Applying to an Independent Private Elementary School

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The admissions process is different at each independent school. Many schools require that families attend an open house before applying. Applications often require a recommendation from a teacher and a copy of your child’s grades from his or her current school.

The application timeline varies from school to school but typically looks like this:

September–December

Attend an open house.

October–January

Submit an application. Application deadlines vary, and many schools accept applications throughout the spring. In general, the earlier you submit an application, the better your child’s chances of admission.

January

Submit a financial aid application (if necessary).

Admissions decisions are usually mailed by early February. If your child is accepted, most schools will offer the opportunity for your student to visit again before deciding whether to attend.

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