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Students are selected to enter the School on the basis of past school records, teacher recommendations, standardized testing scores and applicant questionnaire. In making admissions decisions, we offer places to those students whose experiences and records indicate they will succeed in the school's academic programs and whose character will enrich our community.

Applications may be submitted up to one year prior to entry (beginning 1 July). All supporting documents must be submitted before 1 February. Parents are notified of admissions decisions in late February/early March.

We continue to process applications received after 1 February; applications submitted after 1 February should be completed within three weeks.


Lower School (Grades K1-4)

Complete the online application for admission and pay the application fee.

Submit as soon as possible after 1 July the year before entry. The application fee is £200 or by fee waiver. Applicants for K1 must turn four by 31 August and applicants for K2 must turn five by 31 August.

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Submit school records

Transcript or copies of report cards for 3 ½ years, including the fall semester of the current year. Previous reports should be submitted with the application for admission; the fall report should be sent as soon as available. Please do not send originals.

Teacher Recommendations

Submit one Teacher Recommendation from the applicant's current teacher. Recommendations should be completed after 30 November and before 1 February.

K1-Grade 1: download the recommendation form for K1-Grade 1

Grades 2-4: download the form for Grades 2-4

Applicant questionnaire

Complete the Applicant Questionnaire after 30 November to be received before 1 February.

K1, K2 and Grade 1: download the questionnaire
Grades 2-5: download the questionnaire

Middle School (Grades 5-8)

Complete the online application for admission and pay the application fee.

Submit as soon as possible after 1 July the year before entry. The application fee is £200 or by fee waiver. We will send an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. Applications may be completed online or sent to the admissions office.

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Submit school records

Transcript or copies of report cards for 3 ½ years, including the fall semester of the current year. Previous reports should be submitted with the application for admission; the fall report should be sent as soon as available. Please do not send originals.

Teacher Recommendations

Grade 5: one Teacher Recommendation from the current teacher. Recommendations should be completed after 30 November and before 1 February. Download the teacher recommendation form for Grade 5.

Grades 6-8: submit one English and one math Teacher Recommendation. Recommendations should be completed after November and before 1 February. Download the teacher recommendation form for Grades 6-8.

Standardized testing

Students applying for Grades 5-12 must submit the results of recent standardized testing. The following standardized tests will be considered:

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    To register for a testing date for the ISEE, contact the ERB testing organization, www.erblearn.org. The ISEE code for ASL is 724412. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the ISEE website are in month/day/year format.
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
    To register for a testing date for the SSAT, contact the SSAT testing organization, www.ssat.org. The SSAT school code for ASL is M740.  Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the SSAT website are in month/day/year format.
  • Comprehensive Testing Program from the ERB (CTP)
    Students may have taken this test in their current school.

Applicant Questionnaire

Complete the Applicant Questionnaire after 30 November to be received before 1 February.

Grade 5: download the questionnaire
Grades 6-8: download the questionnaire

High School (Grades 9-12)

Complete the online application for admission and pay the application fee.

Submit as soon as possible after 1 July the year before entry. The application fee is £200 fee waiver. We will send an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. Applications may be completed online or sent to the admissions office.

Apply online now >>

Submit school records

Transcript or copies of report cards for 3 ½ years, including the fall semester of the current year. Previous reports should be submitted with the application for admission; the fall report should be sent as soon as available. Please do not send originals.

Teacher Recommendations

Grades 9-12: One form should be completed by the English teacher, one by the math teacher and another by the counselor or principal.

Recommendations should be completed after 30 November and before 1 February. Download the teacher recommendation form for Grades 9-12.

Standardized testing

Students applying for Grades 5-12 must submit the results of recent standardized testing. The following standardized tests will be considered:

  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
    To register for a testing date for the ISEE, contact the ERB testing organization, www.erblearn.org. The ISEE school code for ASL is 724412. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the ISEE website are in month/day/year format.
  • Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT)
    To register for a testing date for the SSAT, contact the SSAT testing organization, www.ssat.org. The SSAT school code for ASL is M740. Please note that this is a US website; the dates on the SSAT website are in month/day/year format.
  • Comprehensive Testing Program from the ERB (CTP)
    Students may have taken this test in their current school.
  • PSAT
  • SAT
    The SAT school code for ASL is 724412.
  • ACT

Applicant Questionnaire

Complete the Applicant Questionnaire after 30 November to be received before 1 February. Download the questionnaire.

 

If you are unable to apply using the online system, download the paper application.

Important deadlines

1 February Application for admission and all supporting documents

1 April Application for financial aid and all supporting documents

 

 

 


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