If our school feels like a good fit for your family, please download and fill out an application. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are due by March 1st, 2014 for priority enrollment.

Once we receive your application, we will arrange for an interview as a way for both of us to be able to ask and answer questions and begin to establish a relationship. Admission decisions for families who applied by our priority enrollment deadline will be sent out on March 15th. If your child is accepted to IC Community School, your enrollment form with a deposit/materials fee will be due within 1 week of our notification.

Tuition for the 2015-2016 = $8,800-$15,400 sliding scale
Materials Fee/Deposit =$500-$1,000 sliding scale

Extended care: We will be arranging extended care coverage for our students as we start to get to know the families who are interested in joining us. This will be an additional cost.


Admissions decisions are made thoughtfully, based primarily on the family’s and school’s shared vision regarding educational approaches and practices. Additionally, we will consider the home language of your family as we strive to create a linguistic balance in our classes.

Download Application 2015-2016

You can complete this application in your browser if you are using a Mac. When you are done, go to "save as" to save the file to your computer. Please change the name of the file to ChildsNameApplication.pdf. If you are using a PC you may need to copy your answers into a word document, or print out your application. You may submit your application my email at or mail to 5515 Dover Street, Oakland 94609.

Sliding Scale and Tuition Assistance

To create the school community that meets our school's vision, we anticipate that over 50% of our families will apply for some amount of financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year.

Like other schools, we will be using an online service to help us make our financial aid decisions. We will use the information we get from this service to determine a sliding-scale range for your family that can combine tuition assistance and work-exchange hours in a way that works both for your family and for the growth of our school. To request this sliding-scale option, please indicate so on your application and then apply for financial aid online.

Need more tuition assitance than available on the sliding scale? If we feel that your family is a particularly good fit for our school vision we are committed to working together to find a way to make our program within your financial reach, while still allowing us to cover our costs.

IC Community School uses the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) Program. It is very easy to use, provides 24/7 help desk support, as well as applications in Spanish. All information from FAST is kept confidential, as is all information pertaining to a family's financial aid request. The application fee is $38.

FAST - Financial Aid