The Willow School admits students any time there is an opening in a classroom. However, the majority of students enter the school at the beginning of the school year in August of each year. Spots that become available during the school year are typically filled from the wait list. If the wait list is exhausted and there is still a spot available, we will advertise that availability through social media and local news sites. If you would like to place your family on the wait list you can find the Wait List Application below.
Enrollment for 2023-24 School Year
Enrollment for the 2023-4 school year will begin on January 30, 2023. We will contact families from the wait list to fill available spots in each classroom. If spots remain after exhausting the wait list, those spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
If you wish to apply for the 2023-24 school year, please fill out the Wait List Application. As soon as a spot becomes available we will contact you. If you would like to visit the school for a tour, dates and times of tours can be found under the Tour tab.
The school’s calendar coincides with City Schools of Decatur. Students enrolling for the 2022-23 school year will start school in August 2, 2022. The Willow School 2022-23 school calendar with exact start dates and school closing dates will be available in March 2022.
Enrollment for the GA Lottery Pre-K Program
The Willow School offers a Georgia Lottery Pre-K Program that provides a school day Pre-K program at no cost to families. After school care is available at an additional charge. There is no wait list fee or registration fee for the Pre-K program.
If you are interested in enrolling in the Pre-K class for the 2023-24 school year, please submit a Wait List Application no later than March 13, 2023. The drawing for available spots will be held on March 15,2023 and families will be notified as soon as possible after the drawing of the results. If there are more applications than available spots we will build the wait list in order of the drawing.
School Age Summer Camp
The Willow School offers an eight week summer program for children ages 4-10 years old. To learn more about the fun and interactive summer experience for elementary children, please visit the Programs page to find information, camp dates and options and the application to sign up.
Enrollment for school age summer camp is first come, first served. Send in your summer camp application now to ensure summer fun!
The Wait List
Most classrooms typically have a wait list. The wait list carries over from year to year, so there is no need to reapply if your child is not enrolled during the current school year. To place your family on the wait list please fill out the Wait List Application. As soon as a spot becomes available you will be contacted. Feel free to contact us if you would like to check on the status of your application.
General Admissions Policies
The school year runs from August through July. Spaces that become available during the school year will be filled from the wait list. If no wait list exits, the school will advertise open spaces through facebook, newsletters and on its website. The school will have advance registration for the following school year in January/February of each year.
The Willow School retains the right to make decisions regarding enrollment and classroom makeup and placement based on the needs of individual children and/or the larger school community.