• We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.  If you are interested enrollment for 2017-18, please apply here.
  • Rolling enrollment: Mid-year enrollment for the 2016-17 school year is currently closed.
  • Tuition is offered on a sliding scale, making us one of the most affordable private schools in NYC. Tuition is generally paid in monthly installments from August – June. Learn more about our tuition process here.

Enrollment Process:


Step 1: Research!

We are not a typical school! ALCs are committed to trusting children to direct their own education. Explore the ALC educational model and our comprehensive FAQ page on the ALC Network site. Learn from some of the videos, books, and articles that have inspired the this approach to learning and community. Dig into the content in our About section. Check us out on TumblrFacebookTwitter and our blog

Step 2: Review our Tuition Info Page

We offer tuition on a sliding scale. Full tuition is $22,500 and the current minimum is $4,500, annually. Please read through our Tuition Info Page to understand our collaborative, trust-based tuition policy.

Step 3: Apply and Attend a Parent Interest Night

Complete our online application and pay the $25 application fee. If you cannot pay full tuition, make sure to complete the tuition worksheet along with your application.

RSVP to a Parent Interest Night to learn more about our ALC and have your questions answered.  You may (in fact we encourage you to) attend a Parent Interest Night before applying.

Step 4: Visiting Week(s)

The following visiting weeks have been scheduled to support new enrollments for 2017-18:

  • April 3rd-7th
  • May 1st-5th

The visiting week allows the student to experience what it is like to be an ALC student and allows everyone to determine if our ALC is a good fit. Visiting week preferences can be chosen in the enrollment application.

Step 6: Final Enrollment

After the visiting week enrollment will either be offered, or it will be communicated that ALC cannot serve the applicant at this time.

When enrollment is offered, we will ask for a 20% deposit of your annual tuition agreement. Enrollment will be officially confirmed when the enrollment agreement is signed, all other enrollment forms are submitted, and the deposit has been paid.