Application Process

First Steps—Explore

Complete an Inquiry Form

Complete our inquiry form and sign up to schedule a Parent Tour, Open House, Student Visit or request additional information about our high school. We look forward to learning more about your student and family. If you are interested in inquiring about admissions after the application deadline has passed, please contact our Admissions Office directly at

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Parent Tours

Parent Tours are held on Wednesday mornings, starting in September through early January, from 8:30 am to 10 am. Tours give parents a first-hand look at high school Main Lesson classes in progress. Main Lesson is a concentrated morning academic period scheduled in blocks; subjects include the sciences, mathematics, and humanities.

Fall Parent Tours, September through January, are reserved for parents of 8th grade students and potential high school transfer students. Parents of students in any grade are welcome to register for a spring tour. Please contact us for spring tour dates.

Student Visit

Student visits are scheduled Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with some exceptions, from September through mid-January. The visit day runs from 8:00 am to approximately 1:45 pm with lunch provided. Please note that Student Visits are reserved for current 8th grade students and potential transfer students.

Student visitors are paired with a Student Ambassador while attending a number of classes, meeting students and teachers, and having lunch together. Visiting students follow their host's class schedule during their visit. Please let the Admissions Office know ahead of time if a visitor is interested in attending a specific class—mathematics, languages, music, etc. We'll do our best to accommodate requests.

Student visitors also write a brief essay and participate in one-on-one or small group interviews with our Admission Director.

Open House

Attending an Open House in the fall gives prospective students and parents the opportunity to explore the school together, meet teachers, attend sample classes, and hear from a panel of current students, alumni and faculty.

Open House dates for Fall 2019 (for those applying for Fall 2020) will be posted in August 2019.

Next Steps—Apply

Application Deadline for Fall 2019 is January 10, 2019

The application deadline for Fall of 2019 has passed.

Please contact the Admission Office for information on late applications.

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Parent Meeting with Admission Director

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, most often the Admission Director will reach out to schedule an individual parent meeting, usually in mid to late January after a student application is complete, or nearly complete.

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Admission Office

Grades 9-12

Renita LiVolsi
Admission Director

Charlene Davis
Admission Associate