Peregrine School offers scholarships to students that show academic promise and are highly motivated to attend Peregrine School. The scholarships provide half off the annual tuition through 6th grade graduation. Students entering grades 3 through 6 are eligible to apply for these scholarships. The scholarship is continued for each year the child is enrolled at the school, contingent on satisfactory academic performance and social behavior. Scholarship recipients are not eligible for sibling discounts.


The challenge:
Peregrine School values students who are individualistic, and who have a passion for learning.  The challenge below is designed to enable students to demonstrate these qualities.


To apply for the scholarship, submit a composition that addresses the following questions:

  • Who am I?

  • What are my particular passions and interests?

  • What can I contribute to the Peregrine school community?


The composition may be in any medium or combination of media. For example, it can be a short film, a written essay, or photo essay.  After submission, the candidate will be interviewed by the School Director and an elementary teacher.


What is our goal in providing this challenge?

Peregrine School has a rigorous program in science, the arts, humanities, and social and environmental responsibility.  Our goal is to find committed and talented students who can make maximum use of the opportunities this program offers.


How will students’ submissions be judged?
Student submissions will be judged using a rubric that considers the following elements, all of which are central to Peregrine’s mission:


  • Creativity

  • Critical thinking

  • Quality of content

  • Evidence of a passion for learning

  • Good organization and presentation


Submission Guidelines
The scholarship application may be submitted with or after the application for admission. Please submit it to the Admissions Administrator (admissions@peregrineschool.org). This scholarship is available to new applicants entering grades 3 through 6 at Peregrine Elementary School. Current Peregrine Elementary students entering 3rd grade may also apply.


The most important criterion for this application is that the composition must be clearly the creation of the student. There is no specific restriction on the amount of content; generally, a text should be no more than five pages, a film no more than five minutes. While it is acceptable for the student to obtain limited support from adults or other children, the composition should be prepared and executed by the student.


Please submit the composition in a form that is ready to review by a committee. If it is an essay, please submit a printed copy. If it is a film or photo study, please submit it on electronic storage (disc or thumb drive). If you have a question about how to submit your composition, please inquire for instructions from our administrative office.



Peregrine School
2650 Lillard Drive
Davis, CA 95618


(530) 753-5500


(530) 758-8845

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Davis, CA 95618

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2907 Portage Bay West

Davis, CA 95616