Lower School Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to TVT lower school (TK-5). Below are the steps of the admissions process. 

Admission Process

List of 6 items.

  • Step 1: Visit TVT (Optional)

    Families typically begin the TVT Admissions process with a visit to the campus. Our Open Houses and campus tours provide an introduction to the school’s educational philosophy, curriculum, extra-curricular activities, facilities, faculty, staff, and students.

    Contact the admissions office to schedule a virtual tour at
  • Step 2: Apply Online

    There is a non-refundable application fee of $125.

    Priority Application Deadline is Feb 1, 2024. We support a rolling admissions process after the deadline until spaces are full.  

    *If applying for financial assistance, please click here 

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  • Step 3: Submit Required Documents

    TVT requires the following admission supporting documents to complete your application:

    TK and K Applicants
    • Preschool Recommendation Form
    Grades 1-5 Applicants
    • Teacher Recommendation
    • Administrator Recommendation
    • Release of Academic Records
    Helpful hints:

    Please print the applicant’s name on each form.
    A parent/guardian must sign each recommendation form and release of records.
    Give the forms to the applicant’s school. The teacher/school should send the forms directly to TVT.
  • Step 4: Student Visits

    Once TVT has received all application and supporting documents, a school visit day (shadow day) or assessment will be scheduled. During this visit, your child will have the opportunity to interact with our current students and faculty. The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your student visit.
    TK and K Applicants

    TK and Kindergarten applicants will participate in a "Taste of Kindergarten" assessment. The purpose of the assessment is to help us get to know your child and determine whether TVT might be a good potential fit. The assessment will last approximately 1 hour.

    Grade 1-5 Applicants
    Grade 1-5 applicants will schedule a school visit day during which they will participate in an individual assessment, visit a peer group classroom, and have the opportunity to interact with students and TVT faculty.
  • Step 5: Admission Decision

    The Admissions Committee will meet to evaluate a student’s completed application for admission. The decision is an intricate one based upon submitted information, historical data, class dynamics, assessment, and observation; qualified siblings of current students in good standing have first priority.

    Decision letters will be mailed in March. We support a rolling admission policy for any remaining available spaces after March.
  • Step 6: Enroll

    Upon acceptance, families will be asked to complete their child enrollment to TVT within 10 business days. Enrollment contracts are submitted online with a non-refundable enrollment deposit/initial payment.
TVT Community Day School is a TK-12 Independent Community Day School in Irvine, CA
Founded in Loving Memory of Naomi Gelman Weiss