Middle School application process

Steps to apply (Grades 6-8)

1. Open house reservations will be made on our online inquiry. The Admission Office is currently working to update our inquiry and portal. Please check back after Sept. 1 for more information.

2. Complete and submit the online application, which will be available in October, along with the (non-refundable) $100 application fee. The Middle School application deadline is Jan. 12, 2018. Fee waivers for qualified applicants are available by contacting the Director of Financial Aid.

3. Register online to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Students applying to Polytechnic School must take the exam on or before Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 and may take it at any available site. Please designate that Polytechnic School is to receive the exam results by entering our code, which is 052402. While Poly requires the ISEE, the results are only one factor considered during the admission process. Poly encourages students to take the exam only once during the application season. Should we recieve more than one score report for an individual, only the first set of results will be considered.

4. Once applications are submitted, you will schedule your Visit Day in the portal. The Visit Day will fulfill the interview portion of the application process. Please note: The sooner you submit the application, the more flexibility you will have in scheduling a Visit Day on the admission portal.

5. Teacher Recommendation Forms are completed online. Applicants will request recommendations from a current Math and current English teacher through the admission portal. Teachers will receive a secure link to a confidential recommendation form. If the applicant does not have two different teachers for these subjects, they can request forms from another current teacher or the previous year's teacher. Forms should be completed by Feb. 2, 2018. 

6. Administrative Recommendation Forms are completed online. Applicants will request recommendations from their current principal, head of school, or division director through the admission portal. Administrators will receive a secure link to a confidential recommendation form. Forms should be completed by February 2, 2018. 

7. Complete the Parent/Guardian section of the Authorization for Release of Student Records (found in the admission portal) and give the form to the applicant’s current school. Official records, including a first semester transcript for the 2017-18 school year, should be sent directly to Polytechnic School Admission Office. These records are due Feb. 2, 2018. 

8. Applicants must complete the Middle School Applicant Information Sheet (found in the admission portal) and return to Polytechnic School. This sheet is due in Feb. 2, 2018. 
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