Enrollment documents can be found at the bottom of the page for admitted students.

2018-19 Lottery and Application Dates

The lottery and application deadline for the 2018-19 school year has passed.  To place your child’s name on a wait-list for the 2018-19 school year, please see below for the “post lottery application.”


The Application for the 2019-20 school year will become available by October 1st, 2018.


It is important that you get to know our school before you apply, so that you can determine if it is a good fit for your child.  It is strongly encouraged that you tour the school on one of the tour dates provided during the year.  Tours are not provided outside the planned school year tour dates, so it is important to attend on a scheduled tour date before the tours end for the year.  Tours provide an overview of the school programs as well as a tour of the physical space.  There are also opportunities to ask questions. Tours typically last 45 minutes-1 hour.

Tour Dates: 

Please note: The Expedition School refills seats in grades K-6th.  The Upper School Tours are for rising 5th-6th graders only.

It is recommended that children first grade age and younger remain home during the tour if possible. Our elementary tour is adult focused, and young children tend to become restless.

Upper school students (rising 5 and up) and older elementary students (rising 4) are encouraged to attend the tours.

Elementary (K-4) November 2, 2018 9:15 AM   Upper School (5th-8th) October 26, 2018 8:30 AM
Elementary (K-4) November 27, 2018 9:15 AM   Upper School (5th-8th) November 29, 2018 8:30 AM
Elementary (K-4) December 3, 2018 6:30 PM   Upper School (5th-8th) December 3, 2018 6:30 PM
Elementary (K-4) January 17, 2019 9:15 AM   Upper School (5th-8th) January 18, 2019 8:30 AM
Elementary (K-4) February 15, 2019 9:15 AM   Upper School (5th-8th) February 14, 2019 8:30 AM
Elementary (K-4) February 18, 2019 6:30 PM   Upper School (5th-8th) February 18, 2019 6:30 PM



For tours held during the day, you must bring a valid driver’s license to check-in to the school and participate in the tour. Please park in the upper gravel parking lot..  Walk along the paved driveway down the hill to the main entrance.

Enrollment and Lottery Policies (Read Prior to Applying)

TES Enrollment and Lottery Policy
TES Enrollment Policy Addendum: Grade Placement


Sibling Preference

SIBLINGS OF CURRENT TES STUDENTS: As stated in the Enrollment and Lottery Policy, 

“Siblings of currently enrolled students receive preference in lottery for the following year.  Siblings will be placed prior to opening the lottery to the public so long as the sibling application is received by the published deadline for sibling applications. If there are more siblings than spaces open in the school, a lottery will be held for the siblings prior to the public lottery.

    • The definition of a sibling according to current law includes: half-siblings, step-siblings and children residing in a family foster care home.”

      Applying for 2018-19:

      The 2018-19 lottery has been completed.  Students entered on the post lottery application will be placed in the order the application was received and at the end of the wait lists already formed during the lottery.  There are currently wait lists for all grades K-6.




Anyone domiciled in NC may apply.  Attendance at the school is free of charge. Once you apply by clicking the link above, your child will be added to the application list.  If we get more applicants than seats, a lottery will be held on Friday, February 22rd at 9:30AM at the school.

Seats Available for the 2018-19 School year: Kindergarten will have the most open seats for any given year.  Grades 1st-6th may each have a handful of seats that open up each year.  The Expedition School refills seats in grades K-6th each year. 

If  Your Child Receives a Seat

If your student has been placed in a seat in The Expedition School via our student lottery or because your child is a sibling of a current TES student, you will need to complete the necessary Enrollment Forms in order to enroll. Enrollment Forms are found by clicking below.  Siblings of current TES students will automatically receive a seat, IF space is open in the necessary grade.

Enrollment forms are due within 5 days of receipt of the enrollment notification email.  

Enrollment forms can be found HERE.


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