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Our open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year will begin November 1, 2017 and end on January 31, 2018.  On February 5, 2018, we will hold a lottery and create wait lists.  We will continue to accept applications after the January 31 due date.  Late applicants will be added to the wait list based on the date and time received.

We have a few open spots in some grades, and we will gladly continue to accept applications for all grades K-8 at any time. Please contact the school for more information. We invite you to join our community of engaged learners. Email enroll@connectrwc.org or call the office at (650) 562-7190.

We will have one classroom of around 25 students for each of the elementary grades (K-5) and up to two classrooms of about that size for grades 6-8.

Please see the application process and timeline below.

If you have questions, or if you are interested in getting on a wait list to join us, please email enroll@connectrwc.org or call the office at (650) 562-7190.

Here’s a summary of what it’s like to learn at Connect.

Here’s what current parents say about Connect.

Information Sessions

We warmly invite you to attend an information session to learn more about Connect and decide whether it’s the right fit for your child and family. They are held at Connect, 635 Oakside Avenue, Redwood City. No need to RSVP. Parking in the area can be difficult. Carpool with a friend!

  • November 12, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
  • December 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
  • January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
  • January 21, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Application Process

Any child may apply to Connect if he or she lives in California and will turn five before September 1 of the school year. There is no admission test and no tuition. We give priority to residents of the Redwood City School District.

  • At the conclusion of an open enrollment period, we conduct a public lottery to determine which students were admitted and to create our wait list.
  • We are glad to accept additional applications to add to our wait list.

PLEASE NOTE: The enrollment process for Connect is separate from the Redwood City School District. You can find information about that process on the district’s site.

Timeline: Open Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year

  • Our enrollment period begins at our first info session on November 1, 2017.
  • Applications must be received through our online application system by 4:00 pm on January 31, 2018.
  • We will hold a public lottery on February 5, 2018 and notify families right away about the results. Those not immediately offered admission are automatically placed on our wait list.
  • Families must accept or decline their spots by March 12, 2018, or a date to be announced at the time of the admission offer.

Enrollment Priorities

Students currently enrolled at Connect are automatically offered a place in the next grade.  We then fill available spaces in this order:

  • Children of Connect founders and staff
  • Siblings of continuing students enrolled at Connect for the same school year
  • Students who live in the Redwood City School District, in the order chosen during our lottery
  • Students from outside the district, in the order chosen during our lottery

If you have questions about the enrollment process, you can reach us at enroll@connectrwc.org or call the office at (650) 562-7190.