School Enrollment

Chagrin Valley School accepts students ages 5-17 for our full-time school program. The 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 (depending on availability) beginning with a 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 can 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. Chagrin Valley School does not have formal education accreditation, so families must register as homeschool within their local school district which is an easy process that we can help with. 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.

2019-20 School & Preschool Calendar

July 18 – School Info Session – Public Event 6pm-8pm

August 25 – School Family Potluck 4:30pm-6:30pm

August 26 – First Day of School

August 30 – Great Geauga County Fair field trip (during school, optional)

September 2Labor Day, no school

September 3 – First day of Preschool

September 21 – Pig Roast School Fundraiser – Public Event 3pm-7pm

October 3 – Time Bank Info Meeting – Public Event 6-8pm

October 14 Indigenous Peoples’ Day, no school

October 17 – School Family Apple Cider Social 4-6pm

November 7 – School Parent Support Group 6-8pm

November 23 – Holiday Craft Fair – Public Event 10am-3pm

November 27-29Thanksgiving Break

December 20-January 5Winter Break

January 20Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school

March 16-20Spring Break

May 25Memorial Day, no school

May 27 – Last Day of Preschool

May 29 – Last Day of School

School Admissions Process

1. Learn About the School

2. Come for a Visit

  • Schedule a tour by emailing
  • New students have a practice period of four weeks before committing to enrollment for the rest of the year

3. Enroll!

  • Schedule an enrollment meeting
  • Complete enrollment paperwork & pay one month’s tuition for the practice period
  • Start coming to school!

School 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.