Middle School application process

Steps to apply (grades 6-8)

Poly accepts 18 to 20 students for grade 6 and 10 to 12 students for grade 7. Grade 8 is considered a “non-entry” grade and applications to that level will only be considered if space is available (e.g., through attrition).

All application materials will be found and submitted online. The online application will open in October.

We encourage all families to submit materials early. To help the Admission Office process applications in a timely fashion, your child’s file must be complete by Feb. 2, 2018. A completed file contains the following:

Online application
Complete and submit the online application and pay the $100 application fee. 
Required for
: All applications for grades 6-8
Deadline: Jan. 12, 2018
Fee waivers: Contact Director of Financial Aid Lindsay Morales

Teacher and administrator recommendations
Teacher and Administrator Recommendation Forms are requested online. Middle School applicants should request recommendations from their current math and English teachers and from one school administrator (principal, program director, counselor, etc). The applicant's teacher will receive a secure link to a confidential recommendation.
Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018

Independent School Entrance Exam
Students must take the ISEE and may take it at any available site. Please designate that Poly is to receive the exam results by entering our code: 052402. Poly encourages students to take the exam only once during the application season. Should we receive more than one score report for an individual, only the first set of results will be considered.
Required for: Grade 6 (lower level); Grade 7-8 (middle level)
Last available test date: Jan. 20, 2018
Fee waivers: Contact Director of Financial Aid Lindsay Morales

Visit day
Visits are a required part of the admission process. This casual group visit is an opportunity for us to get to know your child on a personal level. Grades 6-7 do not have individual interviews. Please note: We encourage families to sign up early to ensure they get a date that works with their schedule.
Required for: Grades 6-7; Grade 8 applicants will be contacted individually to schedule an interview.
Schedule: Schedule through the Admission Portal

Transcripts
Poly asks for reports from the previous school year and first semester reports from the year students apply. The transcript request form can be found online and should be signed and given to your child’s current school. Poly requires all transcripts to be sent directly by the school.
Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018

Optional parent statement
We look forward to getting to know you and your child during the admission process. We welcome, though we don’t require, input from parents through this optional online form.
Optional for: All applications for grades 6-8
Deadline: Feb. 2, 2018
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