Admission Information

Admissions


Lumin Education’s application for the 2018 -2019 school year will be available in December 2017.  The application packet may be picked up from either of the following Lumin Education school campuses:

Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas 75223

Lumin East Dallas Community School, 924 Wayne St., Dallas 75223

The application packet may also be downloaded from this website, HERE. Para la solicitud en español haga clic AQUI. Please print the application packet and complete all required parts of the application.  The application may be returned to the school campus or mailed to the following address:

Admissions
Lumin Lindsley Park Community School
7130 Lindsley Ave, Dallas, TX 75223

Lumin Education also accepts applications by email: gro.noitacudenimulnull@snoissimda

Completed applications must be returned to Lumin Education no later than 2:00 p.m. on February 22nd to be included in the lottery for the next school year.  Applications received after that date and time will be placed on the waiting list in the order received and after the applications received by designated deadline.

Questions about the application and admission process or for more information about Lumin Education and its schools, please contact the school director at either school:  Becki Hardie, at Lumin Lindsley Park Community School, (214) 321-9155; or Sylvie Fitzgerald, at Lumin East Dallas Community School, (214) 824-8950.

Nondiscrimination:  Lumin Education does not discriminate in its admission on the basis of gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, disability, academic, artistic, or athletic ability, or the district the child would otherwise attend.

APPLICATION PROCESS AND CALENDAR

December Applications available for upcoming school year. Pick up an application at any school campus or download one from our website by clicking HEREApplications may be returned to any school campus, emailed to gro.noitacudenimulnull@snoissimda, or mailed to 7130 Lindsley Ave., Dallas, TX 75223.
February 22, 2018 Applications must be received by 2:00 p.m. on February 22, 2018.  Applications received after this deadline (date and time) will be added to the wait-list in the order received.
February 27, 2018 LOTTERY HELD.
March Families notified of acceptance or wait list status.
April-May Enrollment meetings for new students held.

CONTACT AND TOUR INFORMATION

We encourage you to visit both our campuses. School personnel are eager to introduce you to our warm, vibrant, nurturing community of learners and our unique Montessori program.

Lumin East Dallas Community School

(214) 824- 8950

Jackie Montoya

Lumin Lindsley Park Community School

(214) 321-9155

Laura Santillan

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I determine if my child is eligible to apply to Lumin Education?

  1. Your child must meet the following age requirements:
    • If applying for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old as of September 1st, 2018;
    • If applying for pre-K, your child must be at least 3 years old as of September 1st, 2018.
  2. Your residence must be within the geographic boundaries of Lumin Education which are defined by the following school districts: Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, Coppell ISD, Dallas ISD, Desoto ISD, Duncanville ISD, Forney ISD, Garland ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Highland Park ISD, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Irving ISD, Lancaster ISD, Lewisville ISD, Mesquite ISD, Richardson ISD, Rockwall ISD, and Sunnyvale ISD.

Are there preferences in the lottery and admission process?  

The following categories are exempt or receive preference in the lottery:

  1. Siblings of students who are currently attending a Lumin Education school;
  2. Children of Lumin Education employees; and
  3. Students who live within the Lumin service area have preference. [Service area is defined as 5600-7199 blocks of East Grand Avenue; 300-1199 blocks of Beacon Street, and addresses that lie within the area bounded by those two streets and the place where the Santa Fe Railroad track use to lie.] These preferences will be verified.  Please ensure you have accurately completed the application.

Will eligibility to enroll be verified?

Yes. Applicants must provide valid identification, such as a birth certificate, to verify their age and some evidence that they reside within Lumin’s geographic boundaries.  If incorrect information is provided in the application, admission may be revoked.

Do currently enrolled students need to turn in an application?

Current students will complete an intent to return notice in January.

Do siblings of currently enrolled students need to complete an application?

Complete the application and return by the deadline.  Siblings receive priority in the lottery.

Which Lumin Education schools offer pre-kindergarten?

Both Lumin Lindsley Park Community School and Lumin East Dallas Community School include pre-kindergarten for three and four year old children.

What are the requirements for free half-day pre-kindergarten?

To be eligible for enrollment in a free, half-day public prekindergarten class, Texas law requires that the child must be at least three years of age (as of September 1st) and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • The child is unable to speak or comprehend the English language;
  • The child qualifies for the national free or reduced lunch program;
  • The child is homeless;
  • The child has a parent who is an active duty member of the US armed forces or who was injured or killed while on active duty;
  • The child has a parent who received the Star of Texas Award or has been nominated for such award; or
  • The child has ever been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family and Protective Services.

TEC §29.153(b)

https://tea.texas.gov/Academics/Early_Childhood_Education/Pre_K_Eligibility_and_Attendance/#a2

Does Lumin Education offer tuition-based pre-kindergarten?

Yes, Lumin Education schools have a limited number of spaces available on a tuition basis.  The tuition for a half day program is $475 a month.

Does Lumin provide financial assistance for pre-K tuition?

The majority of Lumin students will be entitled to free pre-K or free education for grades K-3.  Families who do not meet the criteria for free pre-K may submit a request for financial assistance to the school director.  The ability to grant financial assistance will depend on the Lumin’s resources and the number of families requesting assistance.

Does Lumin provide before or after care for children enrolled?

Lumin has a limited number of spaces available in its before and after school programs.  Please fill out the interest form included in the application packet.

How does the pre-k lottery work?

The lottery deadline for the half-day pre-K program is February 22nd at 2:00 p.m.  The lottery drawing is currently scheduled for February 27th.  Those applicants selected in the lottery will have to qualify for the free half-day pre-K program based on the eligibility requirements described above.  Eligibility determination will be confirmed after April 1st.   Applicants who do not qualify for free pre-K may be offered a spot on a tuition basis.

How many openings will Lumin Education have for the 18-19 school year?

Lumin anticipates at least 70 openings in the pre-K classes, however, the exact number of openings per grade may not be determined until the time of the lottery because Lumin must confirm the number of current students who are returning and the number of applicants entitled to preference or exemption from the lottery.

How good of a chance do I stand for admission if I live outside the preferred service area?

Each year Lumin’s admission situation may vary and we do not know exactly how many students within our service area will apply.  However, Lumin has admitted students from outside the service area for years.

Should I apply to one school or both?

You can apply to both schools at one time with the common application. You may express preference for one school if you wish, but we will offer you a spot at the first available school.  If you wish to decline that spot, your child’s name can remain on the wait list for the other school.

What are the chances of my kindergartner or elementary child being admitted?

Most of the children admitted to Lumin schools each year are age 3 or 4.  There are usually between 10 and 15 spots for kindergarten and between 10 and 15 spots for the elementary class (grades 1 – 3).

What happens after the lottery is drawn?

If your child’s name is drawn in the lottery, you will be contacted about the next steps in the enrollment process.  To complete enrollment, you will need to provide documentation of eligibility for free Pre-K as well as other documents required to verify eligibility for enrollment, such as your child’s birth certificate and immunization record.  More information will be provided at the time you are notified about the enrollment process. Enrollment meetings will be held beginning in April.  When all steps of the enrollment process have been completed, you will be issued a “ticket” which confirms  your child is ready for enrollment on the first day of school.

What is the wait-list and how does it work?

If more applicants apply than spaces for a particular grade are available, those whose names are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a wait-list for the grade to which applied.  Applications received after the lottery deadline will be placed on the wait list in the order received and after the applicants who applied before the lottery deadline.  In the event a space become available, students on the wait-list will be offered a space in the order listed.