Attend the School

Our open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year is November 16, 2014 – January 30, 2015.  During that time, we are delighted to accept applications for grades K-4 and 6-8.  (Note that we do NOT offer 5th grade for the 2015-16 school year, but do offer all other grades.  We will add 5th grade in the following year.)

We will have one classroom of around 25 students for each of the elementary grades (K-4), and two classrooms about that size for each of the middle school grades (6-8).  We expect to have the most openings in 6th grade, but please apply for any grade.

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

Here’s what current parents say about Connect.

Attend an Info Session

Please join us for an informational session to learn about our school and get an application. Info sessions take place at Connect, 635 Oakside Ave, Redwood City.

  • November 16, 3:00 pm (Sunday)
  • January 7, 7:00 pm (Wednesday)
  • January 17, 3:00 pm (Saturday)
  • January 25, 3:00 pm (Sunday)
  • January 28, 7:00 pm (Wednesday)

No RSVP is needed for info sessions.  Be aware that parking can be tight.  If you have questions, email or call the office at (650) 562-7190.  Please note that our application is not available online.  We want to be sure all families have a chance to learn about Connect before applying.

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.


  • Our enrollment period begins at our first info session on November 16.
  • Applications must be received at the Connect office or by email by 4:00 pm on January 30, 2015.
  • We will hold a public lottery on February 7 and notify families right away about the results.
  • Families must accept or decline their spots by March 2.

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 or call the office at (650) 562-7190.