Thales Academy - Admissions FAQs

Admissions FAQs

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!

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 admissions 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 August 15. 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, please keep in mind that as soon as the application system opens, applications begin flooding in. Therefore, it is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. We review applications on a first-come, first-serve basis based on the date that an application is submitted. Once all seats have been filled for a class, we begin a waitlist.

To begin the admissions process, apply here.

Is there an application fee?

Yes, each application submitted is charged a $25 non-refundable processing fee. 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).

I finished my application online and paid the application fee. Is that all I need to do?

After you have submitted an application, you will receive an email within one business day from a Thales staff member requesting that you begin completing items on the admissions checklist. The required checklist items vary depending on the age of the applicant. Click here for more information about the admissions checklist.

When are admissions decisions released?

Admission decisions are released every Friday at 4:00 p.m. from mid-February to mid-July. To receive an admission decision, all admission requirements must be completed in your checklist. Once all requirements have been fulfilled, please allow two weeks to receive a decision.

If you apply after school starts, you will be notified of a decision shortly after you complete the required items on the admissions checklist.

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

Once families are given an admission decision by Thales Academy, they have 6 days to respond. If your child is admitted, and you'd like to join Thales Academy, you must "accept" the admission and submit a contract with the nonrefundable, tuition-deductible deposit to officially reserve your child's seat.

If you do not submit a contract with the deposit, please know that we will move forward with accepting other applicants. If you are ready at another time that is past your decision due date, please email and we will happily offer your child a spot as long as we have space available.

What happens after my child is accepted?

After your child is accepted, you will be required to submit a $200 (Pre-K) or $300 (K-12) non-refundable, tuition-deductible (deducted from overall tuition bill) intent deposit to reserve your child’s seat.

Do you accept scholarships or offer any discounts?

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

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

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

Can I apply for a mid-year transfer?

Yes, we accept mid-year applications. Since we start school in mid-July, we recommend applying before January. If you are relocating to the area, we understand that applying before January is not always feasible. Regardless, we encourage you to begin the application process as soon as possible. Mid-year transitions require some perseverance on the child’s part, but they are completely doable and we've had many successful transfer students!

Are current families required to reapply each year? How do you handle transfers to another Thales Academy campus? How do siblings of a current student apply?

No, current Thales Academy students do not need to reapply each year - even if you are looking to transfer campuses! If you would like to transfer to another Thales campus, simply contact with your transfer request, and we will notify you when there is an opening at the requested school.

If you are a current Thales family looking to apply for a sibling of a current student, please sign in to your OnRecord account and select “Start an application for a sibling” on the Resources homepage.

For other general FAQs, please click this link.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please email directly.

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