Step #1: Application
Submit an Online Application
, including the $50 non-refundable application fee by December 11, 2020
. If this fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Amy deBorst
Step #2: Teacher Evaluation
Once you have submitted your application, and it has been processed, you will have access to an online Teacher Evaluation Request, located on your child’s application checklist. Please enter your child’s teacher’s name and email onto that form, so that he or she will receive an electronic confidential Teacher Evaluation for your child. The teacher must complete the evaluation form and submit it to Greenhill School by January 26, 2021
. It is the family's responsibility to see that Greenhill receives these forms before the deadline. Your child’s teacher may want to wait until closer to the deadline to submit the form in order to get to know your child better.
Step #3: Admission Testing
Complete ISEE testing. The ISEE is a nationally standardized test which measures a student’s strengths in a school environment.
Once you have applied, you will select a test date on your child’s Online Application Checklist if your child will have the ISEE test administered by Greenhill School. If this fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact Amy deBorst
, Director of Financial Aid.
This test will be offered in an "at home" format. If your child will be testing at another school, or you would like to use the scores from last year's admission cycle, you will have the opportunity to indicate your testing preference on your child’s Online Application Checklist. Click here
to learn more about ISEE, including helpful guides and videos.
Step #4: Video Interview
While we are unable to meet with your child in person this year, we would like you to film a short video of your child responding to interview questions. Applicant families will receive the interview questions and detailed instructions regarding the requirements of the video on January 12, 2021. The video will be due January 19, 2021
Step #5: Writing Sample
Applicant families will receive the writing sample instructions on January 12, 2021. The writing sample will be due January 19, 2021
Step #6: Transcript/Grades/Progress Reports
Once you have submitted your application, and it has been processed, you will have access to an online Transcript/Grades/Progress Reports Request, located on your child’s Online Application Checklist. Please enter the name and email of the person at your child’s current school who is responsible for sending transcripts, grades, or progress reports; they will receive an email that contains a link to submit the documents directly to Greenhill. Transcripts may consist of progress reports, test results, and letter or numeric grades. The deadline for receipt of these documents is January 26, 2021
Step #7: Financial Aid
If you are considering applying for financial aid, please indicate this on the Financial Aid form on the Optional Steps section of your child’s Online Application Checklist. You must complete the formal Financial Aid Application
process by February 15, 2021
. Families of admitted students who apply by the deadline will receive their financial aid award at the same time as their admission decision, on March 12, 2021. While we are able to accept Financial Aid applications after this deadline, we cannot guarantee that funds will be available. If you have any questions about financial aid, please contact Amy deBorst
at (972) 628-5522.
Step #8: Admission Decision
Review your decision letter, which will be emailed after 4:00 pm on March 12, 2021
, to those applicants meeting the above deadlines. Decision types: Accepted, Wait Pool, and Non-Acceptance.
: These applicants are qualified to attend Greenhill and show promise of not only benefiting from, but also contributing to, the school. These students are offered enrollment positions. The school's offer must be accepted or declined by the date specified on the Enrollment Contract. A non-refundable tuition deposit must also be submitted at that time.
: These applicants are admissible but all available enrollment positions have been filled. Instead of being offered an enrollment position, a wait pool position is offered. Wait pools are NOT prioritized waiting lists; when and if an opening arises in a particular grade, the Director of Admission and the appropriate Division Head will determine which applicant in the wait pool can best fill that enrollment position. The wait pool does not carry over from year to year. Placement in the wait pool one year does not influence admission decisions for any following year in which the student reapplies to Greenhill. The wait pool is disbanded at the start of the school year and the admission process begins again for interested applicants.
: These candidates are not offered enrollment at Greenhill School.