Admissions

AUCP Admissions

Thank you for your interest in AUCP! We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Please see the link below for our paper application, and we hope to have our online application available soon. The application deadline is February 9, 2018.

We have two openings in our four- and five-year-old classes (Dolphin/Eagle) for the 2017-18 school year. Please email AUCP Membership for more information.

We invite you to learn more about us by attending our Annual Open House or joining a tour. AUCP will offer a fall tour of the school on Monday, October 30 at 10 am, where families will have a chance to view our classrooms and ask questions about life at AUCP. We will hold our annual Open House on Saturday, January 20 at 10 am (snow date January 27), where families are welcome to explore our classrooms and playground, meet teachers and parents, and learn more about our philosophy. If you are unable to attend the Open House, there will be another tour held on February 6 at 10 am. Children are welcome to attend the Open House and tour, although for tours children will not be able to go into the classrooms while classes are in session.

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How to Apply

Apply Online: Complete your application online, and pay your application fee by credit card or Paypal: 2018-19 Online Application

Paper/Check: Download and complete the application from the link below. Send completed applications and a $35 check (made out to AUCP) to Margaret Lefbom; AUCP Membership Co-Chair; 4444 Arlington Boulevard; Arlington, VA 22204.

2018-2019 AUCP Application

AUCP accepts children ages four months (six weeks if sibling enters the program) to five years of any race, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin.

If you have any issues downloading the application, please feel free to contact AUCP Membership to have a copy emailed directly to you.

“I believe I am a better parent because I am surrounded by people who know my child and who have been a wonderful source of information, suggestions, and reassurance.”
– AUCP parent

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Admissions Policies

AUCP is open to applicants of any race, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin. AUCP conducts a lottery each year to fill any openings and does not carry a waitlist over from year to year (although some priority is given to those who were on the  waitlist in the prior year). There are priority groups within our lottery system, as listed below. After the application deadline, applicants will receive notification of their admission or place on the waitlist.

Admission Priority Groups:

  1. Children of AUCP faculty1 and current students returning to the same class2
  2. Current students
  3. Siblings of current students
  4. Former students and their siblings3
  5. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington pledging members and friends4
  6. Applicants from the previous year’s waitlist5
  • 1 Faculty members only have priority in enrolling their Panda-age children in one day more than the number of days they are teaching. Requests for additional days will be considered only after the requests of children in groups 2–4 have been met.
  • 2 Current students returning to the Panda class will be given priority for up to two Panda days. However, these students may not enroll in a third Panda class until all applicants from groups 3 and 4 have been offered up to two Panda spots.
  • 3 Former students must have completed 1 full school year to be eligible for this priority
  • 4 “Members/Friends of UUCA” must have been pledging members/friends for at least one year prior to the UUCA application deadline. Status is subject to confirmation by UUCA and its requirements. Only the status of an applicant’s parent/legal guardian is applicable for this priority (i.e., the status of grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. does not impact the applicants priority).
  • 5 Students from the prior year waiting list (who applied by September 30th) will be given priority but must submit a new application and fee.

After the application deadline, new applications will be considered in the order in which they are received, except those of siblings of enrolled students, which will continue to receive priority.

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Application Form (2018-2019)

Download the 2018-2019 AUCP Application form

You may also contact AUCP Membership for an application or with any questions you may have.