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A Warm Welcome

We know that the school application process can sometimes be daunting. But you’re not alone. We’re here to answer your questions and help you every step of the way. We welcome you warmly and hope that we can give your child everything they are looking for.

The Application Process

Step 1: Attend an Open House or Virtual Information Session

Submit an Admissions Inquiry


Contact Angela Coombs, Head of School, to schedule an informational session.

Step 2: Submit Application

We accept applications on a rolling basis. There is a one-time, non-refundable $50 application fee.


Step 3: Visit 

Once your application is processed, we’ll invite your family for an interview and visit. All applicants will be scheduled for a visit and school based-assessment. Fifth through eighth grade applicants will also have a one-on-one interview.

Step 4: Submit Financial Aid Application 

Financial aid is available to students in all grade levels and awarded based solely on need. The financial assistance deadline for the 2023-2024 school year is December 15, 2023, for returning families. For new applicants, the application for financial aid consideration is November 30, 2023.

Step 5: Notification

For applications and files completed by Thursday, January 11th, 2024:

Grade Entering  

Notification Mailing

Parent Reply Deadline


No earlier than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 29th   

No later than 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 7th


No earlier than 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8th

No later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 15th  

Grades 1-8

No earlier than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th

No later than 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 14th 


AOSJ Voices

“If you’re looking for a truly nurturing community with excellent academics, look no further. My daughter isn’t just enjoying school—she’s excelling!”

- J. Barrett-Robertson, P'17