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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in CGPS. To apply, please click on the “Inquire/Apply Now” button and complete the form. Please note: there are different requirements for different grade levels, and more information is listed below. After creating an account, families will be able to view the application checklist of items required to complete the admission process.

The application deadline is December 1, 2020. All supplemental materials must be submitted on or before January 8, 2021. 

How to Apply

  • Complete and Submit Application: A complete application includes the following items:  Student Demographics, Parent Information, Application fee, Parent Questionnaire. 
     
  • Student interview/Assessment: All applicants will be screened (PK - Grade 4) or have a one-on-one interview (Grades 5 - 11) via Zoom or GoogleMeet. This can be self-scheduled through the Admission Portal once the application is complete. (If you have difficulty accessing a computer or tablet, please contact the admission department). 
     

  • Parent interviews: Parents will meet with a member of our Admission team via Zoom or GoogleMeet. It is recommended that both parents attend when possible. This can be self-scheduled through the Admission Portal once the application is complete.
     

  • A guided virtual campus tour will be available through our website.
     

  • School Report/Transcripts: Submit the Transcript Release form, found on the Admission Portal,  to the applicant’s current school. This form enables the school to send a current school report directly to the Admissions Office. 
     

  • Recommendations: Teacher recommendations are required - all forms are available on our Admission Portal

  • Testing:

    • For Kindergarten Applicants - We will accept the T & E-Assessment - more information can be found here.
       

    • For Grades 2 - 11 Applicants - As you may know, the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) and the SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) will be offered online for students to take at home or through other means due to the CoVID-19 pandemic. 

      For the ISEE test, your child’s testing is administered by the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) and should be arranged as soon as possible by contacting the ERB office at www.erblearn.org or at (800) 446-0320 listing our school as a recipient and by using our school code 333570.

      For the SSAT test, your child’s testing is administered by the Secondary School Admissions Bureau (SSATB) and should be arranged as soon as possible by contacting the SSATB site at www.ssat.org or at (609) 683-5558 listing our school as a recipient and by using our school code 2514.
       

Please note: CGPS recognizes this may be a challenge for some students and families and therefore, we are officially test optional this year. Please know, we equally support students who decide to submit standardized test results and those who do not as there are a number of factors we review during the Admission Process.
 

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Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School adheres to a long-standing policy of admitting students of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and national 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin in administration of its educational policies, employment, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.