Forest Bluff School Admissions Process
Enrollment is full at most ages for the 2023-24 school year. If you would like your child to be considered for the waitlist, please complete a Family Information Form.
The first step in the Forest Bluff School admissions process is to contact our Admissions Director, Lynn Lillard Jessen, at (847) 295-8338, or fill out the Schedule a Visit form on our website. Lynn will answer your questions and schedule a visit of Forest Bluff School for both parents. For the safety and security of our students and staff, any person wishing to visit Forest Bluff School when school is in session must first complete a Family Information Form (see below). We thank you for your understanding.
The purpose of this initial visit is for you to learn more about our school, see our children and teachers in action, and experience the peaceful and enthusiastic atmosphere of our classrooms at all age levels. You will receive an information packet with descriptions of our programs and tuition information for your child’s age level. (Please allow 90 minutes in order to have time for your follow-up questions.)
The second step is to arrange with our admissions director a time for your child to meet with one of our teachers for a brief visit and acquaintance to the school. Parents of children under age three are invited to remain in the classroom with their young child. Visits for the youngest children may last 15 to 20 minutes and for older children, approximately 20 to 30 minutes. For children ages four and older, we request to speak to the child's current teacher. Additionally, we request prior school records for all elementary age children.
If you would like to request enrollment for your child, the third step is to call our admissions director to discuss your desired date for entry to Forest Bluff School. If we are able to accept your child for the start date you request, you will receive a formal letter of acceptance to Forest Bluff School and a deposit invoice to hold your child’s space. Otherwise, you are welcome to request placement in the waiting pool of applicants until a space becomes available.