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ADMISSION


The first step of admission is to apply for enrollment. Please click here to fill out the online application.

Online applications are received immediately. If there are available seats for the grade level you applied for, you will be contacted within a couple days.

If there are no seats available, your student will be placed on a wait list. As seats become available throughout the year, your student will move up in the wait list. You will be contacted when it is your turn for the next available seat.

When a space opens up for your student, one of our registrars will call or email you (at the number and email address you have provided on the online application) and ask you to come by the office to pick up the registration packet.

The registration packet needs to be filled out completely and delivered to the elementary office (for grades K-5) or main office (for grades 6-12) along with the following:

  • Immunization records
  • Attendance records
  • Discipline records
  • Academic records (transcripts or report cards)
  • Valid photo ID(s) of parent(s)/legal guardian(s)*
  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Non-refundable fee of $80 per student (for grades 1-12 only)**
  • First month’s payment of $300 per student (for Kindergarten only)**

The administration will review the full application and make a final decision for admission.

* If the legal guardians’ names are not on the student’s birth certificate, proof of legal guardianship may be required.

** Rates are subject to change based on free/reduced lunch eligibility. Please visit the elementary or main office at Lotus School for Excellence for all Free/Reduced Lunch Applications. These need to be submitted annually.

Lotus School will admit all students, on a space-available basis, will not charge tuition and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, age, ancestry, or athletic performance.

  • LSE will not enroll students over 19 years of age unless continuously enrolled in public schools and making satisfactory progress toward high school diploma.
  • There is no requirement of residence for the student, or for the student’s parent or guardian.

Lottery Process
Lotus School holds a public lottery to select the students to be admitted.

  1. In the lottery, all names are randomly selected and listed in order separately for each grade level. Any sibling of the student automatically gains the privilege to be admitted with him/her.
  2. Admission of the sibling(s) is due to availability of space in the respective grade.
  3. Once the school capacity is exceeded, the remaining students are listed in the waiting list. The students who do not apply in the regular lottery period are added to the end of the waiting list in the order they applied.

The vacancies after the lottery placements are filled with the students in the waiting list. Siblings of currently enrolled students have the privilege of admission without the lottery unless there are more sibling applications than the number of available seats. In that case, another lottery may be held to determine which siblings will be enrolled. Remaining siblings will be placed on top of the wait list in the order their applications were received.