See our school. Meet our faculty.

Call the Admission Office at (978) 342-6053 ext. 110 or 111 or submit the following form to set up a parent visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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Experience Applewild

Families with children who are home schooled, in parochial, public, charter, or other independent schools have all found their way to Applewild. I hope that you can imagine your bright, enthusiastic child thriving here – we can.  Applewild students actively participate in a formative, individualized, and innovative educational experience.  Our students come to Applewild from a variety of educational backgrounds – from public and parochial schools to homeschooling environments.  Most importantly, Applewild students share a common love for learning, and they are curious, engaged, and motivated.  As you learn about how our new tuition program Access Applewild can empower your family to enroll your child; as you speak personally with our parent community; and as you visit our campus as much as you’d like, please understand that there are no questions which are insignificant. Visit us for a one-on-one tour and meeting, for an Open House, for athletic games and artistic performances – get a feel for our vibrant community, and let us help your family take the first steps towards a new educational journey for your child.  We encourage you to dive deeply into this process and to ask us the questions that mean the most to your family – this is an important investment and decision for your family, and we want you to be confident that you’re making the right one.

A partnership and an admission process
We are excited to assist your family with your student’s application to Applewild, and we are here to work alongside you each step of the way.  We offer a user-friendly, online family admission application in addition to online recommendations which your student’s teachers can easily access.  We encourage families to begin the admission process this fall and early winter for the upcoming school year.  We value strong partnerships with our families, and that partnership begins with your first inquiry, phone call, or email – please contact the Admission Office at 978-342-6053, ext. 163; or ext 119; to schedule an individualized campus tour, or just to start a conversation. 

Visiting campus
We believe that visiting our campus is a key, initial step in the process of learning more about Applewild – finding the ‘best fit’ for each child is incredibly important.  A significant part of finding that fit is ensuring that your family sees and feels the warm and engaging culture of a school’s community.  In turn, we are just as eager to learn about your family and your student.  We are excited to be invested in this process together – it’s just as important for you to learn about us as it is for us to learn about your family.  Visit us as often as you’d like, and visit us soon. 

Our application timeline
Families applying for admission to grades kindergarten through eight should complete the full admission application and process by February 1, 2018 to be considered for the 18-19 school year.  As a note, space in grades six through eight is particularly limited so we encourage all families interested in Applewild to begin the process of learning about our school as soon as possible.

As an accredited member of the Association of Independent Schools of New England, Applewild adheres to a specific admission timeline:

  • For families who complete the admission process by February 1, 2018, admission decisions will be provided on March 10, 2018.
  • Families of accepted students are asked to enroll by April 10, 2018 for the upcoming school year.
  • Upon acceptance, we provide many opportunities for families to revisit us and to strengthen their understanding of our school prior to making an enrollment decision.
  • After February 1st, 2018, we continue to accept applications on a rolling basis for limited, available spaces.

Admission Application and Process
A completed admission application includes:

  • An official, individualized parent/family tour and meeting with admissions;
  • Our online family application (see our ‘Apply Online Now’ link);
  • Submission of teacher recommendations through our online application;
  • Submission of student transcripts;
  • Applicants for grades 5 through 8:
    • Please register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at (this test is given at Applewild on the upcoming following dates):
      Saturday, February 10 at 9:00am
      Saturday, March 3 at 9:00am
  • Applicants for kindergarten through fourth grade:
    • We will schedule your student to meet individually with a faculty member for a screening called the Gesell Developmental Observation. This takes about one to two hours dependent upon the student’s grade level.  We will talk about the Gesell during your tour and meeting, and you can learn more at

Your student matters
All students are welcome to visit for their own tours, or during their families’ tours – at Applewild, your student matters and we want to meet him or her.  Students applying for third through eighth grade are asked to spend a day in class with us as part of the admission experience – this can be scheduled on any school day, including during other schools’ vacation times when we are in session.  Your student and your family are welcome to visit us often, and for our various admission and community events.

I hope to have the chance to welcome you and your family to campus.

Jen Raterman
Admission Office Manager


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