here. Parents tour all levels of the school and have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Lake Country School. View Urban and Land School slideshows and videos here. Questions? Call (612) 827-3707 or email Admissions Director Katie Haag at [email protected]. 
View Get to Know Montessori slideshows for prospective parents to learn about Lake Country School and Montessori education.
3. Complete application for admission and submit an application fee
The admissions application deadline for first round consideration is February 1. Applications received after February 1 are considered and dependent on availability. Applicants for tuition assistance are not required to submit the application fee and may not include the fee when submitting the online application.
Click the link below to submit an enrollment application to Lake Country School:
4. Complete tuition assistance application and submit with fee
Complete the SSS's Parent’s Financial Statement (not in TADS). Print a copy of your most recent IRS 1040 and mail to the Lake Country School Business Manager by 5pm, March 1. Late tuition assistance applications will be considered, dependent on funding. There is not a fee waiver for the SSS's PFS application.
5. Individual Applicant Visits
Children's House Applicant Visiting Day is Friday, March 4th, 2022. 
Elementary 1 Applicant Visit Days are Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 (1st Grade) and Thursday, March 10th, 2022 (1st - 3rd Grade). 
Elementary 2 Applicant Visit Days are by appointment.
6. Record Release and Teacher Recommendation (For Elementary and Junior High Applicants Only)
Upon completion of the application, parents of candidates may access the required release form and a student recommendation form to sign and deliver to their child's current school from links provided below. This authorizes your child's present school to send LCS a copy of your child's school records and a teacher to submit a confidential recommendation. Forms must be returned by March 1. Late applicants should return forms as soon as possible. 
7. Receive a decision from Lake Country School
Parents will be contacted regarding an admission decision by April 10. If a position is offered to your child at this time, a non-refundable $500 tuition deposit will be due. Upon receipt of a tuition deposit, we will hold a place for your child in our program and you will be contractually obligated for the year's tuition. If a position is not offered to your child but you wish to be considered for the following year, a new application must be initiated by the parent. The application fee is waived. 
8. Opt out of wait group
Applicants not admitted will be automatically placed in the wait group only for the year applied. If you do not wish to be placed in our wait group, please notify the Admissions Office. 
Lake Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, color, creed, religion, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, ancestry, or disability in its admissions, financial aid programs, and administration of its educational, athletic, or other school programs.