Frequently Asked Questions
Are there age requirements for admission?
To be considered for the preschool program, students must be three years of age by September 30 of the year they start school. Students applying to junior kindergarten and kindergarten must be four and five years old, respectively, by September 30 of the year they start school. Students applying to grades 1-8 are admitted to grade levels appropriate for their development.
Will you consider my application after the application deadline?
Although the official deadline for applications is in mid-January for the following year, Langley will review applications if space remains available in select grades. Please contact the Admission Office if you would like to submit an application after the application deadline.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. Need-based financial aid is available for all students who qualify. For information regarding our financial aid program, please visit Tuition & Financial Aid.
What are The Langley School’s hours?
The school day runs from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for grades K-8 (with staggered dismissal times from 2:45 – 3:15 p.m.); from 8:00 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. for junior kindergarten (with an option to extend the day until 2:45 p.m.); and from 8:00 – 11:50 a.m. for preschool (with an option to extend the day until 2:45 p.m.).
Do you offer after-school programs to extend the school day?
Yes. Langley’s Club E.D. program provides an after-school option for all students from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on regular school days. For preschool and junior kindergarten students, Leopard Spot begins at the conclusion of the regular preschool and junior kindergarten day and runs until 2:45 p.m. daily. Learn more about our after-school programs.
What is the average class size?
While class sizes vary by grade, Langley’s overall student/teacher ratio is 7:1. We build our classes each year to create diverse and balanced classrooms.
Is bus transportation available?
Yes. Langley operates our own bus service and offers round-trip, one-way, and half-day bus transportation for all ages.
Does Langley offer student lunches?
Lunch is available for purchase daily, Monday through Friday, for students in junior kindergarten through grade 8, as well as preschoolers participating in the Leopard Spot program.
Do students wear uniforms?
No. Our students do not wear uniforms; however, Langley does have a student dress code that is outlined in the school’s handbook. During special occasions, students are expected to dress “Langley Respectable.”
Is there any high school placement counseling provided?
Yes. Navigating the high school application and selection process is an important step in our students’ educational journey, which is why Langley is here to assist parents and students every step of the way. Our students are consistently accepted to the most respected high schools in the area. Learn more about the high school placement process.
How will the school communicate with families throughout the year?
Langley maintains our strong partnership with parents by keeping families well informed and in touch through a weekly school-wide e-newsletter, frequent class updates, and an online parent portal. In addition, parent/teacher conferences are held twice a year.
How can parents get involved at Langley?
Langley’s active parent organization, the Parent Association of The Langley School (PALS), offers numerous volunteer opportunities in the classroom, in the library, or as part of a special event like the Fall Fair or spring auction. PALS also hosts speakers on a wide range of topics pertinent to our parents.
How do I get more information about The Langley School?