Step 1: Research!

We are not a typical school! Dat School is a learning center committed to trusting children to direct their own education.   

Learn more about Self-Directed Education to understand the underlying philosophy of our learning center.

Explore the ALC educational model and our FAQ page. Learn from some of the videosbooks, and articles that have inspired this approach to learning and community. Check us out on Facebook. 

Step 2: Review our Tuition Info Page 

We offer tuition on a sliding scale. Full tuition is $ 10,000 annually. Please read through our Tuition Info Page to understand our collaborative, trust-based tuition policy. 

Step 3: Apply and Attend a Parent Interest Session

Complete our online application. If you cannot pay full tuition, make sure to complete the tuition worksheet along with your application. 

RSVP to a Parent Interest Session to learn more about our learning center and have your questions answered. You may attend a Parent Interest Session before applying. See the "events" page to check out the dates of the next sessions. They happen almost every week!

Step 4: Visiting week

A visiting week allows the student to experience what it is like to be here and lets us to make sure the student is a good fit for our environment. Your child can attend a one or two week “trial period” ($100 for one week; $175 for two weeks). This longer visit allows students to participate in the variety of experience at Dat School since each day is different.
 

Step 5 : Final Enrollment

When enrollment is offered, we will ask for a 20% deposit of your annual tuition agreement. Enrollment will be officially confirmed when the enrollment agreement is signed, all other enrollment forms are submitted, and the deposit has been paid.