KORE Academy is currently full and no longer accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year.

If you are interested in inquiring about a waiting list or admission for your child for the 2019-20 school year, the process generally begins with attendance at a school information session/tour. Information sessions are held on the last Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise noted) at 6 p.m.

Applicants must submit a KORE Academy application along with a psychological/educational evaluation. If you do not have this required paperwork, we can assist with a list of providers who may conduct this evaluation. Once a child is tentatively accepted into the program, a trial period is used to ensure that KORE can meet the needs of the student and that the student is a good fit.

Please call 859-971-7129 to confirm the next information session and to reserve your spot. Upcoming information session dates are Tuesdays at 6 p.m.:

September 24
October 29
November 19
January 28
February 25
March 31
April 28 – Open House for prospective parents (6-7:30)
May 26

Please check back for future information sessions.


Applicants to KORE Academy must submit an application along with a psychological/educational evaluation. If you do not have this required paperwork, we can assist with a list of providers who may conduct this evaluation.

Please click here for the application:
KORE Academy application

Prior to acceptance, applicants and parents or guardians should:

  • Attend an Information session/Tour (parents and guardians only)
  • Submit a KORE Academy application
  • Submit application fee of $75
  • Provide a copy of current (no more than 2 years old) psychological testing, including IQ, academic achievement, behavior, attention, etc.
  • Provide a copy of report cards for previous 2 years
  • Complete the student interview/pre-testing and school visit

Please fill out the application and send, along with the above list of required paperwork, to: KORE Academy, 4300 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40515. ATTN: Beverly Henderson

KORE Academy admits students of any race, color, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs, and other school-administered programs.

Tuition and Financial Aid

KORE Academy tuition schedule for the school year 2018-2019: 2018 2019 Tuition Schedule and Info KORE
Reenrollment documents are due in the KORE Academy office from CURRENT families by:
March 15, 2018.


KORE ACADEMY utilizes the services of Smart Tuition to facilitate tuition payments. It is important to note that all payments are made directly to Smart Tuition via a debit to a bank account that you designate, via online banking, via a paper check, or via a credit or debit card. Monthly payments can be made either on the 1st or the 15th of the month. For the school year 2018-2019, the fee for this service is $50 per family.

Please go to our enrollment page at to sign up for Smart Tuition. 

It’s quick and simple and should take you less than ten minutes to enroll.
As a family, you have access to your online account where you can:

  • Set up payment plans
  • View your balance
  • Select payment options
  • Pay tuition and fees

If you have questions, you can call Smart’s Parent Help Center at (888) 868-8828.

KORE Academy Tuition Assistance
Limited financial assistance is available to parents experiencing severe difficulty in meeting the cost of tuition. Tuition grants which result in a direct reduction of tuition expenses vary in size and are awarded to selected families based on financial need. Application must be made each year to maintain eligibility as awards do not automatically renew.

FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment
KORE Academy uses FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to compile the financial information necessary to make tuition assistance award decisions. Tuition aid recommendations will be provided to KORE by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment, however all final tuition aid decisions will be made by a committee made up of current KORE Academy board members (there are no current parents on this committee).

Tuition Assistance Deadlines & Important Information :
CURRENT families may apply for assistance for the school year 2018-2019 beginning on:  Feb. 26, 2018.  
Applications are due from CURRENT families on: March 31, 2018.
NOTE: Applications will only be considered from those current families who have submitted their student’s reenrollment documentation and fees
You may begin the online application by going directly to:

Students who will be new to KORE Academy in the fall and who have been accepted AND who have submitted their enrollment contracts and fees, may apply for tuition assistance. It is important to note, however, that consideration is given first to applications from CURRENT families who have submitted their students’ reenrollment documentation and fees. In early June, if funds remain, the committee will consider completed financial aid applications from enrolled students who will be new to KORE Academy in the fall of 2018.

Click here for tuition assistance application instructions: KORE Academy Tuition Assistance 2018-2019 year.docx

Emergency Tuition Assistance
Thanks to the generosity of our current parents as well as former parents, students, and friends, KORE Academy has been able to establish a modest emergency fund for families who encounter unforeseeable financial reversals after matriculating at KORE Academy. This fund has been designed to assist only those families who are unable to meet their KORE Academy tuition obligation due to a job loss, medical emergency, or other personal hardship.  This assistance is intended to be short-term for emergency situations only. Emergency tuition assistance does not need to be repaid and will vary according to fund availability and individual need.

To apply for help from the KORE Academy Emergency Tuition Assistance Fund, please send an email to Debbie Masters at detailing your reasons for requesting emergency funds.