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School Application Process

To receive consideration for the 2017-18 season, schools must submit an online application.  Click here to apply.

While all PreK-12 schools are welcomed to apply (including charter schools, private schools, home school networks), priority consideration will be given to schools in the most underserved communities.

Teacher Participation Policy

The Wallis’ School Partners Program serves PreK-12 students and their teachers.  PreK-12 teachers at each of the participating schools are expected to:

  1. Attend our teacher workshops before their students’ scheduled performances,
  2. Review the study guides or other provided instructional resources and implement appropriate connections to the classroom curriculum.
  3. Complete an online survey immediately following their experiences at The Wallis. The survey results will be used to improve and inform future PreK-12 visual and performing arts programming and planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if the number of students we wish to include is different than that listed in the packages?

Please apply for the total number of students you plan to include. If your school is selected, we will work out the details for tickets to accommodate your specific number.

Will teachers receive salary point credit for the teacher workshops?

Not at this time.

What if we are able to arrange our own transportation?

Schools may apply for tickets only and provide their own transportation. 

May we bring students to shows that are part of The Wallis season but not listed under “student matinees”?

Student matinees are provided exclusively for our school partners. All other performances are available to the general public. Schools may request or purchase tickets to public performances, subject to availability.

If we apply to become a Wallis Focus School, must we select all the elements or may we pick and choose?

In general, we are seeking work with schools ready to make an expanded commitment to the arts. Schools need not embrace all aspects of the program to become a Wallis Focus School; the details will be customized to meet your needs. This includes the selection of specific student matinees and family day performances, and the utilization of teaching artists assigned to your school.

If we are selected, will The Wallis provide a contract for the program?

Yes. Schools will be notified and contracts sent by September 1, 2017.

When is payment due?

Schools will be sent an invoice to make payment once all their scheduled activities have been concluded.

What if we sign up for a specific show and then have to cancel for some reason?  May we substitute a different show?

Notice of cancellation must be provided to The Wallis no fewer than 10 business days prior to the performance date. Every effort will be made to switch your school to a different performance.

Are teachers required to attend the workshop for the show they are attending with their students?

Yes, it is an expectation of the partnership that teachers attend the workshops. This is to help them and their students be prepared for the experience. It also provides resources for teachers to provide lessons or activities related to the art form and/or themes of the show. The level of teacher participation will be one of the considerations should your school apply to participate in future years.