Application Process


Parent-Child Registration. Children ages 10 months (by September 1) and older can attend these two hour classes, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Classes meet once or twice a week. Sessions begin each Fall. Contact the Admissions Office about registration for 2014-15 classes .  Registration in the Parent-Child class is first come, first served based on space availability in the class. 

Applications for preschool through high school are available at the Look Ins and Open Houses and personal tours.

Preschool and Kindergarten Admissions. Parents should attend a Look In (or have a personal tour) and then submit the application,  $100.00 application fee, recommendation forms and any supporting documentation as detailed on the application. After we receive the completed application, you will be contacted to arrange an interview with the class teacher and another member of the Early Childhood Faculty (parents and applicant attend the interview). We accept children for preschool at age 3 years, 3 months by September 1 for preschool admission. Children must be 4 years, 9 months by September 1 for kindergarten admission.  Deadline for preschool and kindergarten applications is January 20, 2015.

Grades One through Eight Admissions. Parents should attend a Look In and then  submit the application, $100.00 application fee, transcript request form(s), and any testing or evaluation reports. Please give your child’s current teacher(s) and Head of School the Confidential Recommendation Form(s) to be completed and sent directly to PWS. Upon receipt of the application materials, a meeting for the parents and the class  teacher will be scheduled by the Admissions Office. Following that meeting a date can be set for the applicant to meet with the Class Teacher for an interview/assessment. Qualified applicants will be asked to visit the class for three consecutive school days.  Deadline for lower school applications is January 20, 2015.

High School. Prospective applicants and parents should attend either the November 8 or January 10 Open House and then submit the Student Questionnaire, Parent Questionnaire, $100.00 application fee, transcript request forms, and any supporting documentation as detailed in the application packet. Please have the applicant’s current Math teacher and English teacher send the completed Recommendation Form  directly to the address on the form. Providing the teachers with stamped and addressed envelopes is often appreciated.  High School application deadline is January 20, 2015.  High school interviews will take place Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Recommendations for admission are reviewed by the Admission Committee and admissions notifications are mailed in early March.