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Notes for Prospective Students
All candidates for admission are required to submit the
Greenhills Application, which includes basic personal information,
candidate short answer and essay questions (depending on the
grade), teacher recommendations, a parent statement, SSAT test
scores (for admission to 9-11th grade), and transcripts from
Admission to Greenhills is selective, and not all applicants
The application for 2012 is now ready, and available to print
out (Application2012.pdf)and submit via snail mail
with the $50 application fee.
If you have filled out
and submitted the old application, do not worry, we will accept
Required Visit and
Every applicant is required to visit
Greenhills fora full day, from
We will pair you witha current student and
you will attend classes andparticipate in
thedailylife of the school.
visit you will also have an interview with a member of
theadmission team duringwhich wewill engage in a
conversation with youaboutyour current school, why you
wantto attend Greenhills and how you like to spend
The interview is informal, butis
part of the admission process.
Who Gets Admitted to Greenhills
The largest groups of students enter Greenhills each year in
grades 6 and 9, but students are admitted to all grades as space
permits (students are rarely admitted to 12th grade, and
usuallyonly if they are movingto the area).
Greenhills attracts a student body of approximately 540 students,
which is inclusive of many different interests, abilities, and
Students represent the racial, economic, religious,
and cultural diversity of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and the surrounding
An increasing number of students coming to Greenhills
from Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Brighton, South Lyon,
Pinckney, Milford, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, and other communities
demonstrates the appeal and value of a Greenhills education to a
broad range of students and families.
The Admission Committee works
to support these aspects of the school's inclusiveness.
This is the most important factor in the Greenhills admission
process, and therefore admission to Greenhills is based on many
criteria including essays, teacher recommendations, the academic
transcript, participation in extracurricular activities, test
scores, the Greenhills school visit, and the interview.
piece of the application plays an important role in assisting the
admission committee in making a decision, no one
piece—neither essay nor test scores, for example—will
be the deciding factor.
The admission committee takes a holistic
approach and will read each application in detail, and each
application will be read by at least three people including the
Director of Admission, who reads every application.
Parents should note that the financial aid application is not
due until February 13, 2012 and therefore Greenhills will be unable
to give a financial aid decision with admission decisions mailed
However, as noted elsewhere, financial aid priority
will be given to those applicants whose admission materials are in
by the January deadline.
Decision Notification Dates
Decisions are mailed hte week of March 10, 2014
For applications received after the deadline, we will mail
decisions on a rolling basis based on availability.
Waitlist: After the initial January 26 deadline,
the Admission Office continues to process applications and mail
decisions for each grade until that grade is fully enrolled.
year there is a waiting list for each grade and throughout the
summer we may offer admission to students from that list.