Process & common questions

At Primer, we know a great education system is one that understands every individual child’s needs, goals, and interests—our application process is the first step in making that possible. Our goal is to get to know you and your family, so there are no wrong answers here.

We don’t give students priority based on past grades, traditional test scores, or their family’s ability to pay. We offer generous income-based scholarships, with many of our families qualifying for full-ride scholarships.

Have questions? See the common questions or reach out to our team at [email protected].

Step 1: Apply

Complete the initial application here. It only takes about 3 minutes.

Step 2: Family interview

Join us for a 30-minute family interview. This will allow you to learn more about our schools, and it will give us a chance to get to know your child and family.

Step 3: Creative task

Your child will be asked to complete and submit a creative task.

Step 4: Congratulations!

We send an acceptance letter to each child who is accepted into Primer.

(Optional) Attend an open house

After applying, we'll invite you to attend open houses at our nearby schools. Open houses are a great opportunity to explore the facilities, meet our teachers, and connect with other prospective families.

Common questions

This looks incredible…but sounds expensive. Can I afford it?

Our philosophy is that every child deserves a high-quality education, so we offer generous income-based scholarships. Many of our current students are on full-tuition scholarships.

Is it complicated to change schools?

Not at all. We’ll help guide you through the steps you need to take to make it happen. You don’t even have to wait until the next school year rolls around. We’ll make sure your child’s school transition goes smoothly no matter what time of year they start.

Is Primer really different?

Our parents, students, and teachers give a resounding yes. Our schools prioritize real-world learning and problem-solving, and our smaller class sizes mean that teachers can give your child the personalized attention they need to thrive. The result? Students are happier at school than ever before.

When is the deadline to apply? Is it on a rolling basis?

Applications are evaluated for admissions and scholarships on a rolling basis. You don’t have to wait for a new school year—you’re eligible now. You can learn more by filling out our information form