Flexible admissions schedule: Currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 & 2017-18 school years based on space availability.

Rolling enrollment: Since each student’s curriculum is self-generated, you can enroll any time during the school year. Tuition is prorated for the portion of the school year enrolled.

Tuition: Tuition is offered on a sliding scale, making ALC Mosaic one of the most affordable private schools in Charlotte, NC. Learn more about our trust-based approach to tuition here.

Admissions Process

Step 1: Research: Explore the ALC educational model and our comprehensive FAQ page . Visit our Resources page to find links to articles, websites, videos & books that have inspired the school.

Learn more about Self-Directed Education to understand the underlying philosophy of our school.

Follow us on Facebook, (or Twitter) to get a sense of the school and see the day-to-day in action.

Step 2: Attend: Attend a tour or a parent interest night. Check dates and RSVP here.

Step 3: Apply: Complete our online application and pay the $25 application fee. We’ll contact you to confirm a visiting week for your child.

Step 4: Visiting Week(s): A visiting week allows the student to experience what it is like to be here and lets us to make sure the student is a good fit for our environment. Your child can attend a one or two week “trial period” ($100.00 for one week; $175 for two weeks). This longer visit allows students to participate in the variety of experience at Mosaic since each day is different.

Step 5: Final Enrollment: Within ten days of the trial period, a prospective family will then meet with a current Mosaic family for an opportunity to ask questions, develop a greater feel for the community and expand their understandings of the philosophy of the school. After this visit, the prospective family will let the admissions committee know if they would like to pursue enrollment. The admissions committee will make a final determination.

If accepted after the visiting week, you complete your enrollment by paying a deposit of first and last months’ tuition and executing the final enrollment documents. If you are requesting tuition assistance, you will first fill out a tuition worksheet that will be reviewed by our finance working group before final acceptance.

ALC Mosaic, INC. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, sex, or disability, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.