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Who Should Apply


Who Should Apply


Long-View kids are ready to learn. They enjoy getting their hands dirty, thinking about new ideas, and meeting people who challenge them. They are persistent with projects and like to work alongside others.

Our best-fit students have strong self-regulation skills, a positive identity as a learner, and are curious and enthusiastic. They have solid reading skills and are excited to be at a school where they will learn to think and be challenged. All Long-View kids show evidence of intellectual motivation and aptitude for rigorous academics. Some Long-View kids already have a love of mathematics, science, and/or coding but others have never had a chance to develop a strong identity in these areas and their parents know that Long-View is the place this can all change.

Long-View families are serious about supporting their children in becoming lifelong learners, highly value STEM learning, and want to be a part of discovering and implementing new education models. 

We will be accepting 2nd - 7th graders for the 2018-19 school year.


Get to know us

Get to know us


Get to know us.

Long-View has a unique approach to education. We are a micro-school. We have a rigorous program that emphasizes critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Our website contains an overview, but you can also use social media to know us. We post on Facebook from time to time, and we use Instagram as a daily news feed for our current parents. We suggest you mine through our daily Instagram posts to get a sense of our day-to-day activities, the ethos of the school, and the types of lessons and conversations that make up the Long-View experience.

    The best way to get to get the big picture on Long-View is by attending a Parent Information Session.

Parent Information Sessions are scheduled on a handful of Saturdays and give prospective parents a chance to hear more about Long-View.

Saturday, November 4 at 10:00

Saturday, December 2 at 10:00

Saturday, January 13 at 10:00


Parent Observation Days give you a chance to see the school in action.

Parent Observation Days occur on a school day, after each Parent Information Session, and work in conjunction with the Parent Info Session to give you a fuller understanding of our school. You'll spend an hour with us, observing classrooms in action and hearing us talk more about the philosophies that underlie Long-View learning. This is a unique opportunity to see what makes Long-View special.

We feel strongly that we need to limit the amount of people in our space to honor the current students’ needs, as we have an open classrooms filled with small groups hard at work. Due to the distraction observers cause in our students' day, we have limited spots for Observation Days. Please sign up early!

Monday, Nov 13, 2018 at 9:30

Thursday, Dec 7, 2018 at 9:30

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 at 9:30

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 at 9:30



Application Process

Application Process


Our Application Process:

1. fill out an on-line application for your child

2. submit the $75 application fee to complete your child's application file

3. schedule a Demo Day for your son or daughter (this is Long-View's version of a "testing day") 


The Long-View application is an extremely important factor in our admission decision process. We recognize that we ask for a great deal of parent effort to complete the full application. We take your application very seriously, and consider it to be a critically important part of the process of discovering whether there is a good fit between Long-View and your child, and Long-View and your entire family. Given Long-View’s unique approach, it is important that both the school and family applying have ample opportunity to explore ideas, questions, thoughts, and feelings, and our application serves as a springboard for those later conversations.


Demo Days

Like everything at Long-View, we are thinking differently about how the admissions process goes, and how a "testing day" looks and feels for a child. Long-View's version of a "testing day" for applicants is called "Demo Day." All priority consideration applicants are scheduled for a Demo Day session lasting approximately 90 minutes. During Demo Day, we run a Demo or Demonstration Lesson for a small group of children and our assessment of each child's readiness for Long-View occurs within the context of the lesson.

*After your child's application is submitted, we will contact you to give you a date/time slot for your child's Demo Day during one of the dates below.

Saturday, January 27 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, February 16 from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Student Shadow Day

After the Demo Day, some -- but not all -- student applicants may be invited for a Shadow Day. On a Shadow Day, a student applicant is invited to spend a 1/2 day or day immersed in the Long-View community. During this time, we observe how your son or daughter integrates him/herself into an academic learning community in order to make final admissions decisions. Please don't read too much into whether or not your child is asked for a Shadow Day; this decision is not only based on individual children, but can be related to group dynamics, age levels, social interests, etc.


Notification of Acceptance

Admissions decisions are made thoughtfully, based primarily on the family’s and school’s shared vision regarding educational approaches and practices, as well as the child's eagerness to learn and ability to handle a rigorous curriculum within a collaborative community environment. Notice of acceptance will arrive via email, from mid February - March 2, with contracts and deposits due two weeks after the acceptance email. Students to whom we are not able to offer admission will be placed in our wait pool upon request, in case there are fall, winter, or spring admissions openings.






We take the application very seriously, as it provides our first opportunity to get to know your student and your family and to see whether there is a good fit between Long-View and your child.

Thank you for taking the time to fill it out as completely and honestly as you can. Applications for priority consideration are due by January 22, 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until open spots have been filled.

The below link will connect you to our online application, which contains sections entitled "Personal Information," "Family Information," "Educational History," and "Parent Essays."



If you are committed to applying to Long-View, please submit an application.


Application Processing Fee

We require a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $75 per child. The application processing fee is waived for siblings.


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One of the things that makes Long-View stand out from the local independent schools is that we have a flat, transparent tuition model

We do not assess extra fees, we don't ask you to buy any supplies, and we don't fund-raise.

That's right! Pencils - check. Science journals - check. Laptops - check, check. Everything is included. 

Long-View's tuition is far below the typical local tuition rates because you aren't paying for buildings, extra staff, athletics, or a large range of grade levels.  We are keeping it simple . . . it's all about curious kids, strong teachers, and great lessons. The best "ingredients" together in a simple and fresh package.

Annual Tuition for 2018-19:


Registration Fee for 2018-19: