The Bay School

Blue Hill, ME

Getting Started

The Director serves as admissions officer and will guide you every step of the way through the process.  An application and supporting information are available by mail or download.

The Bay School admissions process is comprised of the following steps:

Meet with the Director

Call the school to set up an appointment with the Director.  This first conversation will include a discussion of the school’s philosophy, structure, and curriculum and a brief tour of the campus. This is our first opportunity to form a picture of your child and family as well as answer any specific questions you may have.  This is an interview for parents or guardians only.  The school will do all it can to provide an interview day and time when you are able to leave your child in someone else’s care.

Complete an Application and School Records Form

Applications are included in the school’s information package.  Families not currently enrolled must include a $25 fee per application.  For students applying to grades 1 through 8, complete a School Records Release Form.   Once signed, this will be sent to your child’s current school.  If you would rather wait until after your child’s visit, please let us know.  We do require records before we can consider your child’s application.  Included on the application is an authorization that will enable us to contact your child’s current and former teachers.  We do not administer standardized tests for admissions.

Apply for Financial Aid (optional)

If you are applying for Financial Aid, please request a Financial Aid Application Package from the school’s Business Manager.  Financial aid is available for elementary school applicants and Early Childhood applicants who are attending 5 mornings/3 afternoons of Kindercare or 4 mornings/ 4 afternoons of Kindercare each week.

Financial Aid application forms are completed online and must be submitted to the School and Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) by March 15th to be considered for the first round of financial aid grants, with notification made in early May.   We do not guarantee that financial aid funds will be available after this first round of grants.


Schedule a Child Visit

Once you have submitted an application, the Director will call you to schedule a day for your child to visit the school.

Early Childhood applicants and their parents will meet with teachers after school hours in a classroom.  Children applying to 1st Grade are asked to come during Circle and Main Lesson through morning snack, from 8 to 10 a.m.  Applicants for grades 2 through 8 are asked to come for a full school day, and are encouraged to participate in all the academic, specialty and outdoor activities.

The visit is as much for your child to form an impression of the school as it is for us to get to know your child.  We have found that a low-key approach is best when preparing your child for the visit. You’ll find that teachers and current students offer a welcoming and fun day for our visitors.

Bay School
P.O. Box 950 • 17 Bay School Drive
Blue Hill, Maine 04614
207.374.2187 •