Some of our schools have strict deadlines for admissions and others offer rolling admissions throughout the year until all spots are filled. Regardless, the timeline below offers a good starting point for most families.

August (or the year before you want your child to attend)

  • Determine what you’re looking for in a school.
  • Begin researching schools that meet your child’s needs.
  • Develop a list of schools that you’d like to learn more about.
  • Browse school websites and request admissions/financial aid materials.


  • Review admissions materials and decide which schools to visit.
  • Make note of school open house dates.
  • Plan a school visit, tour, interview, class visit. Many schools also offer a chance for students to "shadow" for a full day.
  • Note and keep a calendar of deadlines for admission and financial aid.
  • Register for admissions tests and test prep classes if desired.


  • Visit open houses, attend information sessions and take tours.
  • Finalize a list of schools to which you will apply.
  • Take standardized admission tests, if applicable.


  • Take Entrance/Placement and Scholarship exams.
  • Start working on applications, financial aid forms, student questionnaires, essays, etc.


  • Complete any remaining applications for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid.


  • Admissions notices are sent; pay careful attention to deadline dates for enrollment forms and deposits.

March to September

  • Attend events and activities for new parents and students during the spring and summer.