Waitlist Policy and Procedure

Waitlist Policy and Procedure

A new waiting list is maintained by the Registrar, starting each October for the following September’s registration.

As we often have an overflow of response from the community at waitlist times, waitlist forms are available online and accepted no earlier than the specified/designated date. Notice of the date when our waitlist opens is given well in advance on our website.

Waitlist forms are marked with the time and date that they are received and then numbered accordingly.

An Information Session and/or tours are organized by the registrar for those families on the waiting list. The waiting list is not carried over from year to year, families must reapply each year and there is no cost to sign up for the waitlist.

 Spaces are offered in sequence beginning with Internal families, then alumni, followed by new families.

Factors that are considered before offering a spot are: age of child, maximum group size, type of use needed (full-time, part-time, etc.).

Waitlist families will be contacted by the registrar only if we are able to offer them a spot for the coming year. A family’s position on the waitlist does not necessarily reflect their chances of getting a spot at the school.  Please email the school if you have questions about the waitlist or program office@hipposchool.org .

We anticipate beginning external registration in early February. It is the family’s responsibility to ensure we have been given the correct email address. If a family is offered a spot, they will be offered the spot by email and have two days to accept or decline the spot and then the registrar will move on to the next family.  We will continue to offer spots until all spaces are filled.  It often takes until May or June to fill all available spots. It is possible that a space may come available in the summer or during the school year and all families continue to be on the waitlist for that school year unless they withdraw their application.