School Application Process
To receive consideration for the 2019-20 season, schools must submit an online application. Click here to apply.
While all 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 K-12 schools. Teachers at each of the participating schools are expected to:
Attend our teacher workshops before their students’ scheduled performances.
Review study guides or other provided instructional resources and implement appropriate connections to the classroom curriculum.
Complete an online survey immediately following their experiences at The Wallis. The survey results will be used to improve and inform future visual and performing arts programming and planning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Wallis supply transportation?
Schools are responsible for supplying their own transportation. The Wallis encourages schools to book their transportation as soon as possible.
Will teachers receive salary point credit for the teacher workshops?
Not at this time.
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 are selected, will The Wallis provide a contract for the program?
Yes. Once applications are received, schools will be notified and contracts will be sent.
When is payment due?
Schools will be sent an invoice after all their scheduled performances have 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 10 business days prior to the performance date. Every effort will be made to switch your school to a different performance, subject to availability.
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.