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Admissions Philosophy and Policy

The Village School is an independent school that respects, embraces, and celebrates diversity in its curriculum, student body, and staff. The Village School admits students of any race, color, and 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 and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Preschool and Junior Kindergarten

The Village School Early Childhood Program seeks to enroll children who will benefit from our mission and educational opportunities. We are dedicated to building a strong foundation and igniting a lifelong passion for learning in our children. We believe that every part of a child’s day is a learning opportunity. The Village School day is full of experiences involving STEAM and play in the carefully planned classroom learning centers.

Lower and Middle School

The Village School seeks to enroll students in our lower, middle, and upper schools who will benefit from our mission and programs. The goal is to select a well balanced and diverse student body composed of students who will be successful at The Village School.
The Admissions Committee carefully weighs a variety of factors when making admission decisions. Previous school records and teacher referrals are required for all applicants prior to admission consideration. Prior grades or developmental assessments, achievement test scores, conduct reports, and attendance records will be taken into consideration. Parents of applicants should report special needs to the Admission Director and provide the results of any previous developmental and educational assessments. Upon receipt of all applicant materials, an assessment of the prospective student will be arranged in order to determine if the candidate is the right fit for The Village School.

Upper School

You will receive an application packet at the conclusion of your tour. Complete and return the Application for Admission which includes a request for records, a recent photograph, and the $100 application fee. The Upper School application also includes an official, sealed transcript, standardized test scores, student essays, and one graded writing assignment from the student’s current school with a minimum length of one typed page. Teacher recommendations must be submitted confidentially. In addition, students must complete ONE shadow day, during which he or she will follow an entire Upper School student’s schedule. OLSAT assessments will only be necessary if the student’s grades and standardized test scores prove insufficient for evaluation of appropriate course placement. Prior to the admission decision, the student and parent will interview with the Head of Upper School and the Director of College Counseling.