The Admission Process

Applying to Golden Pond is a friendly, straightforward admission process that gives families, children, and the school ample opportunity to get to know each other.

New Students

Step 1
Schedule a visit or attend one of our Open Houses, First Look Fridays and/or Full Day Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment or Junior Kindergarten Information Nights .

Step 2
Return the completed Application and Preschool/Full Day Kindergarten Request Form or Kindergarten Enrichment/First-Third Grade Extended School Program Request Form along with a nonrefundable one time application fee ($150). We will also verify your child’s birth certificate or passport at this time.

2017 – 2018
Preschool/Full Day Kindergarten Program Request Form
Kindergarten Enrichment/First-Third Grade Extended School Program Request Form

Step 3
In some cases, we may invite your child for a play date. This is a short visit to an age-appropriate classroom that helps us select the best class placement for your child.

Parents of Full-day Kindergarten applicants must submit information from their child’s previous schools. We also administer the preschool PALS test to all Full-day Kindergarten applicants and observe them in an age-appropriate classroom.

Step 4
Golden Pond will review the completed Application and Program Request Form and confirm availability. Notification of acceptance and placement is mailed by mid-March along with an enrollment agreement. The enrollment process is complete once parents submit a signed, completed enrollment agreement along with the final month’s tuition as a non-refundable deposit.

After Admission

Once your child is admitted, an enrollment package will be mailed to you containing all required forms and a list of other documents needed.

Before the first day of school, we must receive your completed health information form (including an immunization record) along with any other required forms.

Please feel free to contact the Golden Pond Admission Office via email at or by calling the school at 703-723-7663.