Tours for the 2020-2021 school year will begin in October 2019. You will be able to sign-up for a tour time here starting in September. We look forward to meeting you, learning more about your family, introducing you to our play-based program and giving you a tour of our beautiful, historic campus.
We ask each prospective family to attend a tour to receive our admission packet, which includes our application. Tours are comprised of a meet-and-greet that includes a current Paddington parent, campus highlights, classroom visits, an overview of our philosophy/curriculum and time for Q & A along with our Head of School.
Tours are conducted October through February for the following school year, with applications due in February. All families that tour and submit an application by the deadline will be placed in the same applicant pool. Decisions regarding admission are not made by lottery or on a first-come, first-served basis. You can expect to hear about admission decisions in March.
At Paddington, we believe that balancing ages, genders, birth order and diverse backgrounds of students in the classroom is crucial for creating a supportive learning environment for all children.
The School makes every effort to enroll students in the first or second schedule choice, as indicated by returning families on the re-enrollment or sibling enrollment form, or on new applications. Should there be more demand than space available for a particular schedule, decisions regarding enrollment are addressed systematically to: • Align children of Paddington employees with the parent’s schedule • Align siblings so that they attend Paddington on the same days • Honor the first or second schedule choice, as indicated by families on the application • Fill full-time schedules • Balance diversity • Balance genders • Balance birthdates Please e-mail our Admissions Coordinator, Therese Aleinikoff, with additional questions.