Admissions Process: Step by Step
|To learn more about the Montrose admission process, please click on each of the steps below.|
|Step 1: Attend an Admissions Event|
Learn more about Montrose School at an Admissions Event
or by visiting our campus and taking a tour.
|Step 2: Schedule a Day Visit & Interview|
Schedule a student Day Visit and interview: Each applicant must spend a day at Montrose when school is in session. Our “Day Visitors” are paired up with a hostess. Day visitors attend classes, participate in student activities, interview with an Admissions Officer and complete a writing sample.
You may also want to schedule the Parent interview for the same day, although Parent Interviews can be scheduled at any point during the Admissions process.
|Fill out a Request Information form|
Please click on the Request Information tab and provide contact information for your family and the applicant.
|Step 3: Register for an Entrance Exam|
Register for an entrance exam.
For students entering grades 6-8, the ISEE test is required. Montrose School hosts the ISEE on campus. The ISEE is also given at various test site locations. Sign up at www.iseetest.org
. The Montrose School Code for the ISEE is 220454.
For grades 9-12, the SSAT test is required. Register and sign up for the SSAT at www.ssat.org
. Montrose School Code for SSAT code is 5150.
Montrose does not accept any alternative test scores for the admissions process.
If you would like to request a test fee waiver, please contact Deborah Convery in the Admissions Office.
|Step 4: Submit Your Application|
Submit all application materials by February 1st. This includes:
- Application along with the $50 application fee.
- Transcript release form: Parents must complete the top portion of the form before submitting it along with the Principal Recommendation to the applicant’s current school principal.
- English and math recommendation forms should be given to persons currently teaching the applicant or who have had the most recent association with the applicant in a school environment in these subjects.
- Non-academic recommendation form should be completed by a person closely associated with the applicant outside of her school environment (ex. coach, family friend, or tutor)
Please contact the Admissions Office at any point during the application process. We are happy to help you in any way we can.
Getting started on your application:
Download an application here or request a hard copy of an application here.
After a prospective student and her family have successfully completed the application process the Admissions Office carefully reviews each candidate. We do everything we can to gain a complete and fully dimensional understanding of your daughter as a student and a person. Every piece of the application is considered valuable and important, no one test score, grade, or comment is weighted more heavily than any other.
- Applicants are granted admission without consideration for the request for financial assistance.
- Montrose School provides financial assistance in the form of tuition and merit scholarships.
- Applications for financial assistance are available upon request; notification of assistance is sent following a candidate’s acceptance.
We know that even after you have completed the application and visited Montrose you may still have questions, concerns, or your daughter may feel unsure. Contact the Admissions Office at any time. We may be able to help you by:
- Inviting you or your daughter to come for another visit, take another tour, or sit-in on another interview or class
- Pairing you up with a current parent or your daughter up with a current student who can answer your questions candidly or who came to Montrose from a similar town, school, or circumstance.
- Inviting you to an upcoming school event of interest to you and your daughter such as our Upper School Curriculum Night (for prospective 9-12th graders,) a school play, a special lecture or talk in our Parent Enrichment or Life Portrait Speaker Series
The Admissions Office contacts all applicants at the beginning of March.
We invite all accepted students and their families to celebrate this great accomplishment at a dinner in their honor. Accepted Students Night is an opportunity for prospective students and their families to come together to meet one another, and take yet another look at Montrose School.
Montrose School Application for Admission
Contact the Admissions Office