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Profile of an Applicant

RGS seeks to admit students who we believe can succeed socially and academically and welcomes all families to apply to Rio Grande School. 
The Admissions Committee makes decisions in the best interest of each applicant, as well as in the best interest of the specific grade level. Students are admitted based on the school's ability to meet their academic, social, emotional, and physical needs, and on the basis of gender balance, and available space. If a class is enrolled to capacity, prospective students are placed in a wait pool. As openings are confirmed, prospective families are notified.
Siblings of enrolled students and children of RGS faculty and staff receive special consideration, provided they meet the academic standards of RGS. Rio Grande School seeks economic, racial, and ethnic diversity.
Children with identified or emerging learning differences are welcome to apply. Rio Grande School embraces the fact that children have different learning styles. In determining a child’s admission to and re-enrollment in Rio Grande School, the two questions RGS seeks to answer are, 1. Can the child be successful in our program? 2. Will the family operate in a partnership with the school and, if necessary, with any outside tutors to create a successful educational experience for the child?
RGS offers differentiated learning opportunities for all students, and will work with students who need accommodations in the classroom in order to be successful. The school employs a full-time Differentiated Learning Resource Specialist who works with all students.
Rio Grande School does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith or religion, physical ability, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid policies, or other school-administered programs.