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Enroll Your Child
The Application Window
Although the lottery draw for 2022-23 has concluded, the last day to enroll for this school year is January 19, 2023. Waitlists do not carry over from year to year. Waitlisted families are encouraged to apply through the lottery window for next school year.
The lottery registration window will open from February 1, 2023, through March 7, 2023. The enrollment lottery will be held on March 8, 2023. Parents will be notified of their child's enrollment status immediately at the close of the lottery draw. Families may continue to apply for enrollment after the lottery draw, and will either receive an offer of enrollment or notification of waitlist.
The Application Process
Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes. To apply:
- Visit our SchoolMint portal to create a login and submit an application.
- Indicate which Gem school you would like your child to attend.
- Choose which method of communication works best for you to receive enrollment related updates (text/email).
A random enrollment lottery will be held in early March to determine which students will fill the available spots at each Gem Prep school.
If randomly selected, you will be notified via email and/or text and invited to accept the enrollment offer and complete registration for your child.
Students who are not randomly selected to attend Gem Prep will be placed on a waitlist, and the order of the waitlist will be randomly determined.
If a spot becomes available, students will be selected from the waitlist and parents will be notified of their child’s selection and informed of their next steps. The applications of students on the waitlist will remain on file for the entire school year.
Enrollment after Lottery
Parents who miss the open registration window may still apply for their students to attend the schools. Students who apply after the lottery has been drawn will be placed on the appropriate school’s waitlist and enrolled as seats become available.
Waitlists fluctuate a good amount from the time the lottery is drawn to the time schools open in August. We encourage families to apply as soon as they are interested in enrollment and stay optimistic about their child's opportunity for enrollment throughout the summer months. While you wait, we invite you to join us for a tour and an information session to find out more.
If you would like further information about our schools, information sessions, or tours please click on the link to enter your information and a representative will contact you.
Interested Family Form