We appreciate that some families may wish to complete the application process on an accelerated timeline and receive a decision earlier in the admission season.
Our application deadline for Early Decision is November 22, 2019.
The Basic Application and all supporting materials (parent and student written responses, academic records, assessments, recommendations) are due by this date.
Families applying for need-based Financial Assistance must also complete the Financial Aid application by November 22, 2019.
The Admission Committee will release decisions on December 13, 2019. Parents must reply by January 3, 2020.
Our application deadline for Regular Decision is January 24, 2020.
Supporting materials (parent and student written responses, academic record, assessment, recommendations) are due by February 7, 2020.
Families applying for need-based Financial Assistance must also complete the Financial Aid application by February 7, 2020.
The Admission Committee will release decisions on March 6, 2020. Parents must reply by March 20, 2020.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the Regular Application deadline as space permits.
three easy steps
Step One: Submit the Application Form and Pay the Application Fee
In order to get to know you better, we hope that you will submit your application form as early in the process as possible. If you are applying to our peer boarding schools, you will be pleased to know that we accept applications through both Ravenna and the SSAT’s Standard Application Online (SAO).
Step Two: Submit Required Materials & Testing
Following the instructions on either Ravenna or SAO, students must also submit the following materials:
Official Academic Transcript
English Teacher Recommendation
Math Teacher Recommendation
Please note the following standardized testing required for boarding students:
For all students, we require either the SSAT or the ISEE.
For students for whom English is not a native language, we require the following:
Grade 8: TOEFL Junior, TOEFL iBT, or IELTS
Grade 9-10: TOEFL iBT or IELTS
Step Three: Schedule a Student & Parent Conversation
An important part of our process is getting to know our applicants better and having a collaborative conversation about the student’s interests, passions, and goals — and how Whittle might support them. These conversations may take place in-person or conducted remotely. Once you submit your application and required materials, our team will be in touch with you to schedule.