Our admissions process is intended to help you to become familiar with our educational approach and to allow us to come to know your child as a learner and an individual. Knowing that no program can be a perfect match for every child, we work in concert with parents to determine whether our program is right for your child and family.
As a first step for parents interested in our programs, we offer parent orientations during the Fall. These sessions help parents to become acquainted with our philosophy and approach so that they can make an informed decision about our school. The orientations also provide opportunities for parents to see some of the classrooms, to talk with current parents, and, when possible, to tour the campus.
Once the application has been received, our admissions office will schedule an initial visit to the school (a small group visit for prospective Preschool and Kindergarten students and their parents, and a classroom visit for applicants to First through Eighth Grade). This is an opportunity for children to experience the life of the classroom, and for our admissions staff and faculty to begin to understand your child as an individual and a learner. This visit also provides an important opportunity for parents and our admissions staff to evaluate the match between your child and our educational approach.
Please note that there are some differences between the admissions processes for the Preschool, the Lower School (Kindergarten through Fifth Grade), and the Middle School (Sixth through Eighth Grade). Be sure to read the appropriate section for your child’s school level, and consult the accompanying calendars for dates and deadlines.