2022-2023 Application Information

The application window is February 22nd through April 22nd at 3pm.


We are now accepting applications!  Our application deadline is April 22nd, 2022 at 3pm.  You can pick up an application at the Front Office of John Muir Outdoor School, or you can print one here.  The lottery will take place on May 6th, and applicants will be notified by May 13th if their child has been offered a spot for enrollment.  Applicants must be able to provide proof of residency in Ashland to be included in the lottery. Please complete the Verification of Residency form and submit with the Application for Enrollment.

Completed applications can be emailed to carolina.walling@ashland.k12.or.us or may be physically mailed to/dropped off at the following address:

John Muir Outdoor School
320 Beach Street
Ashland, OR 97520 

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Parents may apply for entry into John Muir Outdoor School at grades K-8. Students are admitted on a space available basis, and a lottery is held if  more students apply than can be accommodated.  

Enrollment Priorities:

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students (priority by date of family enrollment)

  • All other applicants are selected by lottery based on grade level openings

  • All children from a family will be enrolled whenever possible

Waiting List families will be notified by e-mail and will be asked whether they are interested in remaining on the waiting list. All applications are kept until fall in case there are unexpected openings over the summer. Families who are not selected must reapply each year. Families who are accepted must complete our online registration process in August.

Verification of residency is required when enrolling a child in the Ashland School District for the first time, and again in grades 6, and 9, when making the transition to Ashland Middle School, Ashland High School, or when making a zone transfer within the district. Verification of residency is also required when you change addresses within Ashland. Further, administration may require verification of residency at any time. Families must notify the school of any changes in student’s addresses within one week of the change.

If you have additional questions, please email our office manager carolina.walling@ashland.k12.or.us

Ashland School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, marital status, sex sexual orientation or age in providing education or access to benefits of education services, activities and programs in accordance with Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Americans with Disabilities Act.