Application Process

We are currently accepting applications for our elementary (K-5) and middle school (6-8) programs for the 2015 – 2016 school year on a space available basis. Please call (858) 576-2120 to speak with Alyssa Ballard regarding specific grade level openings.

The following outlines the steps of our application process:


Schedule a Tour

You may schedule a tour by contacting Alyssa Ballard at or (858) 576-2120.

During the tour you will have the opportunity to ask questions, meet the Executive Director, visit the classrooms and hear what makes TCPS a unique educational community. At the conclusion of the tour you will receive a folder that includes an application packet and materials about TCPS. You may also download the application packet below. 


Complete the Application Packet

The application packet contains:

  • Records Release Form and the Permission to Evaluate Form
  • Application for Admission Form for each student you wish to be considered
  • Teacher Recommendation Form – This form is to be completed by the student’s teacher(s) and returned directly to TCPS by the teacher.

If you submit a digital application, please note that a hand-written signature is required for all applications prior to completion.


Schedule an Evaluation

Once all materials are complete and we receive the $100 non-refundable application fee, we will schedule a time for your child to meet with one of our teachers for the evaluation. The goal of this 45-minute evaluation is to begin to get to know your child. 


Receive Written Notification

Once all documents have been returned to The Child’s Primary School and all evaluations and assessments are completed, parents will receive written notification of a decision regarding placement at TCPS. It is expected that this process will take a minimum of two weeks.

*TCPS values diversity in its students, faculty and staff. TCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, creed or national origin in the administration of its admission, financial aid or employment determination.