Admissions Overview & Important Dates

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Admissions at Odyssey

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision. Odyssey’s admission process is designed to help us get to know one another, to develop relationships and for families to learn about the distinctions of an Odyssey education. 

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us! A good place to begin is to review our Mission and Values as well as our commitment to Equity and Inclusion. Interested families can register or rsvp for tours, open houses and opportunities to meet teachers. Published dates are below.  

Odyssey’s Admissions Director, Kristin Harkey, leads both in-person and virtual tours with the greatest availability on Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule, email  or click the button. (Scheduling by calling the school’s main office may cause delays, whereas Kristin aims to respond to emails within (2) working days.) 

Given Covid related health and safety protocols in place on our campus, the admissions process may look a bit different this year. Whatever the format may be, we look forward to getting to know your family. 




  • Monday, November 15th, 2021 — “Early Bird” Application Deadline

*Applying by this date does not guarantee candidacy, but it does signal to reviewers that Odyssey is one of your top choice schools for the forthcoming school year. Acceptances are made within the mid-to-late spring time frame, usually by the end of March. 

  • Wednesday, January 26th, 2022 — “Odyssey’s Open House” at 6:30 PM 

*Likely to be offered by Zoom, this meeting provides a great overview for the school as a whole and is intended for prospective families primarily although currently enrolled families are welcome too. 

  • Wednesday, February 9th, 2022 — “Meet the Teachers” at 6:30 PM

*Likely to be offered by Zoom, this meeting is a great way for both currently enrolled and prospective students to meet teachers for the forthcoming school year.

  • Monday, February 14th, 2022 — Re-enrolling Tuition Contracts are Due by 5 PM

*Currently enrolled families must have ‘22-’23 tuition contract signed and on file with Jen Stradling in order to reserve their student’s seat on the next school year roster. Missing this date will result in having your student join the prospective student review rounds and candidacy is no longer prioritized. 

  • Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 — New Family Contracts are Due by 5 PM

*If your student has received an acceptance offer, welcome letter and a tuition contract, then the tuition contract must be signed and the deposit submitted in order to become a ‘22-’23 student at Odyssey. We will post the new tuition contracts soon.


A Note About Equal Opportunity

Odyssey School is committed to celebrating diversity of all kids and is committed to equal opportunity admissions practices.  Students are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or sexual orientation.  If a family needs assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.  Odyssey School is pleased to provide such assistance, and no application will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Looking for Returning Family Applications?

If you are already enrolled at Odyssey School, you can download your application to re-enroll here: Pre-K and K-12.

Important Admissions Links:

  • Admissions Overview & Important Dates (you are here)


Odyssey School is an independent, non-profit school with a focus on whole child, emotionally intelligent, personalized curriculum for students in PreK-12.

Our mission is to prepare students, families, and educators to lead the 21st century with an authentic sense of self.

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If you have questions about Odyssey’s mission, community, or programs, please give us a call! You can also contact us to schedule a tour, meet our teachers, our directors, and visit our learning spaces.          

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