Applications for 2019-2020 are Open!

We are accepting applications for Grades 5 through 8 on a rolling basis until all available spots are filled. Details on the application process and tuition are below. For those that may still have questions about Expedition Academy Santa Cruz, please join our Newsletter where you will find out about upcoming Q&A events.

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Expedition Academy Santa Cruz’s admissions policies do not discriminate on the basis of race, perceived race, gender identity or expression, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, religion, creed or similar factors. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns: admissions, athletics, educational policies, and other school administered programs.

How to Apply

Our Admissions process has 3 parts: Family/Student Information, In-Person Interview and Student Audition.

Part 1: Family and Student Information

Please complete our Online Application. There is a Parent Questionnaire along with General student information to complete. Information about the application fee is provided upon submitting this first application.

Part 2: Student Audition

All student applicants must submit an audition as part of the application process. Using one piece of paper (8 ½ x 11) and any implements of creativity you choose, tell us “Who are You?”. The only limitation in this project is the single sheet of paper. Other tools: pens, pencils, paints, glue, scissors, tape, etc. are completely acceptable and up to the individual. The completed creation should be submitted online as a scan or digital photo of the creation, using the Student Audition Submission button.

You may also elect to send the audition by mail to our address noted in the student application.

Here are some guiding questions to consider in your submission:

  • Who are you? - What do you want us to know about you?

  • What passions, hobbies or interests do you have that you really want to share?

  • What are your superpowers?

 Part 3: In-Person Interview

Once we have received the Application and Student Audition, we will arrange an In-Person interview with the whole family. During the interview we will talk about the Expedition Academy Santa Cruz program and what it means for the whole family to join our community.



Annual Tuition

The annual tuition for 2019-2020 is $14,500.

Tuition Deposit

Upon acceptance to Expedition Academy Santa Cruz, a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is required to secure a student’s acceptance by April 1st, or 2 weeks after receiving a letter of acceptance.

Payment Options

Annual Payment
$1,000 deposit due April 1.
A single payment of $13,500 is due June 1st.

Bi-Annual Payment Option
$1,000 deposit due April 1.
Two payments of $6,875 due
June 1st and Dec 1st.

Sibling Discount

First student | Second | Third+
$14,500 | $13,500| $12,500

Monthly Payment Option
$1,000 deposit due April 1.
Ten payments of $1,400 starting
June 1st.