What kinds of families send their children to the school?
West Branch families come from diverse political, religious, socio-economic, and philosophical backgrounds, but all have in common a strong commitment to the quality of their child's education and a desire to be involved.
How much does a West Branch School education cost?
Money for salaries and operational expenses comes from tuition payments and fundraising activities conducted by the parents. Please contact our admissions representative at 323-5498 regarding current tuition and financial aid opportunities.
If I might be interested in enrolling my child(ren) at West Branch, what is the next step?
Contact the school by calling 323-5498. We'll set up a mutually convenient time for a visit to the school. Then you can observe the facilities and classes, meet teachers and children, and get answers to any additional questions you might have. On this first or a subsequent occasion, we'd also like to have your child visit the school, if possible for a full day.
And if I then decide to apply?
Fill out our simple application, and schedule a meeting with the Admissions Director. Admission is not automatic. Sometimes the school as a whole or a particular grade level fills to capacity, and then interested families are placed on a waiting list. There is a rare occasion when it seems evident to us that a child either would not benefit from what we have to offer or would divert too much of the teachers' time and energy from other students.
All students are admitted for a six-week probationary period. If, during that time, it becomes clear to us that the school is not able to meet the needs of the child, the family will be asked to withdraw. This would be an extremely unusual occurrence, however. Space permitting and assuming no disqualifying problems have been identified; families able and willing to meet financial obligations and willing to commit their fair share of time and effort to the school can count on a warm West Branch welcome.
ADMISSIONS / TUITION F.A.Q.