Enrollment and Tuition
Before enrolling at RTS, we request that those interested follow these steps to ensure that we are the right fit for you and your family:
Step 1: Research
Please take the time to review our FAQ page, our Values page, read some Monthly Messengers for a glimpse at a day in the life at RTS, and check out our Further Reading selections for insights into the philosophies and research that inspire the work that we do.
Step 2: Tour
If you like what you're learning and you're curious to know more, please sign up for one of our monthly tours by completing an interest survey linked here.
Tours are strongly encouraged for all who are considering enrollment.
Tours are lead by RTS founder, Jim Bailey. Jim will show you around campus and answer any questions that come up. Tours are designed primarily for parents, however children and youth are welcome to join as well.
Step 3: Application
If after the tour your family feels like RTS may be a good fit, please follow this link to apply.
RTS does operate a rolling enrollment schedule, however we do cap our enrollment. Therefore it is possible that after applying your child may be added to our waitlist.
Step 4: Trial Day
Once the application has been submitted your child may be eligible for a trial day per our enrollment availability.
You will be invited to schedule a trial day when space is available.
The trial day is an opportunity for your child(ren) to experience first-hand what a day at Rock Tree Sky is like. It is also an opportunity for mentors to observe and learn more about your child.
Please review our Parent Handbook prior to your child's trial day.
After the trial day you may be invited to enroll your child at Rock Tree Sky.
Step 5: Sign and Return Enrollment Agreement
Provided that space is available and we are in agreement to move forward, you will be emailed an enrollment agreement which you will be requested to review, sign and return to our Admission Coordinator along with your deposit. Enrollment agreements can be returned via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or can be delivered to our office on you child's first day at RTS.
Rock Tree Sky is committed to being an economically diverse community. We work with families of all financial backgrounds and offer assistance to make RTS widely accessible. We have never turned a family away due to lack of funds. Public School and Charter School Partnerships* also offer financial assistance to families.
Please view our fee schedule for 2022/23 by clicking here.
*Please contact your specific public/charter school for limitations regarding days of attendance.
Rock Tree Sky is excited to partner with public and charter schools.
This can enrich you child's educational experience and assist in funding attendance at Rock Tree Sky.
How it Works
Rock Tree Sky is an approved vendor for several public and or charter schools including Ojai Unified School Districts Independent Study Program, Summit School, as well as Blue Ridge Academy, and Golden Valley Charter School.
Families enrolled with Summit School are provided access to Rock Tree Sky as a part of their enrichment and enrollment.
Please understand that Summit School enrollment is separate from RTS. Summit School may have its own waitlist at times. To learn more about Summit School please see their website linked here.
In the case of charter schools, families are provided enrichment funds and these can be used to offset the cost associated with attendance at Rock Tree Sky. Please contact us for more information. If you do not see your charter school listed please don't hesitate to ask us about partnership possibilities.
*Please contact your specific charter school for limitations with regards to attendance at Rock Tree Sky.