Qualified applicants are considered for the same slots regardless of their nationality. Sometimes slots are not available for a qualified applicant and a Wait Pool is utilized. Sometimes an applicant is Not Accepted. Read more about decision possibilities below.
A qualified applicant is approved for admission, with a slot to enroll. The family (or company) pays the Slot Reservation Fee within three business days of receiving the acceptance letter.
A qualified applicant is approved for admission, but space is not available to enroll. The family (or company) pays the refundable Wait Pool Fee to be considered if a slot opens.
There is no guarantee that a space will open. Names remain on the Wait Pool (only for the academic year accepted for) until either a space opens or the family withdraws the application. Admissions will notify the family if a space opens.
Space availability can fluctuate even within a short time. A family might inquire and be told space is available, but by the time documents are submitted or on the day of the admissions appointments, learn that it is full. Since Admissions does not control how many apply or withdraw, or the number of sections offered, we appreciate your patience with our office. Oh, how we wish we had a crystal ball! Waiting for a space can be unsettling, and we encourage families to share their questions and concerns so that we can inform the Principal and Headmaster’s Office about a specific family when needed.
An applicant is not approved for admission. The Admissions Committee does not predict success for the applicant academically and / or socially.
A minimum of six months is needed before reapplying; sometimes a year or more is recommended. New academic records, confidential evaluation forms, entrance tests and interviews are usually required for each additional reapplication.