Admissions Process

The admission process at Linden Grove School (LGS) ensures we enroll students who can best benefit from our whole-child approach to learning.

Linden Grove School offers rolling admissions, which means that as we have openings, we will accept applications and admit qualified students at any point in the school year.

LGS’s admissions process is outlined below. If at any point you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.


Step One: Get to Know LGS

Our website is a great resource for prospective families: learn about our 30+ year history and mission, check out our Life Newsletter and posts on Inside LGS, as well as staff profiles and parent testimonials. LGS’s Facebook page includes posts on school activities, community events, parent workshops, and other items of interest to LGS families.

Step Two: Schedule a School Tour and Classroom Observation

Observing classroom activities and chatting with staff provides a better insight into the benefits of becoming part of the Linden Grove School community. You will also meet with the Head of School to share your goals and desires for your child, and to ask any questions you might have about our approach and supports.

Special note: During COVID-19 the Ohio Department of Health recommends limiting school visitors. Therefore, LGS cannot currently offer in-person school tours and observations for prospective families. To schedule an initial conversation with our Head of School, click here

Step Three: Apply!

LGS’s Application for Admissions may be downloaded here. The application requires, among other items, your child’s current IEP and ETR as well as a $250 application fee. Special note: the one-time $250 application fee is waived through May 2021!

Linden Grove School is an Ohio Autism Scholarship (ASP) and Jon Peterson Special Needs (JP) approved provider. Families may also apply for financial assistance to help pay for regular school year tuition.


Linden Grove School recruits and admits students of any race, color, gender or ethnic origin to all its rights, privileges, programs and activities.  In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs and extracurricular activities.  Furthermore, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court or administrative order, or public school initiated desegregation.