Journey School is a tuition-free and donation-dependent public charter school in Orange County, California. Journey’s program uniquely blends academics, arts, and ethics in a wholesome environment. We are very pleased you are interested in applying for admissions at Journey School, the first charter school in the high performing Capistrano Unified School District.
Enrollment update for the 2016-2017 School Year
As of September 9, 2016, we have multiple seats available in our 6th grade class and we no longer have a waiting list. Therefore, applications are currently being accepted for 6th grade (only) for the 2016-17 school year until further notice. Email Kris Reynolds for information about how to apply.
The application window for the 2017-2018 school year will open on October 1, 2017 and will close on February 28, 2017.
As a school of choice with unique offerings and high expectations, it is important that you are well informed prior to applying. Therefore, please take the following action steps before you submit a Lottery Application:
- Spend time carefully reading through the website, links, and Frequently Asked Questions about the lottery.
- Sign up early and attend a mandatory school tour during the 2016-17 academic school year prior to the February 28, 2017 Lottery Application deadline. The adult-only tour is offered on select Wednesdays (while school is in session) from 8:30-11am from October through February. To sign up for a tour, click on the application link below, create a parent profile, and choose your tour date. Please sign up for a tour early as space is limited during peak enrollment times.
- Be sure to complete the entire online application and tour before the deadline on February 28, 2017. Click here for an overview of the application process.
- Required documents for the application include birth certificate (or other proof of birth date) and current proof of residency.
Make An Informed Decision
- Sign up to receive our e-newsletter
- Read Chapter 2 of our School Charter document to better understand our educational program
- Read Journey School Quick Guide for Prospective Parents
- Watch videos and read research on public Waldorf education
- Explore innovative programs in Eco-Literacy, Digital Literacy, and Social Literacy
- Read the 5 Points of Parent Participation (PDF)
Once again, thanks for your inquiry into Journey School. We’re excited for your interest. The enrollment process is a wonderful opportunity for your family to reflect upon your educational values and aspirations. It also marks the beginning of our partnership with all parents.