Thales Academy - Admissions FAQs

Admissions FAQs

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What is the difference between a Tour and a Prospective Parent Night?

Tours provide you the opportunity to visit during the school day to see our program in action and to ask questions directly to the campus administrator while touring the facilities.

Prospective Parent Nights are held after hours and provide an opportunity for you to see the curriculum, talk to teachers and administrators, and tour the facilities.

Click here for our Tour and Prospective Parent Night schedule. No registration is required - you may attend the event that best fits your schedule!

Please note that due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we are unable to host on-campus tours and Prospective Parent Nights at this time. However,  In the meantime, you may watch a previously recorded Facebook Live information session (links below) that includes much of the same information provided on a tour. We hope to offer campus tours and events again soon!

Pre-K-5 Information Session: View on Facebook or YouTube

6-12 Information Session: View on Facebook or YouTube

May I bring my child to a Tour or a Prospective Parent Night?

Yes, we would love to have your child as involved in this process as you want them to be! However, your child’s attendance is not required and does not affect admission decisions.

Is there an age cut off for students applying to Pre-K or Kindergarten?

Yes, in order to enroll in our Pre-K program, applicants must be 4 years of age by October 31 of the entering school year. In order to enroll in our Kindergarten program at our Franklin, TN campus, applicants must be 5 years of age by September 30 of the entering school year. In order to enroll in our Kindergarten program at all other campuses, applicants must be 5 years of age by October 31 of the entering school year.

When do applications open for the upcoming school year?

Applications for the upcoming school year open on September 1st. We recommend setting a calendar reminder, so you can submit your application early!

When is the application deadline?

We follow a rolling admissions policy, so we do not have an application deadline. However, it is recommended that you submit an application as soon as possible. Applications are considered on a first come, first served basis according to submission date. Once classes have reached capacity, we begin a waitlist for a limited number of candidates.

To begin the admissions process, apply now.

Is there an application fee?

Yes, we charge a $25 non-refundable processing fee per student application. Each sibling application will be charged an individual $25 fee (e.g., if you are applying for two children, the total application fee is $50).

What is the admissions process?

Please see the Apply Now page for step-by-step details on the admissions process.

When are admission decisions released?

Admissions decisions are released each Friday starting in January and continuing through the beginning of the academic year.

To receive an admissions decision, all admission requirements must be completed on your checklist, including a student interview.

How long do I have to respond to Thales Academy's admission decision?

You must respond within 6 days to your decision from Thales Academy.

To officially reserve your child’s seat, you will need to complete a contract which includes a $200 (Pre–K) or $300 (K–12) non-refundable, tuition deductible deposit. You will be notified by email that your student has been accepted and the enrollment contract will be available through your onRecord account.

If you do not submit a contract with the deposit in the time frame allotted, you will forgo your spot and we will move forward with accepting other applicants. If you are ready at another time that is past your decision due date, please contact to discuss enrollment options. All acceptances are dependent on current space availability.

What happens after my child is accepted?

Once you complete your contract and pay your tuition deposit, your child is officially enrolled at Thales Academy!

Information regarding teacher assignments, school supplies, etc. will be provided by campus administrators prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Do you accept scholarships or offer any discounts?

Yes, we accept the NC Opportunity Scholarship at North Carolina campuses and you may apply for financial aid from the Luddy Schools Scholarship Fund.

The Luddy Schools Scholarship Fund is available for students who have been accepted to Thales Academy and are in hardship situations. Information about how to apply for the Luddy Schools Scholarship will be provided upon request after acceptance is granted. All Luddy Schools Scholarship awards are based on objective financial need, determined by using a form similar to FAFSA.

Additionally, we offer sibling discounts (at select campuses), early pay discounts, and monthly payment plans.

Learn more about our scholarships, discounts, and payment plans here.

Can I apply for a mid-year transfer?

Yes, mid-year applications remain open until the end of the second quarter. While mid-year transfers can be challenging, we encourage you to apply! We would love to make Thales a part of your child’s educational journey.

If you would like to transfer your child past the second quarter, please contact to discuss enrollment options. We do make exceptions for students who are already suited to the classical education model.

All acceptances are dependent on current space availability.

Are current families required to reapply each year?

No, current Thales Academy students do not need to reapply each year. Re-enrollment is automatic unless a campus administrator is notified of intended withdrawal.

How do you handle transfers to another Thales Academy campus?

If you would like to transfer to another Thales campus, simply contact your current campus with your transfer request, and we will add you to a transfer request list and notify you when there is an opening at the requested campus.

How do siblings of a current student apply?

To apply a sibling of a currently enrolled student, log into your onRecord account and select the “Start an application for a sibling” tile. This will allow you to begin an application for any additional family members.

For other general FAQs about Thales Academy, please visit our FAQ page.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact our admissions team at or 919-208-9782.

Thank you for considering Thales Academy for your child! We look forward to meeting you.

[My son] is truly loving the experience there. He really enjoys all of the students and staff and just can’t stop talking about it when he gets home. We are so excited to be a part of the Thales family!
- Thales Parent