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Welcome to our Virtual Admissions Office

Our campus is closed to visitors, but our Admission Office welcomes your inquiry and virtual visit! 

We look forward to having a conversation with you via phone, video chat, or email about The Discovery School and the admission process for 2020-21.

Please contact Nita Hurley and Meghan Devlin, Directors of Admissions, for information about The Discovery School and our admission and financial aid processes.  Please submit your inquiry via the Online Inquiry Form below or email us at

For answers to COVID-19 related questions for the 2021-2022 school year, go here for more information or email Cat Blakelock at



On behalf of the entire Discovery School community, we welcome our prospective families! We are delighted that you have chosen to explore the possibility of a Discovery education for your child. For the past twenty-nine years, Discovery has remained committed to building a foundation of learning offered through a progressive, innovative education that honors diversity.

Building on a foundation of Montessori principles, like experiential learning, and moving through the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Programme, Discovery students are accustomed to a constant process of questioning, considering, and refining their understanding. Discovery prepares children for a world we cannot yet image, while connecting them to the natural environment that surrounds us all. It is a powerful mix.

We invite you to experience The Discovery School in person because families who visit fall in love. Attend an Open House or schedule a tour of our beautiful campus. The moment you walk through our doors, you’ll know what sets us apart.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for the current and future academic years. We encourage you to engage in the admission process as early as possible to secure a Discovery classroom placement for your child. In order for prospective families to better understand our unique program, those interested in enrollment for their children should observe students and teachers in our classrooms. When you are ready to observe in one of our classrooms, please contact the Admission Office for scheduling.

We facilitate your child's class placement through your partnership with our Admission Office and lead teachers, taking into account your child's emotional and academic readiness, as well as the existing classroom student body.

In support of our vision to cultivate an inclusive and vibrant community that promotes knowledge, creativity, independent thinking and mutual respect, The Discovery School embraces diversity across our contingencies, including families, students, faculty, and staff. The Discovery School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, or ancestry in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other school-administered programs. Need-based scholarships are available.

The Discovery School accepts the McKay, Step-up, Gardiner, and Hope scholarships.