Admissions

Thank you for your interest in La Paz Community School!

We are accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year on a rolling admissions basis.
We will begin to accept applications for the 2015-2016 school year on January 1, 2015.

Admissions at La Paz Community SchoolLa Paz Community School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, color, ethnic or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, or any other school administered programs.

The La Paz admissions process is one of the most important aspects of administration of the school.  The mission set forth by the Admissions Committee is to maintain the sustainable growth of the school while accepting a diverse array of students and families in our school whose strengths and weaknesses will help to foster a vibrant community of lifelong learners.  In order to facilitate the admissions selection process, the following dates have been established.  All admissions inquiries should be sent to admissions@lapazschool.org or directed personally to the La Paz North or South campus at +506 2654-4532 or +506 2654-6087.

  • January 16th, 2015 – Board of Directors announces new fee structure for the 2015-2016 school year.  Administration releases 2015-2016 academic calendar including payment deadlines and vacations.
  • January 30th, 2015 – Early Matriculation Deadline for returning families ($500)
  • February 6th, 2015 - Early Admissions Deadline with all applicants informed of status by February 20th:  All applications received on or before February 6th will be considered by the admissions committee.  All families will be informed of their admissions status within 5 business days.
  • March 27th, 2015 – Regular Matriculation Deadline for returning families ($750)
  • April 17th, 2015 – Regular Admissions Deadline with all applicants informed of status by May 10th:  All applications received on or before April 17th will be considered by the admissions committee including those that have been delayed from the early admissions program.  All families will be informed of their admission status within 5 business days.
  • Rolling Admissions: Any applications received after April 17th, 2015 will be considered on a rolling admissions basis which follows the same protocol as the Regular Admissions process.

Admission Status Descriptions:

  • Accepted:  Upon receiving notification of acceptance into La Paz, a family has two weeks to complete the enrollment process in order to secure their place at the school.
  • Waiting List:  The Admissions Committee has the responsibility to maintain the academic integrity of the La Paz experience by placing qualified families on the wait list.  When and if there is space available, wait listed students will be immediately informed of their acceptance.
  • Rejected: La Paz Community School is unable to accept all applications.  The admissions committee is instructed to reject students who are not appropriately prepared for the academic experience at La Paz.

Financial Assistance Opportunities

  • Scholarship Program (See details here):  The scholarship program is designed to give significant (above 50%) financial support to local families who would not have the financial resources to consider enrolling their students at La Paz.  The application process requires a detailed financial analysis for each family as well as a home visit.  The Admissions Committee works with the Scholarship Committee to identify the applicants who are most likely to excel at La Paz.
  • Financial Aid Program:  Any family may apply for financial aid by communicating with financialaid@lapazschool.org directly.  The program is meant to accommodate new and returning families who struggle to meet the full tuition requirements for La Paz.