Share a little, learn a lot!
The Independent School admissions process can be daunting. You are trying to get to know more about us by touring our campus, checking out our social media, and scheduling an interview with our admissions counselors. And while all of this is happening, we’re trying to get to know more about you by asking questions, having you fill out forms, etc. It’s a lot!
Don’t panic! We’ll walk you through the logistics of the application process and do our best to make you feel comfortable. We want our students to be successful and a big part of that is making sure our accepted students are confident that we are the right choice for them, too. So, we welcome you to be an active participant in the admissions process so you and your family can make the right decision for you.
Here are some tips for finding the best school for you, because that’s the point of this whole process, right?
- Visit. Wear some comfortable shoes and walk around campus. Sit in one of our red Adirondack chairs, or play with our outdoor xylophone. Walk up all 106 steps from behind the Alexander K. Buck '49 Middle School building to Russell Hall. (No really, don’t do that. That’s a lot of steps.) Meet our students and teachers, and ask them questions – yes, even the ones you feel shy about. If it’s something that’s on your mind, chances are other students have had similar inquiries. Schedule your visit!
- Don’t take our word for it. Peek into a classroom, talk to other students, check out the school’s calendar to see what kinds of events are going on around campus. Attend an event on campus if you have time. Really get a feel for campus life.
- Remember: Teachers and coaches are people too. You shouldn’t choose a school before getting to know the people who will be integral to your experience. Advanced degrees and experience are important (and we think you’ll find our academic expertise is second-to-none), but do you know what’s even more important? Finding teachers who are passionate about what they teach, who believe innovation is born from passion, creativity, and a culture that values it.
So tell us: Are you ready to apply now?!