How to Apply

Getting Started

So many words and deadlines and boxes to check! We know it’s daunting. That’s why we’ve made every effort to present this process as clearly as possible. If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact us. We’ll help you through it!

Step 1: Application

The process is slightly different for each division, but everyone starts by creating an account in our online application tool, inResonance. Submit Part I of the application and fee (waived if you’re applying for financial aid). We can’t schedule next steps until you complete this one.

Step 2: Interview

We schedule visits beginning in September through January. A personal interview with the candidate and her parents or guardians is required, and takes about 90 minutes, including a campus tour. A representative from the Admission Office will contact you to schedule an appointment once you have completed the online application (Part I).

Step 3: Testing

Testing is required for all applicants. You’ll find complete testing information in Admission Procedures below.

Step 4: Recommendations & Transcripts

The deadline for all recommendations from teachers and/or relevant adults, as well as current school transcripts is January 15. We recommend sharing these forms with the appropriate people after November 15. You’ll find recommendation and transcript release forms in your online application account.

Just a couple more things...

Expansion Years
Just as there’s an admission cycle to the school year, there’s also an admission cycle to the school divisions. At certain grade levels, classes grow and admit more students. GA has several expansion years:

Pre-Connecting
Connecting
Group V
Group VI
Group IX
Group X

Grades
At GA, we call grades Groups. Also, here grade numbers are noted in Roman numerals. So what would be grade 8 at most other schools, at GA is Group VIII. And so on.

School breakdown
GA’s division breakdown doesn’t always match up exactly with that of other schools. Please note how we comprise each division:

Lower School = PC & CC, Groups I-IV
Middle School = Groups V-VIII
Upper School = Groups IX-XII

Pre-K & K
At GA, pre-kindergarten is called Pre-Connecting Class and kindergarten is referred to as Connecting Class. Less formally, it’s PC & CC. 

Tuition & Affordability

At GA, we match our mission to educate talented girls of exceptional character with a commitment to fostering a socioeconomically diverse community, and we are fortunate to be able to offer financial aid to more than 20% of the student body. The application deadline for financial aid is December 15, 2019.

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We use the InResonance online tool to manage the application process.

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For students applying to multiple schools, GA now accepts the Standard Application Online, or SAO. 

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Greenwich Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, family composition, or sexual orientation in the administration of its educational programs, admission policies, financial aid guidelines, and employment practices or other school-administered programs.

Procedures for Fall 2020 Admission

PC/CC

Students applying to PC must be 4 years old by June 1, 2020.
Students applying to CC must by 5 years old by August 1, 2020.

All PC/CC applications to Greenwich Academy must include:

Application Form & Fee

Due as soon as possible
The application for admission should be completed online with the non-refundable $75 application fee (fee waived if applying for financial aid). Please note that this part of the application and fee must be received by the Admission Office before an interview or individual tour can be scheduled. The application deadline is December 15. Applications received after December 15 will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to available places in a grade.

Interview & Tour

Scheduled between September and January
An interview with the candidate’s parent/guardian is required as part of the application process. After receiving the application for admission, the Admission Office will call you to schedule an appointment to visit the school. Interviews take place beginning in mid-September through January. At this meeting, an admission associate will discuss the candidate’s interests and Greenwich Academy’s curriculum and philosophy. A tour of the campus will take place as well. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your visit.

Testing

Applicants to Pre-Connecting and Connecting Class will be assessed individually for approximately 30 minutes in the Admission Office on the main campus. Pre-Connecting and Connecting Class candidates will also visit in small groups at the Ridgeview Avenue campus. The Admission Office will schedule these appointments directly with the parent/guardian.

Teacher Recommendation

Due no later than January 15
A recommendation from the candidate’s current teacher is required. Please provide this form to the appropriate teacher at the candidate’s current school after November 15.

Notification
Letters of notification will be posted in late February. For a candidate to be considered in the initial round of admission decisions, all parts of the application must be completed by January 15. Families are encouraged to contact the Admission Office if questions arise at any time during the process. We thank you for your interest in and consideration of Greenwich Academy.

International Students
Greenwich Academy welcomes applications from students who live outside the United States. Greenwich Academy is not an I-20 school and therefore we do not issue student visas. Should you have any questions about acquiring a student visa, we encourage you to contact your local consulate or an immigration attorney before beginning the application process.

Lower School

All Lower School applications to Greenwich Academy must include:

Application Form & Fee

Due as soon as possible
The application for admission should be completed online with the non-refundable $75 application fee (fee waived if applying for financial aid). Please note that this part of the application and fee must be received by the Admission Office before an interview or individual tour can be scheduled. The application form & fee deadline is December 15. Applications received after December 15 will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to available places in a grade.

Interview & Campus Tour

Scheduled between September and January
An interview with the candidate’s parent/guardian is required as part of the application process. After receiving the application for admission, the Admission Office will call you to schedule an appointment to visit the school. Interviews take place beginning in mid-September through January. A tour of the campus will take place as well. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your visit.

Testing

Candidates for Groups I and II will be assessed in January. The Admission Office will schedule these appointments directly with the parent/guardian. All candidates for Groups III-IV are required to take the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) CTP V test. This ERB test is administered at Greenwich Academy on Saturday, November 9, and Saturday, December 14, as well as at other local independent schools. Applicants should register early, since space is limited at all ERB test sites.

Groups III-IV Testing

Teacher Recommendation

Due no later than January 15
A recommendation from the candidate’s current teacher is required. Please share this form, available through your online application account, with the appropriate teacher at the candidate’s current school after November 15. In some cases, public school teachers are not allowed to fill out recommendation forms; in this instance, please share the extracurricular recommendation form and share it with a coach, music teacher, or any other adult who has taught the candidate in some capacity.

School Recommendation & Transcript Release Form

Due no later than January 15
Please share this form, available through your online application account, with the Head of School or Principal at the candidate’s current school after November 15. The transcript must include the current year-to-date and previous full-year academic information, including any standardized testing.

Notification
Letters of notification will be posted in late February. For a candidate to be considered in the initial round of admission decisions, all parts of the application must be completed by January 15. Families are encouraged to contact the Admission Office if questions arise at any time during the process. We thank you for your interest in and consideration of Greenwich Academy.

International Students
Greenwich Academy welcomes applications from students who live outside the United States. Greenwich Academy is not an I-20 school and therefore we do not issue student visas. Should you have any questions about acquiring a student visa, we encourage you to contact your local consulate or an immigration attorney before beginning the application process.

Middle School

All Middle School applications to Greenwich Academy must include:

Part I: Application Form & Fee

Due December 15
The application for admission (Part I) should be completed online with a non-refundable $75 application fee (fee waived if applying for financial aid). Please note that this part of the application and fee must be received by the Admission Office before an interview or individual tour can be scheduled. Applications received after December 15 will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to available places in a grade.

Part II: Student Information Form

Due January 15
The Admission Office would like to hear directly from each candidate in order to learn more about her. We request that applicants complete and submit the online Student Information Form (Part II) by January 15.

Please note: The Student Information Form (Part II) does not need to be submitted to the Admission Office before scheduling your interview/campus tour.

Interview & Campus Tour

Scheduled between September and January
A personal interview with the candidate and her parent/guardian is required as part of the application process. After receiving the application for admission (Part I), the Admission Office will schedule an appointment to visit the school. Interviews take place beginning in September through January. A current Greenwich Academy student will take each family on a tour of the campus, followed by an individual interview first with the candidate and then with her parent/guardian. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your visit.

ISEE or SSAT Testing

Register as soon as possible
Students applying to Groups V-XI are required to take either the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). To register contact the ISEE Office directly at 800.446.0320 or register online; or the SSAT Office at 609.683.4440 or register online. The ISEE test is administered at Greenwich Academy on Saturday, November 9, and Saturday, December 14, as well as at other local independent schools during the admission season. All candidates are requested to take the ISEE or SSAT by early January so that results can be received by January 15. Early registration is essential as spaces at all test sites are limited.

Teacher Recommendations

Due January 15
Recommendations from the candidate’s current English and math teachers are required. Please share these forms, available through your online application account, with the appropriate teachers at the candidate’s current school after November 15. In some cases, public school teachers are not allowed to fill out recommendation forms; in this instance, please share extracurricular recommendation forms with a coach, music teacher, or any other adult who has taught the candidate in some capacity.

School Recommendation & Transcript Release Form

Due January 15
Please give this form, available through your online application account, to the Head of School, Principal, or Guidance Counselor at the candidate’s current school after November 15. The transcript must include the current year-to-date and previous full-year academic information, including any standardized testing.

Notification
Letters of notification will be posted in late February. For a candidate to be considered in the initial round of admission decisions, all parts of the application must be completed by January 15. Families are encouraged to contact the Admission Office if questions arise at any time during the process. We thank you for your interest in and consideration of Greenwich Academy.

International Students
Greenwich Academy welcomes applications from students who live outside the United States. Greenwich Academy is not an I-20 school and therefore we do not issue student visas. Should you have any questions about acquiring a student visa, we encourage you to contact your local consulate or an immigration attorney before beginning the application process.

Upper School

All Upper School applications to Greenwich Academy must include:

Part I: Application Form & Fee

Due December 15
The application for admission (Part I) should be completed online with a non-refundable $75 application fee (fee waived if applying for financial aid). Please note that this part of the application and fee must be received by the Admission Office before an interview or individual tour can be scheduled. Applications received after December 15 will be considered on a rolling basis, subject to available places in a grade.

Part II: Student Information Form

Due January 15
The Admission Office would like to hear directly from each candidate in order to learn more about her. We request that applicants complete and submit the online Student Information Form (Part II) by January 15.

Please note: The Student Information Form (Part II) does not need to be submitted to the Admission Office before scheduling your interview/campus tour.

Interview & Campus Tour

Scheduled between September and January
A personal interview with the candidate and her parent/guardian is required as part of the application process. After receiving the application for admission (Part I), the Admission Office will schedule an appointment to visit the school. Interviews take place beginning in September through January. A current Greenwich Academy student will take each family on a tour of the campus, followed by an individual interview first with the candidate and then with her parent/guardian. Please allow approximately 90 minutes for your visit.

ISEE or SSAT Testing

Register as soon as possible
Students applying to Groups V-XI are required to take either the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). To register contact the ISEE Office directly at 800.446.0320 or register online; or the SSAT Office at 609.683.4440 or register online. The ISEE test is administered at Greenwich Academy on Saturday, November 9, and Saturday, December 14, as well as at other local independent schools during the admission season. All candidates are requested to take the ISEE or SSAT by early January so that results can be received by January 15. Early registration is essential as spaces at all test sites are limited.

Teacher Recommendations

Due January 15
Recommendations from the candidate’s current English and math teachers are required. Please share these forms, available through your online application account, with the appropriate teachers at the candidate’s current school after November 15. In some cases, public school teachers are not allowed to fill out recommendation forms; in this instance, please share extracurricular recommendation forms with a coach, music teacher, or any other adult who has taught the candidate in some capacity.

School Recommendation & Transcript Release Form

Due January 15
Please give this form, available through your online application account, to the Head of School, Principal, or Guidance Counselor at the candidate’s current school after November 15. The transcript must include the current year-to-date and previous full-year academic information, including any standardized testing.

Notification
Letters of notification will be posted in late February. For a candidate to be considered in the initial round of admission decisions, all parts of the application must be completed by January 15. Families are encouraged to contact the Admission Office if questions arise at any time during the process. We thank you for your interest in and consideration of Greenwich Academy.

International Students
Greenwich Academy welcomes applications from students who live outside the United States. Greenwich Academy is not an I-20 school and therefore we do not issue student visas. Should you have any questions about acquiring a student visa, we encourage you to contact your local consulate or an immigration attorney before beginning the application process.

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