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Admissions

Choosing the right school is important and we are ready to partner with you in making such a key educational decision. We invite you to explore our website to get an understanding of our diverse community and the values that guide our school.

As we welcome students who have attended public, private or have been homeschooled, the friendly and accepting nature of our student body and faculty allows students to feel comfortable regardless of their background or learning style.

In addition to a strong university preparatory program in the arts, sciences, and humanities, we offer: a values-based education that speaks to the challenges of contemporary life; a warm, welcoming and responsive community and an opportunity for students to participate in the ongoing development of their own school and education.

We believe that a small student population is key to providing a personalized, excellent education.  Our current student-to-teacher ratio is 10:1. Our policy is to enroll any student who is selected in our lottery admission process, and, who has been promoted by any other NC Public System or by any other State school system.  In the case of homeschooled students or students coming from unaccredited private schools, Kestrel Heights School will base all enrollment decisions on nationally recognized testing results the student may have completed or we will have such student take a series of tests to assess their appropriate grade placement.

Follow these steps to start the admissions process:

  1. Complete the application for your elementary, middle or high school student.
  2. Applications may be dropped off, emailed or faxed to Ms. Vargas.
  3. A confirmation email will be sent once the application is added to the lottery database.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Ms. Vargas prior to the lottery drawing to ensure receipt.

Our lottery is a “blind” lottery.  During the lottery drawing, the perspective student names are blindly drawn from the pool of applicants.  Once we have filled the available seats for each grade, we will continue drawing the names and place them on the waiting list in the order they are drawn.

Our lottery application dates are from Tuesday, October 1, 2013 until Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Applications must be submitted prior to February 27, 2014 in order to be considered for the lottery drawing.

The 2014-15 lottery drawing will be held on Friday, February 28th at 3:30 pm at the High School.

Lottery numbers for draft (2/28/2014)

We look forward to assisting you through the application process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office.

Tours

The best way to get to know Kestrel Heights School is to visit us.  As you walk through our school you will interact with our diverse and talented students, meet our dedicated faculty and feel the warm and caring community that is Kestrel Heights.

Beginning Tuesday, January 7th through Thursday, February 27th, tours of all of our locations will be available. Tours are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays during this period at the following times:

10:00 am for Elementary School (4900 Prospectus)
10:30 am for High School (4700 S Alston)
11:00 am for Middle School (4900 Prospectus)

Please contact the front office of the school you would like to tour to make a reservation.

Suzanne Vargas, Admissions
(919) 484-1300 ext. 123

Tim Dugan
High School Director
(919) 484-1300 ext. 124

Richie Mitchell
Middle School Director
(919) 484-1300 ext. 201

Renita Webb
Elementary School Director
(919) 484-1300

Next Lottery Date:
February 28, 2014

KHS Applications for Elementary, Middle and High School Students

Other Kestrel Heights School Forms

 

Returning Registration

Our current students will confirm their intent to return and complete their forms for the 2014-15 school year between Wednesday, January 22, 2014 through Wednesday, February 26, 2014.


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