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.
Step 2: Review our Tuition Info Page
We offer tuition on a sliding scale. Full tuition is $ 7000 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.