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The Application Process
1. Schedule Campus Tour
Please contact the Sullins Academy Admissions Office about scheduling your individual tour or feel free to drop by on one of our Open House dates.
2. Submit Application and Fee
Parents should complete the online Application for Admission. A non-refundable $60 application fee is required with each application.
3. Submit Record Release and Recommendation Forms to Current School
Grades 1 – 8: Download, complete, and sign the Student Record Release Form and submit to the Principal, Guidance Counselor, or other appropriate official at your child’s current school. The school official should complete the form and send it and all records directly to the Sullins Academy Admissions Office.
Download, complete, and sign the Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form and submit to your child’s current teacher(s). This recommendation can be mailed or e-mailed to the Admissions Office.
When you complete the Online Application for Admission the recommendation form is available in the online application or you can find links to download at the bottom of this page.
4. Participate in School Visit and Admission Testing
Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule your interview and visit.
Grades Preschool – Kindergarten: At this grade level, school visits will take place in a group setting. Each spring, students who have applied for the following fall are invited to Primary Preview Day, a day where parents and children spend the morning at Sullins Academy with the teacher in their respective grade. Our teachers will have an organized activity as well as free play to provide an opportunity to observe the children’s ability to socialize and follow directions.
- There is no admissions testing for students applying to Preschool and Junior Kindergarten; however, it is a requirement of the school that all children enrolled in preschool are able to independently use the restroom (no diapers, pull-ups, or training pants). Students should be able to inform teachers of the need to use the restroom.
- Entrance Age Requirement – September 30 is the date used to determine placement in early grades.
- On visitation day, incoming Kindergarten students will sign up for their Kindergarten Readiness Assessment time slot.
Grade Kindergarten: Incoming Kindergarten students will schedule a time to come back to Sullins to take an individual Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. While this assessment is just a snippet of a child’s full academic picture, the results can give teachers and parents a better idea of the child’s readiness for success in Kindergarten for the upcoming year. Results will be mailed/ emailed to parents within a week of testing.
Grades 1 – 8: Applicants are required to spend a school day shadowing a current student in the grade in which they are currently enrolled.* During this day the applicant also will take an assessment in both Language Arts and Mathematics and spend time meeting with the Lower/Middle School Division Head. Results of these assessments will be mailed/ emailed to parents in a timely fashion.
5. Receive School Contract
Grade Preschool: Contracts for preschool students will be issued after all admissions steps are completed and will be issued based on a first-come-first serve basis as long as vacancies exist.
Grade Junior Kindergarten - Kindergarten: Junior Kindergarten contracts will be issued after the current student Re-Enrollment period is completed and the school has determined available number of spaces for new students. Enrollment contracts for new students will be issued after all admissions steps are completed and will be issued based on a first-come-first-serve basis by the date application was received.
Grades 1- 8: Contracts will be issued after the current student Re-Enrollment period is completed and the school has determined available number of spaces for new students. Enrollment Contracts for new students will be issued when the admissions process has been completed. The admission decision is ultimately made by a committee comprised of the Director of Admissions, Lower/Middle School Division Head, and Head of School. The standards on which applicants are assessed include but are not limited to academic background, admissions testing and social/ cognitive assessments and performance in previous schooling.