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Admissions - Frequently Asked Questions
Do you hold spring tours?
Tours are in the fall. We schedule our tours once we receive and process the applications. Applications are mailed out the day after Labor Day and are accepted until the application deadline on December 7th, 2012.
Do you offer a nursery school program?
We offer classes beginning at the Pre-Kindergarten level. Children must turn four years old by August 1, 2013 in order to be eligible to apply.
What is the application process like for grades Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten?
While children meet in a small playgroup, parents are taken for a tour of the Grammar School. After the tour, parents meet with the Director of the Grammar School and the Director of Admissions. We do not interview parents; however, we do encourage both parents to attend the tour. The entire process lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
What is the interview process like for grades One through Six?
The students spends time in a classroom while the parents tours the school. After the class visit, the student has an interview with an admissions counselor.
What is the interview process like for grades Seven through Eleven?
Both the parents and student tour the Prep School. After the tour, an admissions counselor interviews the student. Toward the end of the interview, the parents are asked to join and ask any questions that they may have. The process takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Do you require letters of recommendation for Pre-K and K?
We do not; however, you are welcome to send us any additional, pertinent information that you feel would familiarize us with your child.
Do you require letters of recommendation for Grades Six through Eleven?
Yes. Candidate Recommendation, Mathematics Recommendation, and English Recommendation forms from current teachers are required.
Do you accept applications for grades One through Eight as well as Ten and Eleven?
We anticipate a very limited number of openings for these grades. We will accept applications until the application deadline of Friday, December 7th on a hold basis.
What are your testing requirements for grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade Five?
Applicants for Pre-Kindergarten through grades Five are required to take the ECAA test through the ERB office. The test should be scheduled with the ERB office as soon as possible.
What are your testing requirements for grades Six through Twelve?
Applicants for grades Six through Twelve are required to take the ISEE or SSAT test. Please contact the SSAT Office or the ERB Office to schedule the ISEE test.
What is your deadline for receiving applications?
Friday, December 7th is the deadline for applications. You will receive the application after you fill out an inquiry. Interview spaces may fill to capacity prior to the deadline date; therefore, we strongly encourage you to return your application within two weeks.
Do you offer any after school programs or services?
We offer two after school programs/services in the Grammar School, grade PK - 6: 1) Extended day from 3:00-6:00pm and 2) A host of structured programs from 3:00-4:30pm offering classes in arts & crafts, cooking, dance, gymnastics, sports, science, swim, chess, and martial arts to name just a few.