Application Process

Welcome and thank you for considering Tara Redwood School

Our Admissions Process

For Future Preschool Families

1) Contact  Michelle Takemoto to schedule a school tour at 831-462-9632

Once we have met and you have toured our campus, filled out the initial paperwork and we have all agreed that this is the best situation for your child, you will receive enrollment packet to be completed before the first day of school.

Age Cut-Off Date:

  • 2 years old by September for preschool
  • Under 6 years old as of September 1st
  • For future Grades: 1 through 6 families

For Future Kindergarten Families

1) Contact Michelle Takemoto to schedule a school tour at 831-462-9632

2) Submit an application form
Download Application Form >

3) Once all paperwork is complete, we will schedule an interview with the parent(s)/guardian(s), child and the kindergarten teachers.
Age Cut-Off Date:

  • 5 years old by December 1st for T-K
  • 5 years old by September 1st for Kindergarten
  • 6 years old for First Grade

For Future Grades 1 Through 6 Families

1) Contact Michelle Takemoto to schedule a school tour at 831-462-9632

2) Submit a Student Application

3) Request your child’s records from your current/previous school
Download Release of Records Form

4) Once all paperwork is complete, we will schedule an interview with parent(s)/guardian(s), student and your teacher. For Grades 2 through 5 the process includes a student visit to the class for which they are applying. Some assessments may be administered at the time of the interview.

Of course, not all admissions are as straightforward, and on some occasions acceptance is contingent on other factors. Sometimes special circumstances apply. This can happen if the teacher requests that the applying family complete previously agreed upon obligations before attendance. Typically such requests involve further study, tutoring or, on rare occasions, support from other professionals. This is typically discussed when you meet with your teacher or with the Director.

Our Enrollment Process:

With your Acceptance Letter you will receive an Enrollment Package. It will contain all the necessary paperwork and information required to enroll your child. Before the child’s first day of school, the following requirements must be met:

Your Enrollment & Tuition Contract and all required enrollment paperwork must be filled out completely, and submitted to the office.

Evidence that all immunizations required by the state of California have been met or a signed statement from the child’s doctor that the child is in the process of completing them.

Deposit, fees, and tuition payments have been made when due, as stipulated in the Enrollment & Tuition Contract.

Tara Redwood School welcomes students of any color, race, gender, sexual orientation, and all ethnic, national, cultural, social or religious backgrounds. Financial aid is available.

Thank you for taking the time to consider enrolling in Tara Redwood School. If you would like a full enrollment package or if you have any questions, please call (831) 462-9632 or email

School Hours

8:30am – 3:00pm
Village Campus
8:30am – 3:00pm
Preschool until 5:30pm
Elementary until 5:30pm

Preschool School Calendar
2017 – 2018

Elementary School Calendar
2017 – 2018

2017 -2018 Elementary School Calendar

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