Welcome to Community Lab School!

Thank you for considering Community Lab School for your educational journey. To get a comprehensive understanding of our innovative educational model, we highly recommend visiting our Academics page and be sure to sign up for a Virtual Information Session. For detailed information on how to apply, please continue reading below. If you have general questions or would like us to present to your school or community organization, feel free to reach out via email at


Admission Requirements & Policy

In compliance with ACPS Board Policy LC and Code of Virginia §22.1-212.6, enrollment is open to any child residing within the Albemarle County school division. Admissions are determined by randomized lottery. A waiting list will be maintained, and efforts will be made toward an applicant pool reflective of the overall ACPS enrollment demographic, as per law.

  • Required: General Information Form
  • Deadline: Submit the General Information Form by January 26, 2024, 5:00 PM, for lottery inclusion. Late entries will join the waiting list in the order received.
  • Admitted Student Visit: In-person visit day for admitted students and families before decision deadline. 

Virtual Information Sessions

  • Thursday, November 16:  5:30 - 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, December 12:  2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 17:  9:45 - 10:45 AM
  • NEW DATE: Tuesday, January 23: 6:00 - 7:00PM 

Register for any date here. A Zoom link will be shared the day of the session. Note: If you have not received a link by 30 minutes before start time, be sure to check your spam folder!  

Additional Activities (Optional)

The following activities aim to provide prospective families with a comprehensive understanding of our school philosophy and expectations:

2024-25 Admissions Timeline

  • Admission Form Deadline: January 26, 2024, 5:00 PM
  • Lottery Results: February 2, 2024, 5:00 PM
  • In-Person Visits: February 12-16
  • Accept/Decline Seat: February 23, 2024, 5:00 PM
Waiting List Admissions (As Necessary)
  • Round One: Notified by March 1, 2024, 5:00 PM
  • Round Two: Notified by April 11, 2024, 5:00 PM
  • Round Three: Notified by May 2, 2024, 5:00 PM

Final Deadline to Accept/Decline Waiting List Seat: May 30, 2024, 5:00 PM

2024-2025 Admission Closes: June 1, 2024