We want our admissions process to be simple, friendly, purposeful and collaborative.
Welcome to ATI St. Louis
We are glad you are considering ATI St. Louis. We know that choosing a school for your adolescent is a big decision, and we look forward to partnering with you throughout the process.
What makes ATI St. Louis unique is our holistic approach to growth and learning through real-world opportunities, individualized pathways within a strong community setting, and supportive one-on-one relationships between students and staff. Our Socratic-based approach fosters analytical thinking with an understanding of others’ perspectives. ATI St. Louis students are owners of their experience, and are encouraged to take healthy risks in a safe environment that encourages each student to meet their full potential as they prepare for life beyond secondary school.
The best way to understand ATI St. Louis is to see it in action. When you tour our campus, you’ll see classes in progress, meet our remarkable staff, and hear from students about their experiences within the program. Ready to learn more? Schedule a tour below!
Admissions Process & Timeline
We want our admissions process to be simple, friendly, purposeful and collaborative. We’ve laid out the key aspects of our admissions process below to make it easy for you to see each step along the way.
For the 2020-21 school year, we welcome all grade levels and are especially eager to welcome 7th graders to our community, as well as high school students eager to take on the challenge of our IB offerings.
There are 3 key steps in our admissions process.
Step 1 – Learn about ATI by attending one or more of our events this fall.
Step 2 – Consider a Shadow Day this fall to experience a day in the life of ATI.
Step 3 – Submit your application to ATI, which includes financial aid if necessary.
If you are considering transferring to ATI St. Louis for the current 2019-20 school year, please go here to learn about our transfer process.
Please Note: if you are still interested in applying for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact the admissions team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'd love to meet you!
As a first step, we’d love to meet you!
We have a range of opportunities for interested families and students to learn about ATI, talk to our staff, and begin the admissions process.
Book a Tour. We offer tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long, and are an opportunity to talk to staff, visit a class, and answer questions. Space is limited. Please sign up here to secure a space on an upcoming tour.
Sign Up for a Shadow Day
Once we’ve had a chance to meet and you’re ready to learn more about the ATI experience, we ask that students sign up to attend a Shadow Day at ATI. Our shadow day allows prospective students to have an authentic day-in-the-life experience of our school, to connect with current students and staff, and to engage in our learning community. We welcome students and provide support and check-ins throughout the day to make sure they have what they need to feel comfortable and engaged.
Apply to ATI St. Louis
We partner with TADS to manage your application in one convenient place.
Here's what to expect in TADS:
Parents will be asked to share contact information.
Students will be asked to answer a set of application questions so we can get to know them better.
Students will be asked to provide current transcripts.
Students will be asked to provide 2 letters of recommendation from adults who know your student well.
If your family is applying for financial aid, you will be asked to submit appropriate financial information in FAST.
To begin your application for enrolling your student at ATI, please start by signing up here with TADS.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition at ATI St. Louis is $13,950 for the 2020-21 school year.
We offer generous financial aid based on demonstrated need and would like to partner with you to help you afford ATI. Approximately 66% of our ATI St. Louis families receive financial aid.
The application process for ATI’s financial aid program is administered by an external, third-party system called the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition Program (FAST). FAST follows nationally established standards and ensures that all information submitted is kept confidential. The application is quick and easy, and all information provided will be kept strictly confidential. Click here to apply.
Our financial aid decisions are made independent of admissions decisions.
If you have questions about financial aid, please contact: email@example.com.
Transfer to ATI
If you are interested in transferring to ATI St. Louis in the current 2019-20 school year, please complete our interest form, and you will be contacted within 48 hours to have an initial conversation.
The transfer process requires an initial phone or in-person conversation to get to know each other, a completed application, a shadow day visit and interview, and a completed financial aid application (if needed).
We have limited spaces available through the first semester so we encourage you to contact us via our interest form as a first step as soon as possible.