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Applications reviewed and admissions decisions made on a rolling basis.

2nd Nature Academy seeks students whose strong desire to learn and ability to think creatively suggests they will thrive in the school’s challenging, integrated academic environment. We expect students to actively contribute to the school and to the community. 2nd Nature Academy students and their families are expected to embrace the school’s mission statement and philosophy.

Academic readiness or achievement, social and behavioral maturity, and motivation will be considered. Available openings in a given class also influence the decisions of individual student selection. Preference is given to siblings of current students.

Prospective Students

Prior to beginning the application process, we strongly encourage all applying families to familiarize themselves with:


If there are no current openings in an applicant's grade, accepted families may choose to be placed on a waitlist. Families on the waitlist will be contacted when a space becomes available.

Kindergarten Age Requirements

Students must be 5 by September 30th to be eligible for 2nd Nature Academy kindergarten. For students who do not meet the minimum age requirement or could use an extra year for social-emotional or academic readiness, we recommend our interim-kindergarten program.

2nd Nature Academy is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").

Admissions Application Process


Submit an inquiry

Click this link or scroll to bottom of page to request an introductory phone call with our Director of Admissions.


Complete and submit all application materials & fee

After the introductory phone call, the Director of Admissions will provide the applying family with all required materials. All applicants must pay a $50.00 application fee at this stage.


Schedule a student shadow day

If a completed application passes a preliminary review, we'll discuss options to schedule a student shadow day.


Admissions decision is delivered

The Admissions Committee reviews all application materials and Shadow Day feedback from teachers before arriving at an admissions decision. Families are informed of decisions by mail.



No application will be considered complete and ready for review until all required steps are completed and all elements are submitted. Receipt of application/admissions materials must be confirmed by a representative of the Admissions Committee.

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