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Applying for Fall & Midyear Admission: Including International Students and English Language Learners (ELL) Program

Fall Entry

The Admission Committee endeavors to enroll students who have demonstrated academic achievement, possess a positive attitude toward schooling, and whose parents seek a well-rounded, rigorous liberal arts education for their child. We look for candidates who will benefit from Applewild’s educational programs and who will contribute positively to the school community. The number of openings for a given grade is determined by the re-enrollment of current Applewild students. We are currently accepting applications for the fall of 2017 and encourage timely submission in order to ensure availability of openings in classes. Admission decisions will be communicated within three weeks of completion of all aspects of the admission process.

Visiting Applewild

We encourage families to visit our campus as a first step in the important process of learning about our school. Touring our classrooms, speaking with our students and faculty, and observing our family dining-style lunches allow visitors to experience Applewild’s community-minded, cooperative environment. Please call the Admission Office at 978-342-6053, ext. 110, to schedule a meeting and a campus tour with Jen Wing, our Director of Admission. During your visit, you will learn more about Applewild as we, in turn, are excited to learn more about you. Click here to fill out an online inquiry form.

Application Process

Families applying for admission must submit a completed application (application, required recommendation forms, and records) and an application fee of $50 for US students and $100 for international students as soon as possible, as our February 1st deadline has passed and we are now accepting applications on a rolling basis. In addition, families applying for admission to grades 5 through 8 must register for their admission screening (ISEE test www.iseetest.org) through the Educational Records Bureau (ERB). Please refer to the section on admission testing for more information. Upon receipt of your application, if you choose to have us mail you the forms, you will receive a packet containing an academic records release card and teacher recommendation forms to be distributed at your child’s current school. You may also download forms online. Click here to download admission forms.

Admission Screening and Testing

The admission office will contact candidates for screening.

Grades K through 4: Screenings will be held on Friday afternoons and one scheduled Saturday morning on January 21st at 9am & 10am. During the screening, small groups of Kindergarten candidates will spend about an hour in the Kindergarten area with the appropriate faculty. Candidates for grades 1 through 3 will meet individually with a faculty member for about one to two hours. Candidates for grade 4 will spend between two and three hours completing an in-house entrance exam, and meeting with faculty. This may be combined with a day-long student visit.

Grades 5-8: Students who have submitted applications for grades 5 through 8 must register for the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) at www.iseetest.org. Tests are administered at Applewild School or other ISEE test sites. All students in grades 5-8 must complete the ISEE.

Student Visit

All candidates for grades 4-8 are invited to spend a day attending classes with an Applewild student host. After we receive your admission application, we will contact you to arrange your child’s day visit. Although students applying for grades K-3 are not required to spend a day at Applewild, we would be happy to arrange a visit for them.

Application Process

We continue to accept applications for additional spaces available after the school year has begun. Families applying for admission must submit a completed application (application, required recommendation forms, copies of school records) and an application fee of $50.

The Admission Committee endeavors to enroll students who have demonstrated academic achievement, possess a positive attitude toward schooling, and whose parents seek a well-rounded, rigorous liberal arts education for their child. We look for candidates who will benefit from Applewild’s educational programs and who will contribute positively to the school community.

Visiting Applewild

Families visit our campus as a first step in the important process of learning about our school. Touring our classrooms, speaking with our students and faculty, and observing our family dining-style lunches allow visitors to experience Applewild’s community-minded, cooperative environment. Please call the Admission Office at 978-342-6053, ext. 110, to schedule a meeting and a campus tour with our Jennifer Wing, the Director of Admission. During this visit, you will learn more about Applewild as we, in turn, are excited to learn more about you and your student.

Admission Screening and Testing

Grades K through 4: Screenings will be scheduled on Friday afternoons. During the screening, K-3 candidates will spend about an hour with the appropriate faculty. Candidates for grade 4 will spend between two and three hours completing an in-house entrance exam. This exam may be scheduled Monday through Friday.
Grades 5-8: Students who have submitted applications for grades 5 through 8 must take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) at www.iseetest.org. Tests are administered at Applewild School or other ISEE test sites.

Student Visit

All candidates for grades 4-8 are invited to spend a day attending classes with an Applewild student host. After we receive your admission application, we will contact you to arrange your child’s day visit. Although students applying for grades K-3 are not required to spend a day at Applewild, we would be happy to arrange a visit for them.

Once the application is complete an admission decision is made in a timely manner.

You may download forms online. Click here to download admission forms.

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English Language Learners/International Students

The English Language Learner (ELL) Program (previously called English as a Second Language (ESL)) offers an opportunity for learning to speak and write English for speakers of other languages. English Language Learners quickly become valued members of our Applewild community. Our program is designed for students who intend to continue their education at American secondary schools and beyond. Applewild provides comprehensive secondary school consulting services for all 8th grade students.david's journey

ELL students at Applewild are immersed in our curriculum and are expected to fully participate in sports, clubs, theater productions and musical performances. While at Applewild School, students are asked to write and deliver speeches, write poetry, complete in the History Day Contest and play two sports during the year. Students may also join the Ski Club and learn to ski near-by or participate in Robotics, Student Council, or play in the award-winning Jazz Band.

Upon arriving on campus, international students receive orientation and are given placement testing. International students, based upon placement testing, can be enrolled in an ELL class or in a mainstream English Language Arts class. Students also enroll in grade level math, science, history, and arts classes. Some of these may be modified at first while English proficiency is strengthened. The goal is for each student to transition into our standard courses by eighth grade.

We encourage campus visits and interviews but realize that this may not be possible for all candidates. We conduct Skype interviews and, as feasible, ask for English testing results as part of the application process.

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