Currently, Great Hearts does not offer pre-Kindergarten at any of our schools.
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.
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.
Initial offers for 2019-20 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.
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.
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.
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.