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Admissions & Open Enrollment Information

Enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year

No applications or wait list requests will be accepted for the current 2016-17 school year. If you have any questions, please call 970-986-8219

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 School Year

Being a publicly funded D51 charter school, enrollment in Juniper Ridge Community School is open to all students of the Grand Valley.

Open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year runs from January 31, 2017 to March 3, 2017.  Should it be needed, a lottery will be held on March 10, 2017.  Any students not given a spot during the lottery will be placed on a waiting list in the order their name is drawn in the lottery. In the event that your child is put on the wait list, you will be contacted by telephone when a space becomes available. Once offered, you will have 24 hours to accept the position.

An Application for Enrollment, your attendance at one JRCS informational meeting, and a $50 application fee are required by March 3, 2017 to be qualified for enrollment.

  • Applications can be dropped off at the office during regular business hours any time between January 31 – March 3, 2017.
  • Applications & application fee can be placed in the secure drop box next to the door after hours any time between January 31 – March 3, 2017.
  • Informational Meetings are held weekly during January and February.  A list of scheduled dates can be HERE.

School tours are available, please call to schedule an appointment at 970-986-8219.


Prospective Parents

Choosing a school that is right for you and your child is a difficult decision to make. We at
Juniper Ridge offer every child the opportunity to engage in a rich cultural experience focusing on healthy, strong relationships, the academics and the arts. At Juniper Ridge an important piece to the program is engaging the family to participate and be an extension of the learning in the classroom. Because of this unique approach, families interested in enrolling their child at JRCS are asked to observe the following process:

  • Become familiar with the Waldorf developmental and artistic approach to education.
  • Make sure children meet the age requirements for Kindergarten and First Grade:
    • Kindergarten: Children must be 5 by June 1, 2017
    • First Grade: Children must be 6 by June 1, 2017
  • Read and agree to school policies and procedures described in the Juniper Ridge Community School Family Handbook
  • Attend a mandatory Information Meeting. School tours are available, please call to schedule an appointment at 970-986-8219.
  • Complete and submit a Juniper Ridge Community School 2016-2017 Enrollment Application (available at Information Meetings) and a $50 application fee