We offer year-round rolling admissions as long as space allows.
Tuition is offered on a sliding scale, making us one of the most affordable private schools in Philadelphia. Learn more about our tuition process here.
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 the comprehensive FAQ page on the ALC Network site. Learn from some of the videos, books, and articles that have inspired this approach to learning and community.
Step 2: Review our Tuition Info
We offer tuition on a sliding scale. Please read through our Tuition Info Page to understand our collaborative, trust-based tuition policy.
Step 3: Apply and Attend an Open House
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 an Open House to learn more about our ALC and have your questions answered. You may (in fact we encourage you to) attend an Open House before applying.
Step 4: Visiting Week(s)
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. Your visiting week will be scheduled after we receive your 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.