Attend an Admissions Open House:
- Saturday, November 9, 10 a.m. – noon
- Saturday, January 25, 10 a.m. – noon
Or call 808-885-0067 for an appointment to visit campus.
Applications for admission may be completed online or are available in the school office.
The application fee is $40, to be remitted online or through the school office.
All components of the application packet must be completed and submitted to the school office – online, by email, or in hardcopy – before an application file is considered complete.
The priority deadline for new applicants for the 2020/2021 school year is: February 3, 2020
Application for admission to Waimea Country School has four components:
*Note: for Kindergarten, some components are optional
1. Completed Student Application Form
Parents fill out this form. The first part asks for general family contact information; the second part poses a series of questions. Your thoughtful response to these questions will help us get to know your child better, understand your family’s educational goals, and ensure that the decisions of the Admissions Committee are made with as much pertinent information as possible.
2. Completed Letter of Recommendation
This form should be filled out by someone who knows the child in many different contexts. Relatives or close family friends are ideally suited to complete this form if they are able to authentically describe the child’s character and special gifts.
- Letter of Recommendation – online form
3. Completed Teacher Comment Form
This form is filled out by a previous teacher or child-care provider and asks some of the same questions that are asked of parents in the Student Application. We find that the input provided by teachers or others who know the child in a learning context is very helpful. This form is waived for applicants with no prior school experience.
- Teacher Comment Form – online form
Signed Release of School Information Form
Parents must sign the Release of School Information Form and submit it to their child’s current or last school. With your signature, this form allows your child’s school to release your child’s transcripts and other relevant information to us. This requirement is waived for applicants with no prior school experience. This form should not be returned to us; it needs to be sent directly to your child’s current school.
- Release of School Information Form – download
Applicants will not be considered for admission until all parts of the application are received at the school office and the application processing fee is paid. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis that is determined by the submission date of a completed packet.
Hardcopies of the application should be mailed to:
Waimea Country School
P.O. Box 399
Kamuela HI 96743
Application materials may also be faxed to the school at (808) 885-9252 or scanned and emailed to [email protected]
Waimea Country School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or physical appearance.
We do not employ specialists to serve students with exceptional learning needs. Although our teachers do an excellent job of meeting the needs of a diverse student population, we reserve the right to determine when an applicant child would be better served in another setting where specialized services are offered. Examples of specialized services include, but are not limited to, speech and language services, intensive behavioral supports, physical therapy, and other specific learning intervention.
Because we emphasize cooperative interaction between students and teachers, we may chose not to offer admission to children with significant emotional and behavioral issues that could prevent them from following a set of basic rules for positive interaction within a reasonable amount of time.
All admission decisions are “need blind,” and student applicants are never offered or denied admission because of financial factors. We observe strict confidentiality during all phases of the admission process.
Complete this form to receive information and to get the process started: