Now Accepting Applications

Ivy Classical Academy is now accepting enrollment applications for the 2024-25 school year.

Our enrollment lottery began on December 4, 2023 and lasted through February 4, 2024. The admissions lottery was held on February 6, 2024. Lottery notifications were sent to families by February 9, 2024 and families had 4 days from from notification of lottery acceptance to accept or decline their seat offer.  Families with an initial enrollment offer have until Friday, March 22, 2024 to complete their registration. 

For all families that apply after February 6, 2024, the general application process will remain open until the beginning of the school year and students will be seated in the order they apply until all seats are filled. Once all seats are filled, students who apply will be put on the wait list, and parents will be notified if a seat becomes available. 

If you have questions, please see our enrollment FAQs or contact our registrar, Ms. Thomas, at [email protected]

Complete Registration

To apply for the 2024-25 school year, please create a parent portal in SchoolMint to complete an application. 

For families with offered seats, login to SchoolMint and complete your student’s registration within 14 days of acceptance. If you do not complete registration within the deadline, your seat offer will be rescinded. If this occurs you must reapply for a new seat and work your way back through the waitlist.


  • State Issued 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) 
    • Proof could include evidence from: utility bill (water, sewer, electric, gas), mortgage or lease, bank statement, homeowner’s insurance, auto insurance, health insurance, auto registration, or current pay stub
  • Alabama Certificate of Immunization or an exemption letter. 
    • Certificate must be from ImmPRINT and contain an expiration date in the top right corner of the form. See example here
  • Proof of Custody court documents, if applicable
If your application has been accepted, please visit the parent portal to complete the registration process.

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 1 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?

Yes, please create a parent portal account and submit your enrollment application at .

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.