INSTRUCTIONS & PROCEDURES

proceduresAdmission to the Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau is strongly guided by our mission and philosophy: to provide children with a preparatory education in a welcoming, caring, and non-discriminate environment. Students of all races, religions, national and ethnic origins, and socioeconomic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. As a result, our families represents a richly diverse international community within Austin and our alumni become true global ambassadors.

If you are interested in discovering our prep educational program, we invite you to contact us at info@frenchschoolofaustin.org.

Each inquiring family will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our Director and to take a personalized tour of our building. We also welcome prospective parents and students to our Open House event.

We look forward to meeting you and introducing you to the EJJR community.

OUR ENROLLMENT PROCESS

If you would like to visit our school, you may attend one of the informative Open House offered during the school year or  schedule a private meeting after 5:30 p.m. or on Saturday mornings. To reserve space in these limited group events, or to schedule a private meeting, please register in advance by filling out an inquiry form. Click here to fill out an inquiry form.

Our Open House & Informational Sessions are organized for parents only (no children please) to introduce them to our school and curriculum. We will have the opportunity to meet with your child at a later time.

You are invited to return the Application for Admission along with all necessary documents to Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau at 11607 North Lamar, Austin TX 78753, using regular or First Class Mail (not certified mail). You are welcome to drop off your application in person or during our open house or at a private meeting. Complete, sign and date the Application Form; include your child’s last two years’ transcripts (if applicable); and a check of $100.00. Your application will not be processed without the payment of the processing fee of $100.00. This fee is non-refundable. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee admission to our school.

Click here for the application for admission

Upon reception of your complete application package, and if needed, a private meeting, with your child, will be scheduled to further discuss possibilities of enrollment JJR.

Trial Visits can be scheduled for your child to visit our school. The student will attend school with his/her classmates for at least three days. We encourage families to schedule several trial visits for their children. Days of trial visits can be scheduled apart on in a row to accommodate all families. A trial visit release form and other release forms must be turned in prior to the child starting the trial visits. Child Wellness Form will be needed at time of enrollment only

Click here for the Trial Visit Release Form

Click here for the Release Forms

Once you have received notice of your child’s acceptance, which is conditional upon certain entrance exams requirements, when/if applicable, you will be asked to provide additional materials:

  • A signed and completed Tuition Agreement.
  • School records of the previous two years (when applicable).
  • Enrollment Fees including 10% deposit of annual tuition, New Student Fee and Material Fee. See Deposit amount per level under Tuition & Fees.
  • An Evaluation Form at preschool level, if applicable. Click here for the Evaluation form.
  • A Pre-School Readiness Form, if applicable. Click here for the Pre-School Readiness Form.
  • A recent photo of your child.
  • A copy of his/her birth certificate.
  • A copy of his/her updated immunization record.
  • For Middle School Students: Report cards for the two previous years. A letter of recommendation is recommended. This applies from 6th Grade through 8th Grade.

Note:

  • If the entrance exam applies, parents will be notified of the required Entrance Exam.
  • No entrance exam is necessary for incoming preschool and K students.
  • For incoming preschool and K students, since these younger grades are not given transcripts, a general evaluation from the preceding school is required: Preschool Readiness Form for Preschool or Evaluation Form for Kindergarten.
  • For those entering 1st Grade through 8th grade, applicants will be asked to take EJJR Entrance Exam and/or interview.

Ecole Jean-Jacques Rousseau is a unique opportunity for young children to share different cultures and languages and take advantage of the excellence of a French education in an American multicultural setting. We are looking forward to meeting with you very soon.