How to Apply

PlayThrive provides Mandarin education with a whole-child approach so that our students learn how to become compassionate leaders and lifelong learners. Choosing a Mandarin education that suits your child is a big decision, and we hope that our admissions process gives you a sense of what you can expect with our Mandarin immersion program.

Get to know us with a virtual tour. Once you’re ready to apply to PlayThrive, please carefully review the application process below. For additional questions, please email

Orion Campus Program

All students on the Orion campus are eligible to attend

  1. A tour is required for new families. Please email if you would like to sign up for tour. Please include your name, your child’s name, grade in the new school year, likely school program, and your child’s Mandarin experience in the email.
  2. Current PlayThrive families please email admin for sibling registration.
  3. Online application is opening soon
    • Non-refundable application fee: $75

Enrollment Priority

Priority is given to students who are 

  • Re-enrolling
  • Siblings of students enrolled at PlayThrive
  • Students in the Orion MI program
  • Attending full time (5 days a week) 
Application Schedule
Virtual Tour12/13/2023
(at 11 pm)
New family open application period02/19 8pm-02/29/2024 5pm
New family acceptance notification03/04-03/15/2024
New family confirmationTBA
All grades’ family confirmationTBA

“As a full-time professional and single mom, it is of utmost importance that my child is being cared for without my presence, with an organization I trust, and with teachers I trust. PlayThrive has provided me with exactly that. Extending the Mandarin language, and being conveniently located on the same campus as the Mandarin Immersion program, I have received great peace of mind, as my child now is a 2nd grader, and is enrolled at PlayThrive for the 3rd year. The teachers from each year’s experience, have all shown exceptional care, and passion in what they do, as evidenced by the time, effort, heart, and creativity they put into the cultural events, project-based learning activities, routinely newsletters, and individual attention and care to the children.”

Melody, 2nd grade parent

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