How to apply


Thank You for Your interest in Applying to

Old Orchard School

We are delighted you found Old Orchard during your school search and look forward to moving through the admission process with your family. Here you will find detailed information about the application process. 


Limited Seats Available for 2023-24 School Year

We have a limited number of seats available and are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Prior to applying, please contact our Admission Team to discuss grade level availability. We can be reached at: (408) 378-5935 or


Key Dates for the 2024-25 School Year


Applications for the 2024-25 school year are available within the Admission Portal


NOVEMBER 15, 2023

Tuition Assistance applications are available within FACTs Grant & Aid portal


JANUARY 10, 2024

Tuition Assistance applications due (Financial Needs Assessment plus all supporting documentation) .


JANUARY 22, 2024

Priority applications due. To be considered in the first round of decisions for the 2024-25 school year, be sure to submit your application and complete your Admission Checklist no later than January 22. Supporting materials needed to complete your checklist vary by grade (see below for additional detail).  Applications are submitted via our Admission Portal.


MARCH 15, 2024

Priority admission decisions delivered via email. 

March 22, 2024

Family decisions due. Submit the Enrollment Contract and Enrollment Fee to accept the offer and secure your child's seat in the classroom. 

Applications received after the priority period will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates will be offered admission or a place on the waiting list if no seats are available. 

Admission Contacts

Colleen Altendorf

Lower School - Office Manager, Admission Assistant

Amar Devi

Business Manager

Natalia Kisseleva

Upper School Admin & Yearbook Editor, Admission Assistant

Tracie Tunnell

Director of Admission & Enrollment

Application Steps & Requirements