Pre-School Admission

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Learn more about our Pre-School!

Our Pre-School offers programs for two-year-olds, three and four-year-olds, and students benefitting from a bridge from Pre-School to Kindergarten. Our Pre-School embraces our School’s youngest learners in a nurturing environment through interdisciplinary and inquiry-based study to encourage a life-long love of learning, while also emphasizing emotional and social development.

Apply today! Questions? Please reach out to the Admission office: (434) 296-5106 or

If you've already started an application, you may continue it here.

Steps to Apply

Step 2: Sign up for your parent/guardian interview. 

Step 3: Review the complete application process outlined below. 

Application Deadlines

Round 1

  • Jan. 12: Pre-School Application Deadline
    • Feb. 2: PS Decisions Released
    • Feb. 16: PS Accepted Family Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due
  • Jan. 26: K – 12 Application Deadline
    • Feb. 13: K – 12 Decisions Released
    • Feb. 27: K – 12 Accepted Family Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due

Round 2*

  • March 17: PS – 12 Application Deadline
    • March 31: PS – 12 Decisions Released
    • April 14: PS – 12 Accepted Family Enrollment Contract & Deposit Due

We continue to review admission applications for the 2022-23 school year on a rolling basis.

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* Please note that some grades may be full by this point. 

What does the Application Process Include?

Meet Our Team

Stacey Gearhart, Director of Admission for Pre-School – Grade 4

Stacey Gearhart, M.Ed., P. '32 is the Director of Admission for Pre-School – Grade 4, and a member of the Residential Life team. If she had to sum up the School in one word, Stacey would say “inspiring” because she is inspired by the genuine care and concern our students and teachers have for each other.

She earned a B.S. in geology from Washington & Lee University in 2003, and went on to earn a M.Ed. in educational psychology from the Curry School at the University of Virginia in 2013.

Pre-School Stories

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