Our Kindergarten is for children who have turned five years old on or before 15 August of the year of admission. Admission to available openings in the Kindergarten is determined by a lottery.

The lottery for the 2014-2015 academic year will be held on 11 December, 2013. Completed applications must be received with the application fee by 3:00pm, 9 December, 2013. HBS preschoolers, siblings of current HBS students, and children of RIC faculty are not included in the lottery process. All applicants are admitted only after successful participation in a Kindergarten screening.

For each child you would like to be conisdered for admission to Henry Barnard Laboratory School, you will need to complete a single application, which will serve for all levels within the school from this point forward.

From time to time, unexpected openings will occur after the normal acceptance cycle. If you would like to be considered for one of those openings, should it occur, please contact the office at 401.456.8127.

To download an Application for Admission in PDF format, click here

For an application in MSWord format, click here

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Tuition rates vary by grade. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the in-state rates are:

  • Full time Preschool tuition: $13,080
  • Part time Preschool (an option for three year olds only): $10,490
  • Kindergarten tuition: $9990
  • Grades 1-5 tuition: $9820

Out of state tuition rates are 50% higher than in-state rates, but current HBS learners are "grandfathered" at in-state rates.

Our Academic Year calendar typically is released in late spring. Here is the 2013-2014 calendar.

Families are notified by mail/e-mail and/or telephone of the lottery results and of the screening date.

If you have any other questions or would like to make an appointment to visit our school, please contact:

Mr. Haven Starr
Assistant Principal