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Thank you for your interest in the Homestead School. We are honored that you are taking the time to learn about us. If you have any questions or concerns, we are always here to help!

Prospective families are invited to tour the school. Please request a tour for your family of our Glen Spey or Hurleyville Campuses.
Interested families should submit an application for their child. You can do so here.
Limited tuition assistance is available to current and incoming families based on financial need.
A student visit to attend a day of classes may be requested — especially for older applicants.
After a Registration Conference and once accepted, families will be asked to complete the enrollment online and pay the enrollment fee of $75.
We are looking forward to meeting your family!
We host an annual Open House each June for potential, new and current families. See our Events Calendar for details.

Important Admission Dates

Jan. 1st

If you are planning to apply for a scholarship or financial aid for your child, online applications open on January 1st for the coming school year.

Feb. 1st

The deadline for Friends of the Homestead School scholarship applications and Homestead School financial aid applications for the coming year is Feb 1st.

Feb. 20th

Current enrolled families who wish to re-enroll, need to submit their re-enrollment forms through TADS by February 20th.


Mar. 1st

Prospective families wishing to enroll for the coming school year will need to submit their application by March 1st. Later applications will be accepted as space allows.

Apr. 20th

On April 20th a $1000 non-refundable tuition deposit is due by to hold your child’s spot for the coming year.

Peter Comstock
Peter Comstock, Co-founder

“Marsha and I started this school to give children an outstanding education — while having the gift of being a free-spirited child as long as possible, and of learning how to grow food and be in balance with nature.”

Nisha Gupta
Nisha Gupta, Director Primary Program

“The Homestead School is truly a magical place to grow up — especially for our older students. As they go through the transformation of  early adolescence, it provides a safe space for them to find themselves.”

Jack Comstock
Jack Comstock, Director Secondary Program

“We believe, by teaching every child how to take care of our planet, our people, and our future, we can raise the next generation to be the force of change. This is what we set out to do at the Homestead.”

Lori Zambarano
Lori Zambarano, Director of Admissions

“Montessori Education is an exceptional approach to educating children of all ages. The experiential learning provided at Homestead is incomparable.”

Frequently Asked Questions

The school has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity, including diversifying our student population geographically and socioeconomically. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, or physical or mental disability status in the administration of our educational and admissions policies or other school-administered programs.

When is my application due?

Application materials for the next school year should be submitted by March 1st for first-round decisions. Early applicants will be at an advantage, and therefore, we recommend that families begin the process as soon as possible.

Do you accept applications after March 1st?

We will continue to accept and review applications that are received after March 1st, provided spaces are still available in the requested program.

Do you have a waiting list?

Early applicants will be at an advantage and therefore, we recommend that families begin the process as soon as possible. Once classrooms are full, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a space becomes available.

As a currently enrolled Homestead family,
do I need to re-apply?

No. All current families will be sent re-enrollment instructions in February (using TADS) and should not apply through the website.

Do you offer a sibling discount and financial aid?

Yes, we offer sibling discounts and financial assistance. Please refer to our  Scholarship & Financial Aid page for more detail.

How much is the tuition?

Our tuition schedule is very competitive. The individual cost depends on your child’s age, how many children you are enrolling, and whether they attend part-time or full-time.

Notice– NYS Vaccination Laws have changed.  All students are now required to be immunized, unless they have a medical waiver signed by a doctor.  Please see for more information on the specific immunizations needed to attend school in NY State.  We are happy to answer any questions you might have.