Admissions

Application Process

Ready to Apply?

The application process is designed to help our Admissions team develop as complete of an understanding of your child(ren) as possible. For applicants to all grades, we will utilize various methods to learn about your child; we will get to know your child through their interactions with Shore, information from their current school, as well as your perspective through conversations and the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire. Please follow the application steps below to see the steps for your child’s application. If you have any questions about the process, please reach out to admissions@shoreschool.org.

This page outlines the Admissions application process. To learn about the Financial Assistance process at Shore, please visit our Affording Shore pages. The two processes are separate and both need to be completed in their entirety for any families seeking admission and financial assistance.

Application Process Deadlines

  • Admissions application deadline: February 15, 2021
  • Financial assistance application deadline: February 15, 2021
  • Admissions decisions shared: April 1, 2021
  • Families response deadline: April 15, 2021

Application Process Steps

List of 8 items.

  • INQUIRE

    Take a few moments to complete our inquiry form, which will share your contact information with us, allow us to provide you with relevant information for your family, and add you to our system so you do not miss pertinent news about the Admissions cycle.
  • VIRTUAL VISIT AND CONVERSATION WITH ADMISSIONS

    Upon receiving your inquiry form, the Admissions team will share with you instructions on how to virtually visit Shore! From the comfort of your home, you will have the chance to see our campus and learn about what makes Shore special. Once you have had a chance to complete your virtual visit, we welcome a conversation with our team, so we have the opportunity to continue learning about you and your family as well as answer any questions you may have. Please reach out to our office (admissions@shoreschool.org) to schedule.
  • COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM

    Shore’s Online Application requests additional family information that is the foundation for communication throughout your child’s candidacy. There is an application fee of $50. If the application fee presents a hardship for your family, please reach out to Daphne Faldi (dfaldi@shoreschool.org) for a waiver code.
  • ON-CAMPUS TOUR (OPTIONAL)

    We are pleased to be able to offer on-campus tours outside of school hours to adults. An on-campus tour is an optional part of the application process, and each family is encouraged to make the decision about a tour that is right for them. Opportunities will be limited due to time and are contingent upon the receipt of an application form, so we encourage you to complete the application form and then use this link or email our office (admissions@shoreschool.org) to schedule a tour.
  • COMPLETE THE PARENT/GUARDIAN QUESTIONNAIRE

    A Parent/Guardian Questionnaire is an important part of your child’s application to Shore. Your perspectives as parents/guardians are helpful in our development of a complete understanding of your child. After submitting an application form, the Admissions team will activate the relevant Parent/Guardian Questionnaire in your MyShore account. If you cannot access the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire through your MyShore account after submitting your application form, please notify Ali Jahn (ajahn@shoreschool.org).
  • INFORMATION FROM YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL (STUDENT EVALUATION, SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS FORM, AND SCHOOL RECORDS)

    It is important for our team to hear from your child's current teacher and school about their experience. Your child’s application checklist in MyShore will supply you with the correct links and downloads to request this information from their current teacher and school. The AISNE Student Evaluation and Supplemental Questions form can be shared directly with your child’s teacher(s), and the School Records request should be sent to the school office.
  • ADMISSIONS ASSESSMENTS AND CONVERSATIONS

    Shore has designed an assessment process for each grade level with the goals of learning as much about your child as possible in terms of their behavior and aptitude as a learner, member of a community, and as a friend. The assessments are just one part that contributes to our determination of your child’s readiness for our program. To ensure the health and safety of applicants, all admission assessments of students will be held remotely this year. Through these virtual assessments, we aim to help your children and our applicants feel comfortable while also learning about them through the process. Shore will share more specific information with you pertaining to your child(ren)’s assessment.
    • Pre-K 1, Pre-K 2, and Kindergarten candidates: In collaboration with other North Shore schools as well as 15 schools in the greater Boston area, we will utilize the Boston Area Virtual Evaluation (BAVE), a video assessment tool for young children. Families are asked to video their children doing specific tasks and then to upload these videos. We also ask to meet virtually with your child for an additional five minutes at a mutually agreed upon time; this conversation will give you a brief chance to interact with one of the teachers in our early education program and will give Shore an opportunity to interact with your child more directly. Directions for this assessment will be released directly to applicants in February. If you have questions or are ready to schedule the conversation with a teacher, please reach out to Ali Jahn (ajahn@shoreschool.org).
    • Grade 1 candidates: Candidates to Grade 1 will participate in a Zoom session where they will join Daphne Faldi and a Shore teacher for some activities to assess developmental readiness. To schedule your child’s Zoom session, please e-mail Ali Jahn (ajahn@shoreschool.org).
    • Grades 2-9 candidates: Candidates to Grades 2-9 should expect to participate in a couple of Zoom assessments with members of the Shore community where they will complete Reading, Writing, Math, and Spelling assessments. Specifics based on your child's entering grade will be released soon.
  • RECEIVE ADMISSIONS DECISION

    A majority of our openings are filled by candidates who follow the traditional admissions calendar: application in the fall, assessment in the winter, and decision announcement on April 1, 2021. However, inquiries for entrance to all grades continue to be welcomed throughout the spring and summer.

Just Beginning to Explore?

If you would like to hear from us and learn more about Shore, submit our inquiry form to request information. Or, just send us an e-mail at Admissions@shoreschool.org.