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, 2018. 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 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 Record Request form and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING - Pre-K applicants visit in class with their peer group for about an hour, and applicants to Kindergarten visit in class with their peer group for two hours. To schedule your visit, please email Ali Jahn, ajahn@shoreschool.org. Learn more and schedule.
    6. REGISTER FOR ASSESSMENT - A fun one-hour assessment will be completed on February 3, 2018. Specific registration times and details will be released and posted in the fall. All candidates for these grades will receive an email when registration is available.
    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 School Evaluation Form and submit to your child's current school to complete and return to us.
    5. SCHEDULE CLASS VISIT - Candidates to Grades 2 - 4 will complete a class visit, visiting the class of their peers from 8:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. During this visit, they will complete the reading portion of their assessment. Please email Ali Jahn, ajahn@shoreschool.org, to arrange your child's class visit. Learn more and schedule.
    6. REGISTER FOR THE ASSESSMENT - The remainder of the assessment for candidates to Grades 2 - 4 will be offered on Saturday, January 27, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. During this time, students will complete the spelling, writing, and math portions of the assessment. Registration will be released and posted in the fall, and all candidates to these grades will receive an email with registration information.
    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 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 - Grade 5-8 candidates spend a school day (8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) visiting classes with a host "buddy" with their peers. To schedule your class visit, please email Ali Jahn, ajahn@shoreschool.org Learn more and schedule.
    6. REGISTER FOR THE ISEE  - As part of the process, candidates to grades 5 - 8 should register for and complete the ISEE separately from their class visit. The ISEE will be offered at Shore on January 27, 2018. 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, TRANSCRIPT REQUEST, AND REQUEST FOR STUDENT EVALUATION - 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.  The first two pages should be completed and shared with your child's current school to request transcripts and student evaluations.
    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. SCHEDULE CLASS VISITING  - Grade 9 candidates spend a school day visiting (8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) class with their peers.  To schedule your child's class visit, please email Ali Jahn, ajahn@shoreschool.org. Learn more and schedule.
    5. REGISTER AND COMPLETE TESTING - Candidates to Grade 9 can either submit existing standardized test scores or complete standardized testing separately. Learn more.
    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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