Admissions Process at Village School
Village School includes grades 5-8. Rising fifth grade classes are formed in the fall and early winter of each year. Applications from interested fourth graders are accepted until late January. Admissions decisions are mailed in late February.
Applications for other grades are taken when and if there are openings. Families of interested applicants for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades should complete the “Parent Questionnaire” and “Applicant Questionnaire” and return them to the Village School office. If an opening occurs, all applicants with applications on file will be contacted and considered for the opening(s).
The admissions process usually begins with one or both parents visiting and touring during a school day to meet teachers and see school in session. Alternatively, prospective parents and students can visit during our annual Open House, held one Saturday in late October.
Interested fourth grade students are asked to spend the day, usually 8:00am-3:15pm at Village School, shadowing a current fifth grader. This can occur before or after an application is submitted but must be before the end of the application deadline in late January.
The Application consists of five parts:
- The Parent Questionnaire completed by the student’s parents or guardians
- The Applicant Questionnaire completed by the prospective student
- The Teacher Recommendation Form a Google Form completed by a teacher who knows the applicant well.
- Request for Release of Academic Records to be given to the applicant’s current school administration
- $175 application fee which covers the cost of the required testing
After submission of an application and application fee, applicants will take the Woodcock-Johnson Skills assessment test. This is a one-on-one untimed test administered by an independent educational psychologist. The psychologist will contact you directly and schedule the test at her office.
The final step in the process is a parent interview with Eliza O’Connell, Head of School; at the same time the prospective student meets with one of our faculty. These interviews typically occur at 2:15pm Monday-Friday.
Village School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.