A. School Lane Charter School starts accepting applications the January or February before a child would start Kindergarten. You can call in December for the dates.
Q. What is the age requirement for Kindergarten?
A. A child must turn 5 by August 31st of the year they will start Kindergarten.
Q. What is the age requirement for first grade?
A. A child must turn 6 by August 31st of the year they will start first grade.
Q. How do I register my child for School Lane Charter School?
A. Open enrollment begins on one Saturday in January for Bensalem residents and one Saturday in February for residents of other districts. The exact dates will be posted in the Bucks County Courier Times and the Northeast Times, listed on the school website (www.schoollane.org), or you can call the school starting in December. After those dates, you can register any school day from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Q. What is the admission policy?
A. We accept currently enrolled siblings from Bensalem first, then currently enrolled siblings from other districts, residents from Bensalem next, then other district residents. For Kindergarten there is a lottery and the children are placed on the waiting list in the order they were drawn in the lottery. There is one list for Bensalem residents and one for other district residents. For all other grades, students are placed on the waiting list in the order the completed applications are received.
Q. What do I need to bring with me to apply?
A. You will need to bring the child's original State issued birth certificate, immunization record, and proof of residency. Bensalem and Council Rock residents need to bring 4 proofs of residency; all other districts need to bring 2 proofs of residency. Proofs of residency include driver's licence, car insurance card, car registration card, utility bills, such as: electric, gas, water, sewer, phone (landline and/or cell), lease or closing documents. All proofs of residency must include your current address.
Q. When will I be notified if my child is accepted?
A. Kindergarten acceptance calls are usually made the end of March into the beginning of April. Other grades will be notified as spots become available, usually starting in the summer up until the end of the second trimester.
Q. What is the tuition at School Lane Charter School?
A. There is no tuition at School Lane Charter School. We are a public Charter school and the school district of residence pays for your child to attend.
Q. What are the school hours?
A. School starts promptly at 8:00 AM and ends at 3:30 PM. Before and after school care is available for a fee, before care starts at 6:45 AM and aftercare ends at 6:00 PM.
Q. Will my child be bussed to School Lane Charter School?
A. School Lane Charter School does not provide bussing for our students. Your school district of residence provides bussing. We do know that Philadelphia Kindergarten students are not bussed and Bristol Borough does not transport any of their students.