Alice Birney is a school without neighborhood boundaries, meaning that all students enter through the Sacramento City Unified School District Open Enrollment process. This allows diverse students from throughout all Sacramento city neighborhoods the opportunity to attend a tuition-free Waldorf school. The school district sets a date when parents must register students online through the district site (scusd.edu) or by walk-in at Open Enrollment Center (5735 47th Avenue). All specifics around the Open Enrollment process are available on the district web site.
Because our school curriculum and methods of teaching are unique, in addition to participating in the district Open Enrollment process, Alice Birney has criteria that needs to be met to be included in the district lottery.
To complete the mandatory requirements for enrollment, please click here.
Please note that although siblings living in district boundaries have priority in lottery placement, participation in the district Open Enrollment process is required for attending Alice Birney.
UPDATED EK AGE REQUIREMENTS:
Due to recent legislation, the enrollment age requirement for EK/TK/UPK students is being expanded to include younger students over a 3-4 year period. For now, this will begin with the 22/23 school year with an enrollment window for students turning age 5 from September 2nd through February 2nd. This increases a 2- month window for T K enrollment that has been cut off by December 2nd in the past years. These enrollment date changes will continue in successive years to include all four year old students as the end point.