Without a sense of caring there can be no sense of community.
— Anthony J. D'Angelo

We welcome applications from girls without and with IEPs and giftedness. Girls have to be academically capable of participating in our enriched curriculum. They must demonstrate that they will be positive members of our learning community.

Admissions decisions for all girls are based on:

  • intellectual curiosity,

  • above average academic achievement in at least some areas

  • character,

  • kindness and caring for/about others

  • a commitment to taking care of themselves

  • summer camp experience

  • personal interests and hobbies,

  • sports/outdoors/horse experience

  • passion/love of/kindness towards animals

  • reference letters and followup interviews with current/past teachers/principals/coaches, etc.

  • a portfolio of an applicant's work and interests (optional, but welcome)

  • space and overall fit of the incoming cohort of applicants with each other

  • fit of a student's family with the school community

  • standardized test scores (Yes, we'll consider them, but SSAT/ISEE/PSAT/SAT/ACT results... aren't given much weight)

Girls with IEPs will also have their learning needs considered during the admissions process.