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If you are interested in applying to Bellwether School, we invite you to reach out! We would love to answer your questions and hear about your definition of success for your child. Lindsay Hay, our Enrollment and Community Relations Director, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact our Front Office at 802-863-4839.
Current and former Bellwether parents are also a great source for potential parents and we would be happy to put you in touch with someone.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Once you have decided that you would like to apply, please download or request our application. Once completed, please submit your application digitally. You can also mail or drop off your application to 1186 South Brownell Road, Williston, VT 05495 with a non-refundable check for $50 made out to the Bellwether School.
As the next step, we invite your child to meet the facilitators and administrators of the school to determine if our school is the right fit for your family. Once an application has been submitted, you may schedule a visit for your child, where he/she can spend some time in the classroom. The visit offers an opportunity for your family to ask more questions, to get a sense of a day in the life of the school, to meet our skilled staff and for us to learn more about your child. At times, Bellwether may need more information in consideration a child for enrollment. Records from a child's previous school along with permission to speak with a current teacher may be needed before a child is accepted for enrollment at Bellwether.
We make admission decisions based on many factors such as gender, age, learning styles, diversity, and other considerations as we look to provide a balance of children in each classroom. We will begin to invite new families for the 2022-2023 school year no earlier than February 15, 2023; this process often continues for several weeks as we look to fully enroll our classrooms in a balanced way.
Notification of acceptance is mailed and includes an Invitation Letter, the Tuition, Fees & Community Support Policy, the Enrollment Agreement and, if funds are still available, an Application for Tuition Assistance. If a family wishes to accept the space, they must sign and return the Enrollment Agreement, along with a $500 deposit, within 10 days of the notification mailing. This deposit will be credited towards annual tuition.
Enrollment takes place when all fees and tuition agreements have been received. The Bellwether School reserves the right to exclude any student permanently or temporarily at any time if the school deems any such action advisable, either in the interest of the child or of the school.