1. The Online Application
To apply, click on the yellow “apply online here” button on the Admissions webpage. You will be asked to create a personal account with mySAS. Once your online application form has been submitted and the $100 application fee has been processed, you will be able to track your status by logging into your account and reviewing your online checklist.
If the $100 application fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Priscilla Lund to request a fee waiver. The application fee is waived for families that also plan to apply for financial aid.
2. Teacher Recommendation Form(s)
The teacher recommendation form(s) are available through the online checklist. Please log into mySAS and click on your student’s name (or hover over “children” if you have multiple students applying). Click on the highlighted “Teacher Recommendation” link and fill in the appropriate information. St. Andrew’s requests that your child’s current teacher complete a recommendation form. The teacher will submit the completed form directly to St. Andrew’s.
Applicants to the 6th grade are required to submit one recommendation form from their current homeroom teacher.
Applicants to the 7th/8th grade are required to submit a recommendation form from their current English teacher and current math teacher.
3. School Records/Transcript
The Transcript Release Form can also be found on the online checklist. Please log into mySAS and click on your student’s name (or hover over “children” if you have multiple students applying). Click on the highlighted “School Records” link and download the document. Fill in the required information and submit the form to the school registrar. Your student’s school will send all records directly to St. Andrew’s.
4. ISEE Test
Applicants are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). To select a testing location and register for this test, visit the Educational Records Bureau website: www.iseetest.org
. The St. Andrew’s test code is: 447532.
Note: Testing is offered on the St. Andrew’s Upper School campus on Saturday, December 3, 2016 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.
5. Parent Interview
Prospective Middle School parents are required to visit with a member of the admissions team, the Middle School Head, or the Middle School Dean of Students. After your application has been submitted, a member of the admissions team will contact you to help set up an interview time, typically on the same day as the student shadow visit. Interviews begin in mid-October and run through the end of January.
We are happy to arrange for a phone, Skype, or GoogleHangout interview for those applying from out of town.
6. Student Shadow Visit and Interview
Once your application has been received, a member of the admissions team will contact you to arrange for a time for your child to visit the school. Applicants will shadow a student in the grade to which they are applying. Applicants to 6th grade will shadow a current 6th grader, applicants to 7th grade will shadow a current 7th grader, and applicants to 8th grade will shadow a current 8th grader. The purpose of this visit is for your child to get a sense of our community and for our teachers to get to know your child in a classroom setting. The information gathered during this visit helps the Admissions Committee ensure that a child is a good fit for St. Andrew’s. Student visits begin in mid-October and run through the end of January.
During the course of the visit, prospective students will interview with a member of the admissions team, the Middle School Head, or the Middle School Dean of Students.