Admissions Process

The following is an overview of the admissions process… IMG_6493

Contact us via online request

Our online form will be sent directly to our school coordinator, who will call you to get some preliminary information about your child. From this point on, the school coordinator will serve as your primary contact for information regarding enrollment. At the end of this phone call, the school coordinator will give you instructions on how to  schedule a tour.

Mainspring Academy Tour

During the tour you will get to see Mainspring Academy as it is functioning during a normal school day. The tour will be conducted by a member of the Academy administration who will highlighting the uniqueness of our academic institution. During this time you will spend time discussing your child’s current academic placement, your goals for their future, and what you are looking for in a school.  We ask that when you come for your tour you bring documents that will help us learn more about your child, as this will greatly expedite the enrollment process.

Document Review

After your tour, Mainspring Academy Administration will do a thorough review of your child’s psychological and academic history.  Examples of documents that we review include:

  • Most recent IEP
  • Psychological Reports
  • Assessment Reports
  • Probe sheet data
  • Medical Reports
  • Work Samples
  • Any other information that will give us an understanding of where your child is educationally and behaviorally.

Once we receive this information, we will schedule an observation, which is the final step in the enrollment process.


Your child will visit the school and will be placed in a classroom to gauge your child’s ability to perform in the academic environment. These observations can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour.  Please send any necessary items in order for your child to be successful and comfortable during the observation. In order for staff to see how your child will function during the school day, you will not be allowed to accompany your child during the observation, but rather will spend time with an administrator discussing you child.

Administrative Review

After you have completed all of the above steps, Mainspring Administration will make a final enrollment decision.   If the decision is a “yes” we will forward you an enrollment packet and contract, that you must return with your $500 registration fee to secure placement.  If we do not feel that your child is an appropriate fit, we will recommend alternative placement.


Mainspring Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic or other school administered programs.