Applications are considered on a space available basis in a rolling admissions process. As grades may fill quickly, we encourage prospective students to submit your application as early as possible.
Once all application and supporting materials have been received, they are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine whether Compass School's program is appropriate to support the educational needs of the applicant. A complete application must be received before a decision can be made on any applicant.
Visiting the School
We expect all applicants to visit Compass for a day to shadow a current student as part of the application process. This allows prospective students to attend classes, lunch, and interact in the community to get a feel for the school. Visits are typically scheduled for Tuesday or Thursdays from 8:25-2:10. Visiting students will be expected to respect school rules and engage in the community for the day. This day tends to answer a lot of questions for prospective students and provides a good sense of school life. Other times can be arranged, if needed. Please contact admissions directly to schedule your visit at (802) 463-2517.
Parents can schedule a meeting with the admissions office to tour the school and learn more about the program. These appointments are typically scheduled for 8:30am or 1:45pm on the day of the scheduled visit, though other arrangements can be made.
Please contact Admissions Director Betsy Jaffe at (802) 463-2517, or e-mail: email@example.com to schedule a visit.
A complete application includes:
- Application Fee of $50.00 (non-refundable, fee waiver available for qualifying families)
- Student Questionnaire
- Student Handwritten Essays (2 for Middle School and 3 for High School applicants)
- Signed Student Learning Policy
- Photo of Applicant (a recent image is appreciated)
- Parent Questionnaire and Observation Sheet
- Parental Permission for Release of Records
- Teacher References (2)
- Copy of current IEP or other learning plan (if applicable)
- Homeschooler’s Course Records or other documentation to support requested grade placement (if applicable)
- School Visit
Once all application materials are received, the admissions committee will determine whether any additional information or specific next steps are needed to make a final determination.
Compass School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admissions, financial aid policies or in any other programs administered by the School.