Application Process/Timeline

Thank you for your interest in Highland School. We seek to enroll students who are prepared to be successful academically and contribute to our school community. 

First round and second round enrollment decisions
Each Fall, we begin the process of enrolling new students for the next academic year. The application process for the academic year is broken into two cycles – first round and second round decisions. Applications for first round must be submitted by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 with admission decisions being mailed on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Second round decisions occur on a rolling basis after the New Student enrollment contract deadline of Friday, April 6, 2018. While it is possible to submit an application and enroll your student any time leading up to the start of the next academic year, many grade levels fill following the first round of acceptances. Accordingly, it is advisable to apply as soon as possible.

Application process and timing
The application process and timeline varies depending on the applicant's grade level. Please choose the expanding box below that applies to your student. 

Early Childhood (Pre-K 2/3 – Kindergarten)

Highland School accepts applications for our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs throughout the year: 

Admission Timeline

  • January 31, 2018 – Application deadline (all materials)
  • March 16, 2018 – Notification of Admission
  • April 6, 2018 – New student contract deadline
  • UNTIL FULL – Rolling admissions as space allows

We will be happy to work with you every step of the way to make this a positive and comfortable experience for your family. Please do not hesitate to contact Laura McCauley in our Admissions Office at 540-878-2741 or lmccauley@highlandschool.org with any questions.

There are two ways to apply for admission:

Admission Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Application (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Parent statement for Pre-K2/3 and Pre-K 3/4(complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • Teacher recommendation for Pre-K4/5 and Kindergarten (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • Parent interview
  • Gesell screening and observation for Pre-K4/5 and Kindergarten
  • Teacher recommendation for Pre-K4/5 and Kindergarten

All items above must be completed before the Admissions Committee can review your application.

Grade 1–Grade 5

Highland School accepts applications for our Grade 1 to Grade 5 throughout the year.

Admission Timeline

  • January 31, 2018 – Application deadline (all materials)
  • March 16, 2018 – Notification of Admission
  • April 6, 2018 – New student contract deadline
  • UNTIL FULL – Rolling admissions as space allows

We will be happy to work with you every step of the way to make this a positive and comfortable experience for your family. Please do not hesitate to contact Laura McCauley in our Admissions Office at 540-878-2741 or lmccauley@highlandschool.org with any questions.

There are two ways to apply for admission:

Admission Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Application (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Student visit and academic assessment
  • Teacher recommendation to be completed by current teacher (print the .pdf version)
  • Records and transcripts from applicant's current school (print the .pdf version)
  • Parent interview

All items above must be completed before the Admissions Committee can review your application.

Grades 6-8

Highland School accepts applications for Grades 6–8 throughout the year.

Admissions Timeline

  • January 31, 2018 – Application deadline (all materials)
  • March 16, 2018 – Notification of Admission
  • April 6, 2018 – New student contract deadline
  • UNTIL FULL – Rolling admissions as space allows

We will be happy to work with you every step of the way to make this a positive and comfortable experience for your family. Please do not hesitate to contact Laura McCauley in our Admissions Office at 540-878-2741 or lmccauley@highlandschool.org with any questions.

There are two ways to apply for admission:

Admissions Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Application (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Applicant statement (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • Student visit and interview
  • Teacher recommendation to be completed by a math teacher (print the .pdf version)
  • Teacher recommendation to be completed by an English teacher (print the .pdf version)
  • Applicants for grades 6-8 are required to submit Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores
  • Records and transcripts from applicant's current school (print the .pdf version)
  • Parent interview

All items above must be completed before the Admissions Committee will review your application.

Upper School (Grades 9-12)

Highland School accepts applications for our Upper School (Grades 9–12) throughout the year.

Admissions Timeline

  • January 31, 2018 – Application deadline (all materials)
  • March 16, 2018 – Notification of Admission
  • April 6, 2018 – New student contract deadline
  • UNTIL FULL – Rolling admissions as space allows

We will be happy to work with you every step of the way to make this a positive and comfortable experience for your family. Please do not hesitate to contact Laura McCauley in our Admissions Office at 540-878-2741 or lmccauley@highlandschool.org with any questions.

There are two ways to apply for admission:

Admissions Checklist

A complete application consists of the following:

  • Application (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Applicant statement (complete online through the above link or print the .pdf version)
  • Student visit and interview
  • Teacher recommendation to be completed by a math teacher (print the .pdf version)
  • Teacher recommendation to be completed by an English teacher (print the .pdf version)
  • Applicants for Grades 9-12 are required to submit Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores. Applicants for Grades 11-12 may submit PSAT or SAT scores instead of SSAT scores.
  • Records and transcripts from applicant's current school (print the .pdf version)
  • Parent interview

All items above must be completed before the Admissions Committee will review your application.

Parent interview
Interviews are scheduled daily by appointment and most are conducted the same day as the applicant's visit. 

Testing by grade level
Applicants for PK 4/5 and K will be administered the Gesell screening at Highland during their half-day visit to the school.

Applicants for Grades 1 - 5 will be administered STAR testing during their half-day visit.

Applicants for Grades 6-12 are required to submit Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores. Highland's school code is #3874

 

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