Admissions Overview & Important Dates

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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 a tour, please complete this inquiry form 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.) 


  • Wednesday, February 8th, 2023 — “Odyssey’s Meet the Teachers” at 6:30 PM 

*This meeting provides a great overview for the school as a whole and is intended for both currently enrolled and prospective families. rsvp

  • Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 – Re-enrollment Tuition Contracts are Due by 5 PM *We will have an new online link for parents released in early February!

*Currently enrolled families must have ‘23-’24 tuition agreements on file with the admissions office 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. 

  • Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 — New Family Enrollment will occur using a FACTS online interface set the release in early February 2023. 

*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 ‘23-’24 student at Odyssey. 

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.

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 lives of intention and purpose with an authentic sense of self.

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Community Announcements

  • Registration is NOW OPEN for limited / remaining Odyssey summer camp weeks.
  • Odyssey is NOW ACCEPTING new family admissions applications in grades 5th through 12th. As of May 2023, there may be a wait pool pre-k through 4th grades. Email for an update.
  • Purchase "Pick Up Your Toys, Kirk" -- an amazing children's book by Odyssey kindergarten teachers, Shirley Rotolo (writer) and Sam Sole (illustrator) available now on Amazon! Be sure to list Odyssey on Amazon Smile.

Get In Touch

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.          

Covid-19 & Illness Guidance as of May 2023

Odyssey School has had a strong start the year! As of late May 2023, we've made an update to our Covid policies and procedures.


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