Enrollment and Admissions

Policies are written to further clarify guiding principles and projected timeline of events. The O’Quinn School of Porter Gaud adheres to certain requirements when accepting students. The O’Quinn School is open to all students on a space available basis. The O’Quinn School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin.

All prospective applicants will be placed in an application waiting pool. Beginning January 1, 2009, applications will be accepted only after the birth of a child.

Options noted on the Application for Enrollment form are morning Pre-School programs unless otherwise noted. The O’Quinn Pre-School program begins at 8:30 and ends at approximately 11:30 AM. We offer Extended Hours (“EH”) for certain options as noted on the Application for Enrollment form. For EH, the School is open from 7 AM to 6 PM. Pre-School and EH program hours are subject to change. We currently offer 3 day (MWF) and 2 day (TTh) options for two and three year olds in either the morning or EH program. We also offer a 4 day (M-Th) morning program for four year olds, as well as 5 day morning and EH options. O’Quinn Schools four year old Discovery program provides geography & science based curriculum; these children attend our four year old program in addition to the Discovery program. Our 5K (Kindergarten) program is offered for 5 days per week; it begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 2:30 PM.

The enrollment process begins with pre-registration for existing students. Once pre-registration is complete, O’Quinn School will determine the number of spaces available in each age group based on capacity in that age group and the anticipated number of returning students. Available spaces in each age group will be filled initially by the following preference order:

1. Children of staff of O’Quinn School and Porter-Gaud
2. Siblings of current students at O’Quinn School

After preferences have been filled, applications will be considered. Prospective applicants will be contacted and provided information on options available and cost of these options. Prospective applicants will continue to be contacted until all open spaces have been filled. After an age group is filled, O’Quinn School will continue to maintain an application waiting pool for each applicant.

Upon acceptance of a Pre-school admission, a non-refundable registration fee is required to secure the spot. For all 4-K and Kindergarten acceptances, a non-refundable deposit of the full monthly tuition is required. Due dates for all registration fees and deposits will be published at the time of acceptance. Failure to return required registration information by the due date may result in forfeiture of the spot.