How to Apply

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This is our process:

Attend a tour

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 tuition assis­tance.

Student Visit

All chil­dren visit the school as part of our appli­ca­tion process (dates listed below). 

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

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 by March 6 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 Visit Dates: 2019 – 2020

Satur­day, Febru­ary 8, 2020
Kinder­garten Prospec­tive Student Visit Day & Parent Round Table with Jason, Assis­tant Head of School

Satur­day, Febru­ary 15, 2020
5th and 6th grade Prospec­tive Student Visit Day & Parent Round Table with Jason, Assis­tant Head of School

Wednes­day, Febru­ary 19, 2020
Middle School Prospec­tive Student Visit Day

Satur­day, Febru­ary 22, 2020
Kinder­garten Prospec­tive Student Visit Day & Parent Round Table with Jason, Assis­tant Head of School

1st — 4th Grade Visits
Our admis­sions direc­tor will contact prospec­tive fami­lies to sched­ule a visit for 1st through 4th grade appli­cants. Visits will be sched­uled between January and Febru­ary for first round prospective students.

TBD — Preschool and High School prospec­tive student visits

Late spring and summer appli­cants will visit only after admis­sions files are complete.

Impor­tant Dates: 2019 – 2020

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 13, 2019 OR Wednes­day, January 15, 2020
High school open house, 7:00 pm: prospec­tive high school appli­cants and their parents/​guardians are invited to attend.

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 20, 2019 OR Thurs­day, January 23, 2020
Middle school open house, 7:00 pm: prospec­tive middle school appli­cants and their parents/​guardians are invited to attend

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Under­stand­ing Diver­sity, Equity, and Inclu­sion at Waverly (more info on this coming soon)

Satur­day, Febru­ary 1, 2020
Appli­ca­tions due for new students; tuition assis­tance appli­ca­tions due for new and returning students.

Friday, March 6, 2020
Admis­sions noti­fi­ca­tions are sent to families.

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Waverly Farm Break­fast with admitted families.