Admissions

Application Process

Ready to Apply?

Shore's application process typically begins in the early fall, with visits and assessments continuing through the winter. All application components are due on February 1, 2020, and decisions are announced on March 10. If you are just starting your child’s application process, here are the steps that will set you up to complete the application process.

Inquiries for entrance to all grades continue to be welcomed throughout the spring and summer, and applications are accepted and new students enrolled as long as space allows.

Choose a Grade

Our application process differs slightly depending on the grade for which you're applying. Choose a grade below and follow the numbered steps for the entire process.

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  • Pre-Kindergarten | Kindergarten | Grade 1

    1. CAMPUS TOUR - Nothing will more fully inform you about the school and community than a visit to campus. Tours and conversations are vital in helping us learn about your child and your family and understanding your goals for his or her education. See the options for visiting Shore, or send us an e-mail to schedule your personal tour.
    2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION - Shore’s Online Application requests family information that is the foundation for communication throughout your child’s candidacy.
    3. COMPLETE THE PARENT 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, the Admissions team will activate the relevant Parent Questionnaire in your MyShore account. If you cannot access the Parent Questionnaire through your MyShore account, please notify Sara Kerney at skerney@shoreschool.org.
    4. COMPLETE THE STUDENT EVALUATION AND SCHOOL RECORDS REQUEST - Please download the Pre-K/K/1 Student Evaluation and School Record Request form and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING - Pre-K and Kindergarten candidates visit in class with their peer group for an hour, and Grade 1 candidates visit in class with their peer group for 90 minutes.  Learn more about scheduling a class visit.
    6. REGISTER FOR ASSESSMENT - A fun, brief assessment will be offered for candidates to Pre-K through Grade 1 on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  Registration is required to confirm their spots, and all candidates will be notified when registration has opened. An assessment fee of $100 is required for participation. 
    7. RECEIVE ADMISSIONS DECISION - Shore enrolls 8 new students in Pre-K 1. An additional 10 join in Pre-K 2, 10-12 join at Kindergarten, and 8-10 new students enter at Grade 1. A majority of spots are filled by candidates who follow the traditional admissions calendar: application in the fall, assessment in the winter, decision receipt in March. However, inquiries for entrance to all grades continue to be welcomed throughout the spring and summer.
  • Grades 2 - 4

    1. VISIT SHORE - Nothing will more fully inform you about the school and community than a visit to campus. Tours and conversations are vital in helping us learn about your child and your family and understanding your goals for his or her education. See the options for visiting Shore, or send us an e-mail to schedule your personal tour.
    2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION - Shore’s Online Application requests family information that is the foundation for communication throughout your child’s candidacy.
    3. COMPLETE THE PARENT 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, the Admissions team will activate the relevant Parent Questionnaire in your MyShore account. If you cannot access the Parent Questionnaire through your MyShore account, please notify Sara Kerney at skerney@shoreschool.org.
    4. COMPLETE THE STUDENT EVALUATION AND SCHOOL RECORDS REQUEST - Please download the required Student Evaluation and School Record Request and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISIT - Grades 2 - 4 candidates spend a school day (9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) visiting classes with their peers and a host "buddy."  Learn more about scheduling a class visit.
    6. REGISTER FOR THE ASSESSMENT - Grades 2 - 4 candidates will complete the Writing, Math, Reading, and Spelling components of the assessment on Saturday, January 25, 2020 between 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration is required to confirm their spots, and all candidates will be notified when registration has opened. An assessment fee of $100 is required for participation.
    7. 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, decision receipt in March. However, inquiries for entrance to all grades continue to be welcomed throughout the spring and summer.
  • Grades 5 - 8

    1. VISIT SHORE - Nothing will more fully inform you about the school and community than a visit to campus. Tours and conversations are vital in helping us learn about your child and your family and understanding your goals for his or her education. See the options for visiting Shore, or send us an e-mail to schedule your personal tour.
    2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION - Shore’s Online Application requests family information that is the foundation for communication throughout your child’s candidacy.
    3. COMPLETE THE PARENT 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, the Admissions team will activate the relevant Parent Questionnaire in your MyShore account. If you cannot access the Parent Questionnaire through your MyShore account, please notify Sara Kerney at skerney@shoreschool.org.
    4. COMPLETE THE STUDENT EVALUATION AND SCHOOL RECORDS REQUEST - Please download the required School Evaluation and School Records Request for Grade 5 or Grades 6-8 and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING - Grade 5-8 candidates spend a school day (9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) visiting classes with their peers and a host "buddy.". Learn more about scheduling a class visit.
    6. REGISTER FOR THE ISEE  - As part of the process, Grades 5 - 8 candidates should register for and complete the ISEE separately from their class visit. The ISEE will be offered at Shore on January 25, 2020 but can be taken at other testing sites. Learn more.
    7. 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, decision receipt in March. However, inquiries for entrance to all grades continue to be welcomed throughout the spring and summer.
  • Grade 9

    1. VISIT SHORE - Nothing will more fully inform you about the school than a visit to campus. Tours and conversations are vital in helping us learn about your child and your family and understanding your goals for his or her education. See the options for visiting Shore, or send us an e-mail to schedule your personal tour.
    2. COMPLETE THE APPLICATION - Shore’s Online Application requests family information that is the foundation for communication throughout your child’s candidacy.
    3. 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, the Admissions team will activate the relevant Parent Questionnaire in your MyShore account. If you cannot access the Parent Questionnaire through your MyShore account, please notify Sara Kerney at skerney@shoreschool.org.
    4. COMPLETE THE STUDENT EVALUATION AND SCHOOL RECORDS REQUEST - Please download the required School Evaluation Form and School Records Request and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING  - Grade 9 candidates spend a school day (9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) visiting classes with their peers and a host "buddy." Learn more about scheduling a class visit.
    6. REGISTER AND COMPLETE TESTING - Grade 9 candidates submit standardized test scores to complete their application. Learn more about accepted standardized testing for Grade 9 candidates.
    7. RECEIVE ADMISSIONS DECISION - Careful consideration is given to a one-year placement, and Grade 9 candidates are often considered outside of the typical winter schedule. While Grade 9 applicants can apply at any time, those candidates who are applying to Shore in lieu of other secondary school choices may complete an application by December 1 to receive an early admissions decision by December 15.

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 email at Admissions@shoreschool.org.