How to Apply

Step #1:  Admission Events and Tours

Schedule an optional visit to The Lamplighter School. Parent Admission Coffees begin in September each school year and the Admission Preview is held in November.  A reservation is required for Admission events, and may be scheduled by calling the Office of Admission and Placement at 214.369.9201, ext. 347 or completing the online reservation form.

Step #2:  Admission Application and Fee

Submit an Online Application, along with the non-refundable application fee of $100 by the deadline.  If this fee presents a hardship for you family, please contact the Admission Office.  All applications received after the due date will be accepted and considered on a space-availability basis.

All applicants must be at least 3 years of age and potty-trained before September 1, 2021. To enroll, all students must present a current immunization record that all required immunizations have been received.

Step #3:  Parent Meetings

Schedule your required parent meeting. The completed application and accompanying fee must be submitted before a parent meeting can be scheduled. 

Step #4:  Admission Testing and School Visits

The Office of Admission and Placement will contact parents directly to schedule on-campus testing and playdate times.  For CATS registration, please contact the service directly. Specific Lamplighter Playdate times will be arranged by the Office of Admission and Placement.

Pre-K 3

Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten


Second - Fourth

Lamplighter Playdate on 12-5-20 or 1-19-21*

Lamplighter Playdate on 12-5-20 or 1-19-21*

Lamplighter Playdate on 12-5-20 or 1-19-21*

Lower School Shadow Visit on 2-2-21


CATS Testing Lamplighter Admission Testing on 1-23-21 Lamplighter Admission Testing on 1-23-21



CATS Testing

*Date will be assigned by the School.

Step #5:  Admission Decision and Response

Review your admission decision letter, which will be emailed on Friday, March 12, 2021, and respond by Friday, March 26, 2021. Upon execution of the Enrollment and Tuition Agreement by The Lamplighter School, the deposit is deemed earned and is non-refundable and/or non-transferable.



  • The Lamplighter School
  • 11611 Inwood Road
  • Dallas, Texas 75229
  • T: 214-369-9201
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