Applying to W+H
The Wardlaw + Hartridge School values candidates who can thrive in curriculum designed for their age. Early childhood applicants will grow with our hands-on experiential learning. Candidates applying to our lower, middle, and upper school should have a strong desire to achieve in the classroom and be committed to learning and developing their extracurricular interests and activities. We enroll students from a wide range of socioeconomic, geographic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
1. Apply online (Domestic fee $75, International fee $150)
Wardlaw+Hartridge also accepts the EMA (The Enrollment Management Association) SAO (Standard Online Application) online application.
2. Download the Records Release Form and the Confidential School Report. Sign and forward each of these to the applicant’s Principal, Head of School, Counselor or authorized officer.
3. Teacher Evaluation Forms
Candidates applying to JK through grade 12 should use the link on the application to notify their teacher(s) by e-mail. If the applicant (grades 6-12) has one teacher for both math and English, please have that teacher fill out both recommendation forms.
4. Admission Screening
PreK - Grade 5
All applicants will be assessed on the day of their school visit.
All applicants must take either the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) or the SSAT, which is preferred, and submit the results to the Admission Office. Wardlaw + Hartridge will administer this exam on:
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
All test dates have a sign-in time of 8:15 a.m.
To learn about additional test dates and locations, please visit iseetest.org.
Wardlaw-Hartridge School code: 311230
Wardlaw+Hartridge also accepts the SSAT. To learn more about the SSAT exam click here. W+H will accept the SAO application in lieu of our own online application. School Code: 8026
5. Day Visit and Interview
All applicants will visit school and have a Wardlaw + Hartridge experience. We will arrange the visits once your online application has been submitted and processed.
PreK and JK applicants will attend a Getting To Know You session. Call Admission Office to arrange a session.
K applicants will visit in the morning (8:30 - 11:30 am).
Applicants for Grades 1- 5 will visit for a full day and their assessment will take place on that day. Lunch will be provided and visitors should wear sneakers.
Middle and Upper School
Middle and Upper School candidates will be paired with a current student for the day visit. Lunch will be provided. The interview and shadow day will be arranged by the Admission Office once the online application has been received.
6. Parent/Guardian Meeting
Wardlaw + Hartridge requires that the parent(s)/guardian(s) of all applicants meet with a member of the Admission Team. These meetings allow the Admission Committee to gain a better understanding of the family and the candidate. This meeting will take place on the day of your child's visit.
7. Request for Financial Aid
To apply for Financial Aid go to our financial aid page for instructions. TADS charges a $35 application fee.
If you have any questions during the process, you may reach TADS at 800-477-8237, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. central. You may also reach them through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wardlaw + Hartridge has a February 1 priority deadline. Once all application materials, testing, and supporting documents have been submitted and the day visit has been completed an admission decision will be mailed. Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a rolling admission basis.
9. Applying After June
When applying after June, you must go directly to your child's school and secure the requested materials for admission. Families considering starting the admission process after the school year ends should request a letter of recommendation from the current English and Math teachers before school closes. Please request that a copy of the transcript be placed in a sealed envelope, that can be mailed, scanned, fax, or brought directly to the Admission Office.