Apply to Rowland Hall

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How to Apply

We're currently accepting applications for the 2020–2021 school year.

Applications for the 2019–2020 school year are accepted on a rolling basis as space allows.

Please note that we're no longer accepting international applications for 2019–2020. If you're interested in international admission for future school years, learn more here.

Complete These Four Steps to Apply

Step 1

Create an Account

Create an account to begin the application process. A $60 fee is required and can be paid by credit card or check.

If you’ve already created an account, log into the Admission Portal.

Rowmark Ski Academy applicants: Please fill out the supplementary Rowmark Ski Academy application.

Step 2

Complete Required Items

Complete all required items in the Admission Portal.

Depending on the applicant’s grade, required items may include a combination of teacher recommendation requests and parent and student questionnaires.

Step 3

Submit a Student Transcript

For applicants in Grades 1 through 12, provide a transcript for the current academic year, plus at least two prior academic years.

Lower School Transcript Request Form (PDF) Middle & Upper School Transcript Request Form (PDF)

Step 4

Schedule an Assessment Visit

  • 3PreK, 4PreK, and Kindergarten: We'll invite you to a group visit on the morning of your choice, either Saturday, February 1, or Saturday, February 8, 2020.
  • Grades 1–2: We'll invite you to have an individual assessment with a teacher.
  • Grades 3–5: We'll invite you to spend a day visiting our school. This visit will include an admission assessment.
  • Grades 6–8: Students must schedule an admission assessment at Rowland Hall during a student visit. Please email Lisa Miranda to schedule the assessment. Alternatively, students may also provide the results of a nationally standardized test, such as the ERB, OLSAT, ISEE, or SSAT. 
  • Grades 9–12: Students must schedule an admission assessment at Rowland Hall during a student visit. Please email Lisa Miranda to schedule the assessment. Alternatively, students may also provide the results of a nationally standardized test, such as the ERB, OLSAT, ISEE, SSAT, ACT, PSAT, or SAT.
    • Rowland Hall will offer the SSAT on the following dates. Applicants may register on the SSAT website.
      • October 19, 2019
      • November 16, 2019
      • December 14, 2019
      • January 4, 2020
      • February 8, 2020
      • March 7, 2020
      • April 25, 2020
      • June 13, 2020

If you will be using the February 15 admission deadline, you must attend a testing session prior to February 15.

If you reside out of state and cannot be present for a classroom and/or assessment visit, please email Director of Admission Kathy Gundersen to make an alternate arrangement.

Admission Deadline

FEBRUARY 15: All-School Application and Financial Aid Deadline

All application materials must be submitted by February 15. Decision letters will be mailed in mid-March. After February 15, all applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Additional Forms

All supplemental forms are now accessible in the Admission Portal. If you are experiencing difficulty accessing a form, please email Hadley Smith.

Admission Criteria and Considerations

Rowland Hall seeks highly motivated students of great promise—students who are creative, compassionate, and eager to collaborate in all pursuits, in and out of the classroom. We are especially interested in young people who are inclined to be of service to others within their communities. The Rowland Hall admission office strives to create a student body that is racially, religiously, and socio-economically diverse; we welcome all families.

Once all application materials have been received and the applicant has been assessed, the applicant's file is reviewed by the admission committee. The committee meets regularly during the winter and spring to consider applications for fall enrollment (and as needed at other times during the year). A letter will advise parents of the committee's decision.

Siblings of current students and children of alumni, teachers, and staff are given special consideration in the admission process but are not guaranteed enrollment.

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