Admissions & Enrollment
Admissions for the 2016-2017 school year are now closed. Applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now available.
The Parent Information Meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held Thursday February 2nd @ 6:00 pm and Saturday February 4th @ 10:00 am. If you would like to learn more about the Village School, please click on this link to watch a short video that reviews some of the unique elements of the Village School curriculum.
2017 - 2018 Application for Enrollment
The 2017/2018 Lottery will be held March 17, 2017.
Reminder: Applicants need to reapply for every year's lottery. Waitlists will not be carried over to the next school year.
The Village School maintains an enrollment process and lottery independent of District 4J and is not included in the 4J School Choice process. More information about the Village School lottery process can be found below.
THIS School Year: 2016-2017
The lottery for the 2016-2017 school year was held in March,. All grades are full and have waiting lists. If you would like to apply for enrollment or to add your student to a waiting list, please complete an application for the 2016-2017 school year lottery and email, fax, or mail it to our school. Please call the office with questions.
It is important that you list on your application which Parent Information Meeting you attended. If you were unable to attend a Parent Information Meeting in February of 2015, we ask that you come to our school office to get a brochure and check out a short DVD about our unique school. Please note this on your application.
It is very important that all applicants become familiar with the school’s educational approach and be willing to support their children’s full participation in all school activities. If you have any questions, contact our office at 541-345-7285.
The Village School maintains an enrollment process and lottery independent of District 4J and is not included in the 4J School Choice process.
In the event that there are more applicants than spaces available in a class, a lottery will be held to distribute the spaces fairly. The Village School maintains an enrollment process and lottery independent of District 4J and is not included in the 4J School Choice process. The lottery for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on March 17, 2017. Each year we will notify by phone all students placed into a class, and we will mail notecards to students placed on the wait list. It is very important that phone numbers and mailing addresses listed on enrollment applications are up-to-date. Applicants need to reapply for every year's lottery. Waitlists will not be carried over to the next school year.
Out of District Enrollment
Proof of residency is required for all enrolling students. Students must be current residents of the 4J district to be placed on an in-district list. The Village School's enrollment policy requires applicants from within the 4J School District be given the first opportunity to enroll in available spaces at the school. However, Oregon's charter school law allows students to apply to the school from outside of the school district without an inter-district transfer, and at no cost. Applicants from out-of-state who are planning to relocate to Eugene will be placed on the out of district list until they become 4J residents.
The wait list does not carry from the previous year. Applicants must apply each year. When the school receives notice that a student is withdrawing, staff will consult the wait list to fill the space. Parents will be given 48 hours to respond to the offer. Therefore it is very important to update your phone numbers throughout the year. If we are unable to reach you or do not receive a response, we will move down the wait list. Please note that once the classes begin in the fall we will be give 24 hours in order to expedite filling the class.
Parent Information Meetings
It is strongly recommended that all prospective parents attend a meeting to become familiar with the school’s educational approach and be willing to support their children’s full participation in all School activities.
Siblings of children currently enrolled at the school are given the first opportunity to enroll in classes for the upcoming year, provided that the family apply for enrollment during the re-enrollment period prior to the lottery date and provided that there is space in the class. If the class is full, siblings are placed at the top of the wait list before the lottery occurs.
Class Cap Policy
The Village School class caps will be set by majority vote of the Board of Directors every year in January for the coming school year and may be reviewed or reset by a majority vote of the Board based upon budget. Students will be added to each class until it is full to capacity throughout the year from the waiting lists, on a first come, first served basis.
The Board may determine from time to time by majority vote that a class be closed to new enrollees in order to preserve the educational and social integrity of the particular class. Notwithstanding the policies set forth above, the 8th grade class will be closed to new enrollment each year on November 1st, unless the majority of the board votes to reopen the class to enrollment for financial or other reasons not specified here.