The process for admission begins in September and runs through January. The deadline for submitting applications for the next school year is January 31. Applications submitted after the January 31 deadline will be processed on a rolling admission basis so long as there are openings.
September, October, November
Call the school to request an admission packet and schedule a campus visit. Campus visits are usually an hour-and-a-half in length and include a tour of the campus and an opportunity to talk about your child with Leslie Marchesseault, the Director of Admission. You will also have time to ask questions about any aspect of the school.
You may also visit the school at one of our open houses scheduled for Sunday afternoon, October 27 or Thursday morning, November 21, from 8:45 to 11:00 and Sunday afternoon, November 24, from 2:00 to 4:00. All open houses include tours of the campus and an opportunity to speak with administrators, teachers and parents. There are also Q&A sessions for parents interested in kindergarten, first grade, and/or the upper school.
The Sunday afternoon open house offers an opportunity for students of all ages to visit the school and to participate in hands-on activities with members of the Glen Urquhart faculty.
Submit an application. The deadline for applications is January 31, but if you submit an application by the middle of December, you will receive all subsequent mailings by January 1, allowing ample time to submit all admission paper work by January 31. The admission paper work includes the AISNE Student Evaluation Form, the Parent Questionnaire, and permission forms to allow the release of the applicant’s school transcript and to allow us to communicate with an applicant’s current teacher. You will also receive the schedule of visiting and assessment dates.
January 31 is the final date for submitting an application. If you are applying for financial aid and do not have the information, please contact the school for the necessary forms, or go to the NAIS web site (www.nais.org) and file your application on line with School and Student Services for Financial Aid. Join us for our last open house on January 23 from 9:00 to 11:00.
Schedule your child’s visit to the campus and/or screening/testing dates.
If you are applying for financial aid, submit your financial aid application to the school with accompanying paperwork. You may also file the Parents’ Financial Statement (PFS) on line by February 15. The admission office will contact you if there is any missing paper work from your child’s file.
The admission committee reviews the completed applications and makes decisions.
March and April
Admission decisions are made and families are notified of the decision by March 10.
Families have an opportunity to re-visit Glen Urquhart, observe classes, and meet with teachers and parents. Families must notify Glen Urquhart by April 10 to accept an invitation to enroll and to reserve a place for their child.
A limited number of spaces may be available after the April 10 enrollment deadline. These spaces are filled on a rolling admission basis after all of the steps in the process are completed. If there are summer openings, classroom visits are not required.
Late Spring/Early Summer
Students are invited to visit the school for a day or part of a day. There are also opportunities to meet classmates during the spring and the summer.