"At its core, Collegiate is a community committed to fostering curiosity, collaboration, creativity, caring and critical thinking in each student. Our faculty challenge students to develop beyond their own perceived limitations and maximize their individual potential. The Admission team appreciates opportunities to introduce new families to these exceptional experiences. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon and sharing with you firsthand how special this place is."
J.P. Watson
Assistant Head of School

Admission Staff

Junior Kindergarten Program

Our commitment is to offer the finest JK program that can be found anywhere. We have assembled an outstanding team of early childhood educators to lead the development of the JK curriculum and to create a comprehensive JK learning experience. We believe that this early childhood entry level is the best way to prepare young children for a Collegiate education. Children must be 4 years old by August 1 of the JK year to be eligible for admission.

Need After School Care?

Collegiate offers after school care for children JK-8th Grade. For more information about Kinder Quest (JK-K), Cougar Quest (1-4) and Middle School Quest (5-8), click here or contact Carole Kahwajy at 740-6477.
As you get to know Collegiate School, you will need only moments to realize the passion and sense of connectedness shared by our students, faculty, parents and alumni. Collegiate is a place rooted in 100-year-old traditions while remaining open to new ideas – it’s a fast-paced and challenging, yet supportive, place for children to learn and grow. Our students are creative thinkers, global explorers and dedicated athletes. Our teachers work every day to model ways of thinking that are both independent and collaborative, and to remind each student that he or she matters. Together, they enthusiastically pursue goals, yet learn at every grade level to see beyond themselves by serving others, locally and worldwide. Thank you for taking the time to learn about Collegiate School, and we invite you to campus to experience Collegiate firsthand.

Admission Process

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. We thank you for your interest.
To inquire about Collegiate, you can fill out a form here, and you will be contacted by one of our Admission staff.
To apply for the 2017-18 school year, follow these instructions:
  • Each school division at Collegiate – Lower (JK-4), Middle (5-8) and Upper (9-12) – has its own admission process.
  • Please click Read More on the school division for the grade you are applying (not the grade your child is in this year).

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  • Lower School

    Submit an inquiry or Apply Online. For more information, contact John Wilson,
    Director of Lower School Admission, at 804.741.9712.

    The admission process begins with an application and a $50 fee. A candidate’s profile consists of:
    Read More
  • Middle School

    Submit an inquiry or Apply Online. For more information, contact Anne Bruce Ahearn,
    Associate Director of Admission, at 804.741.5470.

    The admission process begins with an application and a $50 fee. A candidate’s profile consists of:
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  • Upper School

    Submit an inquiry or Apply Online. For more information, contact Brent Miller, Director of Middle/Upper School Admission, at 804.726.3273.

    The admission process begins with an application and a $50 fee. A candidate’s profile consists of:
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Admission Calendar

Collegiate School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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  • Lower School

    (Grades JK-4)
    Oct. 25, 2016
    9-11:45 a.m.
    JK/K Parent Admission Program

    Nov. 9, 2016
    9-11:45 a.m.
    JK/K Parent Admission Program

    Nov. 17, 2016
    9-11:45 a.m.
    JK/K Parent Admission Program

    Jan. 7, 2017 
    9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
    JK/K Readiness Testing

    Jan. 21, 2017 
    9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
    JK/K Readiness Testing

    Jan. 28, 2017 
    9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Snow Date)
    JK/K Readiness Testing

    Feb. 18, 2017
    JK/K Notification Date

    March 2, 2017
    12 p.m.
    JK/K Contracts & Deposits Due
    Read More
  • Middle School

    (Grades 5–8)
    October–May
    Middle School visitation days (scheduled by appointment)

    Nov. 18, 2016

    9:00 -10:30 a.m.
    Middle School Parent Admission Program

    Nov. 12, 2016
    9-10:45 a.m.
    CTP 4 Testing for Middle School applicants

    November–March
    Individual WISC-V testing for applicants (scheduled by appointment)
    Wednesdays & Thursdays

    Dec. 3, 2016
    9-10:45 a.m.
    CTP 4 Testing for Middle School applicants

    Jan. 7, 2017
    9-10:45 a.m.
    CTP 4 Testing for Middle School applicants

    Feb. 4, 2017
    9-10:45 a.m.
    Read More
  • Upper School

    (Grades 9-12)
    Register here for all SSAT Testing dates

    November-May
    Upper School visitation and interview days (scheduled by appointment)

    March 18, 2017
    9th Grade common notification date

    *March 23, 2017 (8:15-1:30)
    Newly admitted 9th Grade student event

    March 31, 2017

    Initial Admission decision contracts and deposits due

    After March 31, 2017
    Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis as space permits
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