Lamplighter, Hockaday, Greenhill, Meadowbrook…. Do Dallas private schools like these ever take kids off of the waiting list? In a word, YES!
Dallas private schools sent out their acceptance letters on Friday, with most contracts and deposits due two weeks later. Admissions counselors will start tallying their replies the next week when school resumes after spring break. If prospective families get their replies in quickly, phone calls to waiting list families may begin between Monday and Friday. However, more commonly, admissions directors start calling on that Friday and into the next week. Usually, classes are set by the middle of April.
There may be movement in April due to issues like job relocation, divorce, financial problems, etc. However, more typically, spots open up around the time that tuition is due (either May 1st, June 1st or July 1st). Admissions directors pull out the waiting list and start making phone calls again. And this can continue right up to the start of school in August, and sometimes into the first few weeks of the school year.
So if your child is on a waiting list right now, don’t be discouraged. Be sure your child has a place to go next year. Let the admission director know you are interested and will take a place if offered. Then settle in and keep your fingers crossed!
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