Chagrin Valley School does not use test scores or grades from previous schools as criteria for admission. We admit students if they, their parents and the school believe that the student will thrive here. Enrollment may happen throughout the year beginning with an optional trial period. If at the end of the trial both the family and the school are satisfied that there is a good fit, the student will be enrolled for the year.

Chagrin Valley School welcomes children without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, economic background, gender, and sexual orientation and families without regard to composition. The school also accepts students with or without special needs or giftedness, however the school is not a therapy school. Also, Chagrin Valley School is a non-traditional unaccredited school - all school families must register as Homechoolers within their local school district. It is our understanding that a parent/guardian may withdraw a child from public school at anytime during the year and enroll in our school.

Admissions Process

1. Learn About the School

  • Review info on our About & FAQ pages
  • Research democratic and Sudbury schools, self directed learning
  • Attend an informational session or open house

2. Come for a Visit

  • Schedule a tour by emailing kellyworkingwell@gmail.com
  • Prospective students may attend a school preview or camp
  • New students/families can have a trial week before they are ready to commit to enrollment for the rest of the year

3. Enroll!

Tuition & Financing

The school is part of the farm/school/store enterprise at Kelly’s Working Well Farm. Families who are part of the school are part of the whole enterprise. Families in need of financial aid may contribute time and expertise that will add value to KWWF in one or more of its domains. Approved contributions will be worth $25/hour in tuition remission.