Online at the school's web site
Online at the SSAT site
Complete and submit a paper application
Applying Via Individual School Web Sites
SSAT's Online Service
The SSAT's School Application Service allows you to apply to several schools using the same information. It's as close to a common application as you are likely to find. Downloadable teacher recommendations and lots of help with the application process make this application option a breeze.
The tried and true paper application is always available. Most schools will have their application package available for download on their sites or you can request an admissions package from the school.
Many schools practice what they euphemistically call 'rolling admissions'. That's another way of saying "We'll stop accepting applicants once all our places are filled." In other words, there are no fixed application deadlines. Rolling admissions works to your advantage in several ways. For example, if you find out that you are being transferred and need to find new schools for your children in the spring, a school with a rolling admissions might be just the ticket. While a school with rolling admissions may not be as highly competitive to get into as Exeter or Groton, nonetheless, the fit with your child's needs and requirements is much more important than how competitive a school is. As always, seek advice from your educational consultant.
The best advice anybody can give you is to stay organized! If you have questions or are not sure how to proceed, always call the admissions office of the school concerned. Admissions staff are trained to be helpful and will go out of their way to assist you. Good luck!
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