Admissions

Application Process

Ready to Apply?

Shore's application process typically begins in the early fall, with visits and assessments continuing through the winter, applications and financial assistance requests due by February 1, and decisions announced in March. If you are just starting your child’s application process, here are the steps that will set you up to receive a decision by our first-round notification date of March 10, 2017. 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. 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 understand 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 - Your child's candidate file also includes our Parent/Guardian Questionnaire. Complete the online parent questionnaire for Pre-K/K/1, or download a version you can print and return to us.
    4. COMPLETE THE RECORD REQUEST - Please download the Pre-K/K/1 Student Record Request form and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING AND ASSESSMENT - Pre-K/K/1 applicants come to the Admissions Office for a short, fun assessment with Shore teachers, then visit in class with their peer group for about an hour. Learn more and schedule.
    6. RECEIVE ADMISSIONS DECISION - Shore enrolls 18 new students in Pre-K. An additional 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 than a visit to campus. Tours and conversations are vital in helping us learn about your child and understand 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 - Your child's candidate file also includes our Parent/Guardian Questionnaire. Complete the online parent questionnaire for Grades 2-4, or download a version you can print and return to us.
    4. SUBMIT THE EVALUATION FORM - Please download the required School Evaluation Form and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING AND ASSESSMENT - Grade 2-4 candidates combine their class visits and admissions assessment during a single full school day (8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.). Learn more and schedule.
    6. 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 than a visit to campus. Tours and conversations are vital in helping us learn about your child and understand 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 - Your child's candidate file also includes our Parent/Guardian Questionnaire. Complete the online parent questionnaire for Grades 5-8, or download a version you can print and return to us.
    4. COMPLETE THE RECORD REQUEST - Please download the required School Evaluation Form 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 AND ISEE - Grade 5-8 candidates spend a single full school day (8:00 a.m. – 2:15 p.m.) visiting classes with a host "buddy," and complete the ISEE separately. Learn more and schedule.
    6. 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 understand 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 - Download and complete the Grade 9 Application form; it will provide us with family information that is the foundation for communication throughout your child’s candidacy.
    3. COMPLETE THE PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE - Your child's candidate file also includes our Parent/Guardian Questionnaire. Complete the online parent questionnaire for Grade 9, or download a version you can print and return to us.
    4. SUBMIT THE TRANSCRIPT REQUEST - Please download the required Transcript Request form and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING AND TESTING - Grade 9 candidates spend a full school day visiting, and either submit existing standardized test scores or complete standardized testing separately. Learn more and schedule.
    6. 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 anytime, those candidates who are applying to Shore in lieu of secondary school choices may complete an application by December 1 to receive an early admissions decision by December 15.

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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.