The decision to apply to Canterbury Brook Academy of the Arts is ideally a long-term choice to match your child with the school in which you will believe they will have the most success over the course of their academic journey, no matter what stage he or she is in currently. Our admissions process was designed to give both applying families and CBA staff the ability to make informed decisions and form positive relationships from day one. Please see below for the steps and stages in the process to better understand your path from here:
Parents will fill out and submit an application to the admissions department of Canterbury Brook Academy of the Arts using the TADS system. This allows your entire application, all necessary documentation, and the $50 application fee* to be submitted virtually. If you have any problem at any step within this process, please contact TADS directly. They offer real-time support to all parents, and they are always happy to provide you with assistance. Provided all necessary documents are properly submitted, you will hear back regarding this application within 30 days of applying. (*Application fee waived for currently enrolled CBA students).
In the meantime, your application will be carefully reviewed by CBA's faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees. Through TADS, you will be contacted to set up a time for a virtual family interview. Students entering grades 3 through 9 will also need to take a pre-acceptance diagnostic assessment via a scheduled Google Meet with one of our teachers. Please note that this is NOT a make or break test; it is designed to give faculty and staff necessary information to build the best possible program for your child.
After all family interviews and any diagnostic assessments are complete, you will be contacted by CBA's staff regarding your child's potential acceptance. At this time, you will be prompted by TADS to fill out and submit all registration information. This digital paperwork includes:
~ The annual tuition contract, all of which will be operated through our FACTS system, allowing you to set up a system that works best for your family ~ Payment of the materials and registration fee ($500) through the tuition system ~ Log-in information for your child's Google Classroom, CBA email address, and any online programs necessary ~ The CBA Handbook contract ~ Information for our Health Office and Emergency Contact information ~ Updated IEP or 504 information to be uploaded where applicable