Our Admissions Process
The Jones-Gordon School admits students on an ongoing basis. Students are accepted to our school with consideration of the following: number of openings available, appropriateness of our program for the student, the student’s “fit” with our school culture and with his or her potential peer group(s), and other determining factors.
**Please note: due to COVID-19 precautions, all in-person meetings and student shadow days are postponed indefinitely. We are, however, still operating remotely during our regular business hours and we DO have some (albeit very limited) space available for 2020-21 school year! Please contact Admissions Director, Tracie Glover Hawxhurst, directly for information on joining the JGS community: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions FAQs During Campus Closure
Yes! We have limited space available in select grades. Call (480)563-5588 or email us today to inquire about certain grade levels.
The Jones-Gordon School’s Admissions Office is open for business remotely and is delighted to work with children and their families via email, phone, and video conferencing.
During this period of campus closure, the Admissions Office is working remotely from 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We are engaging with parents and families through a parent/student video conferencing interview. The Admissions team is also happy to coordinate video conferencing calls and phone calls with key members of our school community.
In the event that the government mandates that we, along with other educational institutions, must remain on a distance learning schedule, JGS is developing an appropriate contingency plan that is in line with the law and the best way to educate our children in the next school year.
Yes. Please reach out directly to Director of Finance, Jessica Wilhelmsen for details.
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JGS’s Typical Admissions Process
In order to consider your child for admission to The Jones-Gordon School:
1. First, complete an Online Inquiry Form.
2. Next, RSVP to attend an Admissions Preview (multiple dates each month throughout the school year) where you’ll learn more about JGS & tour our campus.
3. If, after attending the Preview, you feel we could be the right school for your child, submit an Online Application and associated documentation along with the $150 application fee.
4. Once the application and documentation are received and reviewed, the Head of School or Division Director will contact you to discuss thoughts, ideas and recommendations. Your child may be invited to join us for 1-3 campus visits/shadow days. When shadowing, the applicant accompanies his or her JGS student host through the school the day, allowing potential students to get a feel for the JGS experience.
5. After the shadow period, an admissions decision is made. This decision (made by our Admin team, with JGS teacher input) is based on determining if we are able to meet your child’s needs—academically and otherwise. During off-season enrollment times, admissions may be based on specific class/FLEX availability; in order to accept a student, we must feel strongly that we are able to offer your child his/her optimal schedule.
6. If your child is accepted as a JGS student, you will receive a link to the Online Enrollment Packet (a $1500 deposit is required; this amount is deducted from the total annual tuition). Once completed, your child is officially a JGS student!
In cases where we determine that the student is not a good fit for our program or that we aren’t able to meet the student’s needs, JGS staff does its best to provide referrals to other potential schools, programs, or services.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy: The Jones-Gordon School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Jones-Gordon School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or any other school-administered programs.