Q. Does Great Hearts Academies offer pre-Kindergarten?
Currently, Great Hearts does not offer pre-Kindergarten at any of our schools.
Q. Does Great Hearts accept early Kindergarten students?
We follow state guidelines which stipulate that a child must turn five years old on or before September 1st in the year in which they are enrolling for Kindergarten. Our academies do adhere to the state guidelines regarding the minimum age for Kindergarten, and exceptions are not made for early Kindergarten admittance. As a result, we do not offer early entrance testing for Kindergarten.
Q. What is the yearly tuition at Great Hearts?
There is no tuition required at any of our Great Hearts academies. Full day kindergarten is offered at each Great Hearts Texas location with no fee or tuition and funded by the State of Texas and meets all state requirements.
Q. If my child is on the waitlist, how long until I receive an offer of enrollment?
Initial offers for 2018-19 school year will be extended in mid-January. If you do not receive an offer at this time, you will receive a waitlist position. It is not possible for Great Hearts to determine your child’s chances of being offered a spot. Once the classes are full, any spots that open up are the result of student withdrawals. Although Great Hearts does typically see a number of spots open up before the start of school, there is no guarantee how many seats will become available in each grade level. As soon as offers are available, we will be extending those offers to the next application on the waitlist.
Q. Why did my waitlist number change?
Great Hearts waitlist is ordered based on application type and priority status, if applicable. When a seat becomes available, it is offered to the first applicant on the waitlist. Applicants may move up or down on the waitlist depending on application priority and type above them. For example, a non-priority status application could move from #10 to #11 on the waitlist because an application was submitted with a priority status.
Q. What happens to my waitlisted application for the next school year if my child does not receive an offer?
Families with children on the Texas waitlist during the 2016-2017 school year must reapply for the 2017-2018 school year during the Open Enrollment Period. Current waitlist numbers are applicable only for the 2016-2017 school year.
Q. If I have a child who receives an offer and is registered, does my other child automatically get an offer of enrollment?
*To review more about sibling priority and restrictions, please review the policies and procedures.
Great Hearts Academies does offer application priority status for siblings of students currently enrolled at a Great Hearts academy. A student is considered fully enrolled when s/he has accepted an offer of enrollment, and completed and submitted all required registration paperwork. Once a student is enrolled at Great Hearts, any sibling on a waitlist will be moved up the waitlist along with other applications with priority status. Sibling priority does NOT guarantee enrollment, but does significantly improve likelihood of enrollment.