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 can be found and submitted online. The online application for the 2019-20 school year can be found in our Admission Portal.

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 the listed deadline. 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. 11, 2019
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. 1, 2019

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. 19, 2019
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

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. 1, 2019

Student Statement
Poly asks applicants to complete a set of short answer essay questions in order to get to know them better. These questions should be completed by the applicant alone so that we can also get a sense of their writing style and authentic opinions.
Required for: All applicants for grades 6-8
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019

Parent Statement
We look forward to getting to know you and your child during the admission process. We welcome input from parents through this online form.
Required for: All applications for grades 6-8
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019
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