Admission Policies

Basic Information

Keystone Adventure School and Farm will consider for admission any young person within the age guidelines regardless of race, creed, social status, or cultural background.

A student will not be denied admission to the school because of a handicap unless this handicap seriously impairs the student's ability to successfully complete the school's academic program or unless the school cannot provide sufficient physical or educational care for the individual.

Keystone Adventure School and Farm retains the right to set local admission standards and policies.

Student's Records and Recommendations

A prospective student's transcript, recommendation forms, and records concerning behavior and attendance are all considered in determining a prospective student's eligibility to enroll.

The parent(s)/guardian(s) of applicants must complete the full application, including information regarding the student's interests, attitudes, strengths, and challenges.

Current teacher and/or caregiver recommendation is also required.

Visiting the Campus

A visit/tour of the school by prospective parents and students is part of the enrollment process and may be accomplished through a guided tour and/or a shadow visit.


Based on the information provided, a student may be:

    1. accepted unconditionally

    2. accepted under contract with defined expectations, limitations, and consequences

    3. accepted, either conditionally or unconditionally, but placed on a waiting list

    4. denied admission.

Admission decisions are communicated in writing. Official acceptance is communicated to parents in writing via a contract signed by both the family and the school. A two-week trial period is standard for all newly admitted students.

A student becomes eligible to enroll only after he/she has been accepted for admission and extended a contract (except in the case of those placed on a waiting list who become eligible to enroll when a place opens for them).

Preschool Requirements

A student must be 3-years-old by September 1st and potty trained at the time of admission to the 3-year-old Preschool program.

Tuition and Fees

A $50.00 non-refundable application fee is due with submission of the application. 

Space for a child cannot be held until the signed contract is returned with the non-refundable $500 Enrollment Fee.

Tuition can be paid as a one-time payment which offers a 3% discount on the total amount or in 1O equal monthly installments. Either the full-pay option or first installment of the monthly payment must be received July 1.

All tuition must be covered by tuition insurance.

The monthly payments are due on the first of each month following July 1 with the last payment on April 1.

All other fees are set and due in August on Information Day.

Need-Based Tuition Discounts

Need-based tuition discounts may be applied for after the child has been accepted for enrollment. For children currently enrolled, the deadline for application will be communicated by the school.