Admissions Procedures


Prospective students and their parents are invited to meet with the Executive Director.  The aim of this meeting is to discern whether Deerstream might be a good match for a family’s educational goals and a student’s needs.  Call 919-672-4954 or email to schedule this interview.


An online application should be completed and submitted for each child applying for admission. Upon application, you will be invoiced for the application fee.  The application fee is $35 per child (capped at $70 per family) and is non-refundable.  You can pay via electronic check, or you can mail a check to:

Deerstream Learning Center
PO Box 3203
Chapel Hill, NC 27515


Two references must be provided by persons (other than relatives) who know the child well and have observed the child in a classroom or group setting. One of the references must be provided by the child’s current or most recent teacher if the child has attended a school or pre-school.

The Reference Form should be emailed to qualified references. References must then submit forms online directly to Deerstream. The application is not considered complete and will not be acted upon until both references are received.


Applicants may be invited to participate in at least one class as part of the application process.


If the applicant is admitted to Deerstream you will receive an enrollment contract, which must be signed and returned within a week, along with a non-refundable tuition deposit ($300 for 5 – 12 year olds and $325 for Jr. Division and High School) to hold a place for your child.  This deposit will be applied toward tuition.

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