Admission: High School

To ensure the best fit and success of our future students, we get to know every applicant. We look for students who are curious, who want to learn everything, and who want to go in-depth. Like many great colleges, we look beyond test scores. Share your scores only if they help us know more about who you are as a student. Otherwise, we review your academic record, meet with you, and request a self-portrait, a creative reflection that shows us a bit about who you are and how you see the world.

First Step: Explore

Complete an Inquiry

This is your portal to explore: sign up for an Open House, Parent Tour, and Student Visit, or request information.


Parent Tours

8:30 – 10 am
September to early January 

A time for questions and a first-hand look at Main Lesson classes in progress.  Reserved 8th grade parents and potential transfer students. Spring tours dates available for others; please contact us for dates.


Student Visit

Most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
8:00 am to 1:45 pm, lunch provided
September through mid-January

Student visitors are hosted by a Student Ambassador. Visitors also write a brief essay and participate in a one-on-one or small group interview with our Admission Director. Please let us know ahead of time if you are interested in attending a specific class—mathematics, languages, music, etc. We do our best to accommodate requests.

Reserved for current 8th grade and potential transfer students.


Open House

Sunday, October 20 | 1 - 4 pm
Saturday, November 16 | 1 - 4 pm

Prospective students and parents explore the school, meet teachers, attend sample classes, and hear from a panel of students, alumni, and faculty. 


Next Step : Apply


Submit an application: The portal will allow you to edit, review, and save an application form until you are ready to submit.  

Deadline: January 9, 2020
Decision Letters: March 2020


Affordable Tuition

Education is an investment in your child’s future. We’re here to help you explore the costs, benefits, and opportunities for grants and scholarships through our Affordable Tuition Program.

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Parent Meeting (optional)

We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your child's interests, learning styles, and hopes for high school. As an optional part of the application process, the Admission Director may reach out about interest, usually in mid to late January after a student application is complete or nearly complete.

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