Open Enrollment

Ivy Classical Academy is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-25 school year. Open enrollment will begin on December 4, 2023 until February 5, 2024. The admissions lottery will be held on February 6, 2024. Lottery notifications will be sent to families February 6, 2024 through February 9, 2024 and families will have 4 days from from notification of lottery acceptance to accept or decline seat offer. 

If you have questions, please see our Enrollment FAQs.

Step 1: Complete a Lottery Application


Ivy Classical Academy will accept applications for grades K-5th Grade for the 2024/2045 School Year. Applications will be submitted online through SchoolMint on December 4, 2023 through February 5, 2024.

If the number of applications received during open enrollment exceeds the capacity of the school or a grade level, then we will conduct a lottery. If all applications can be accepted, then we will not conduct a lottery and all applicants will be accepted. 

You may still apply after Open Enrollment ends on February 5; however, there may be waitlists. Applications will be accepted for enrollment in the order of submission if space allows (first-come, first-served). If the grade level is at capacity, the applications will be added to the waitlist (after waitlisted applicants from the lottery) in order of submission.

Step 2: Receive an Offer to Register or Waitlist Status


The 2024-2025 lottery will be conducted on February 6, 2024. All applicants in the lottery will be notified within 4 businesses of lottery results via the email provided during the application process. 

When the lottery is run, if the number of applications submitted within this period of time exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a system-generated, random lottery will be processed in order to determine who is offered a seat at the school. All applications submitted within the Open Enrollment period will have an equal opportunity for admission, regardless of whether they are submitted on the first day or the last day of Open Enrollment. 

The number of student seats available in each grade will determine how many are sent offers to register. If your student is selected for a seat, you will receive an offer to register. If your student is placed on a waitlist due to more applicants than seats available, you will be notified of waitlist status.

If you receive an offer for a seat, you have 4 days to accept.

Step 3: Complete Registration


You MUST have ALL of these documents in order to be verified to begin at Ivy Classical Academy. If you can NOT produce these items within the 14 days allowed after accepting your offer, your seat offer will be rescinded. If this occurs you must reapply for a new seat and work your way back through the waitlist.

  • Birth Certificate *Cannot be a card, MUST be the original form with parent info*
  • Parent/Guardian ID 
  • Two (2) Proof of residency (utility bills – must be within the last 30 days) 
    • Utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas)
    • Mortgage or lease
    • Bank statement
    • Homeowner’s Insurance
  • Immunization Records or an exemption letter. 
  • Proof of Custody court documents, if applicable
  • EP/IEP/504 plans (if applicable)

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I learn more about Ivy Classical Academy?

We encourage our interested families to attend an upcoming parent information meeting to find out more about our school’s programs.

How Old Must My Child Be to Enroll in Kindergarten?

To apply to kindergarten, students must be 5 years old on or before September 5 of the year they begin kindergarten.

Which grade levels are offered at Ivy Classical Academy?

Ivy Classical Academy will initially offer kindergarten through fifth grade in the 2024-2025 school year. We will continue to add a grade each year until K-12 is served.

Is there an application form to submit for enrollment?

Link coming soon! 

What happens if the number of applications exceeds capacity?

If the number of applications exceeds capacity for all or specific grades, those students who were not given a seat will be placed on a waitlist for their grade level. 

Are preferences given to certain students in the enrollment and lottery process?

The priority order in the lottery selection process is: 

  • Children of founding board members and employees of the school, and siblings of enrolled students 
  • Students residing in Elmore County
  • Students from other surrounding counties

How will I learn the results of the lottery and know if my student has been offered a seat?

Results of the lottery (including waiting lists by grade) will be available in each applicant’s online account on the Parent Dashboard immediately following the lottery event. Parents will also receive an email with this information. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that ICA has the most updated contact information (phone, mailing address, and email address) for notification purposes. 

What happens once I am notified that my child has been offered an available seat?

Parents of all students who have been offered an available seat must complete and submit registration forms with valid supporting documents by the deadline communicated by the enrollment manager, or the student’s seat will be forfeited to a student on the waiting list.

Will my student have to participate in the lottery each year?

No. Once officially attending, all ICA students have the opportunity to re-enroll for future years. Students who do NOT re-enroll by the deadline cannot be guaranteed a seat for the forthcoming school year.

Will the grade-level waiting lists for the current school year carry over into the enrollment period for the following school year?

No. Each school year we start fresh with a lottery, so that everyone has a fair chance of getting in.

An American Classical Education

Our curriculum places a strong emphasis on language, content-rich subjects, a solid foundation of core knowledge, and an in-depth exploration of the historical, literary, and scientific legacies of both the United States and Western civilization.