Application Process

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Attend a Tour & Open House

Note: Group virtual tours for the 2021 – 2022 school year have concluded. Our appli­ca­tion dead­line is Febru­ary 1, 2021. We will conduct virtual tours for fami­lies in the spring, in grades where space is avail­able. Please email jennifer@​thewaverlyschool.​org at the end of March. Thank you!

Group tours for parents and guardians are held by divi­sion – preschool, elemen­tary school (K‑6th), middle school (7th and 8th), and high school (9th-12th) – during the school day. Tours include time with the head of school to learn about our program, a visit to class­rooms, and an oppor­tu­nity to ask ques­tions of current Waverly parents. Sign up here to attend a tour!

Middle and High School Open House

For middle and high school appli­cants, we strongly encour­age fami­lies to attend an open house. Open houses are evening events held in Novem­ber and January. The open house is the student’s first oppor­tu­nity to visit Waverly and to hear from the teach­ers directly about their classes.

Dead­line: February 1

Apply online by Febru­ary 1! This is also the dead­line for flex­i­ble tuition.

Student Visit

Most of our appli­cants visit Waverly in Febru­ary. Due to recent stay at home orders, the student visit process at Waverly has changed for those inter­ested in the 2021 – 22 school year.

Our Admis­sions Direc­tor, Jennifer Dakan, will conduct indi­vid­ual virtual family conver­sa­tions for appli­cants preschool through first grades. All other appli­cants will inter­view indi­vid­u­ally (virtu­ally) with Jennifer. Please email jennifer@​thewaverlyschool.​org after you have applied to sched­ule the interview.

For students apply­ing in late March, please sched­ule a visit directly with the admis­sions office: admissions@​thewaverlyschool.​org.

No Tests Required

The Waverly School’s admis­sions process does not include formal testing, such as the ISEE. Our goal, instead, is to assess each student’s indi­vid­ual skill set to ensure that all students fall within an appro­pri­ate range of learn­ing levels in any one class. We pay very careful atten­tion to infor­ma­tion provided in prospec­tive students’ appli­ca­tions, includ­ing tran­scripts and teacher recommendations.

Teacher Recom­men­da­tion Forms

Complete the top portion of the form and deliver it to the applicant’s current teacher. (7th-12th grade appli­cants need two teacher recom­men­da­tions.) Teacher recom­men­da­tions must be submit­ted in sealed letter­head envelopes from the appro­pri­ate school [helpful tip: provide addressed and stamped envelopes to your child’s teach­ers along with the recom­men­da­tion form(s)]. Down­load a teacher recom­men­da­tion form (PDF):

Tran­scripts

Complete the Tran­script Release Form and submit it to the applicant’s current school (required for 3rd grade and above). Tran­scripts must be submit­ted in sealed letter­head envelopes from the appro­pri­ate school. Down­load a tran­script request form (PDF).

Admis­sions Notification

Deci­sion letters will be sent March 5 for first round applicants.

Non-Discrim­i­na­tion Policy

Waverly fosters an envi­ron­ment in which indi­vid­ual differ­ences of race, ethnic­ity, biolog­i­cal sex, gender iden­tity, sexual orien­ta­tion, socioe­co­nomic circum­stance, national origin, immi­gra­tion status, ability and disabil­ity, phys­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics, reli­gious belief, and all aspects of iden­tity are acknowl­edged and celebrated.

Inter­na­tional Students

At this time, The Waverly School is not able to offer, process, or assist in the procure­ment of student visas (I‑20). Appli­cants must be able to provide proof of visa or other docu­men­ta­tion demon­strat­ing ability to attend non-public school in the United States before an appli­ca­tion can be processed. 

Student Visits: 2020 – 2021

Most of our appli­cants visit Waverly in Febru­ary. Due to recent stay at home orders, the student visit process at Waverly has changed for those inter­ested in the 2021 – 22 school year.

Our Admis­sions Direc­tor, Jennifer Dakan, will conduct indi­vid­ual virtual family conver­sa­tions for appli­cants preschool through first grades. All other appli­cants will inter­view indi­vid­u­ally (virtu­ally) with Jennifer. Please email jennifer@​thewaverlyschool.​org after you have applied to sched­ule the interview.

For students apply­ing in late March, please sched­ule a visit directly with the admis­sions office: admissions@​thewaverlyschool.​org.

Impor­tant Dates: 2020 – 2021

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 11, 2020 OR Wednes­day, January 13, 2021
High school open house, 7:00 pm: prospec­tive high school appli­cants and their parents/​guardians are invited to attend virtually.

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 18, 2020 OR Wednes­day, January 20, 2021
Middle school open house, 7:00 pm: prospec­tive middle school appli­cants and their parents/​guardians are invited to attend virtually.

Monday, Febru­ary 1, 2021
Appli­ca­tions due for new students; flex­i­ble tuition appli­ca­tions due for new and returning students.

Friday, March 5, 2021
Admis­sions noti­fi­ca­tions are sent to families.