Timeline & Forms
Steps for Applying
Step 1: Is the Academy the right school for you? Look over the website. Check out our Facebook Page. Call or email the Admissions Office (email@example.com) or fill in an online inquiry form. Attend an Open House. However it is that you hear about our school, we look forward to hearing from you!
Step 2: If you like what you learn about the school, arrange to spend the day; visit days are taking place in a virtual iteration this year. Talk with students, visit classes, have an interview, ask questions.
Step 3: Complete an application. You can complete the online application, or download, print, complete and mail in the forms (see the list of links to the right). They may be also obtained in hard copy from the Admissions Office, or may be completed online at Gateway to Prep Schools. Application fees will be waived if an application is started (and at least one component submitted) prior to February 1, 2021. Please request a fee waiver if applying through Gateway to Prep Schools.
This year’s regular deadline for completed admissions applications is February 15. We’re happy to meet prospective students thereafter, on a space available basis.
We’re continuing to accept inquiries and applications in select grades for the 2020-2021 school year. Please submit an online inquiry form or give us a call (413-339-4912 x 119) to learn more.
Step 4: If your family is interested in financial aid, the deadline for applying is February 15, and we suggest visiting our page on Affording The Academy for more information. A completed online application and a copy of the previous year’s tax return are required.
Step 5: Decisions will be mailed by March 10th. If you are accepted, we ask that you and your family notify us by April 10th of your intention to join the Academy community. A deposit of 10% of your net tuition or $1,000 (whichever is greater) will hold your place.
- Visit campus: September – January (Open Houses are generally held in October and December)
- Application Deadline: February 15 (rolling admissions thereafter, and always for 6th grade)
- Financial Aid Application Deadline: February 15
- Acceptance Notification: Decisions will be mailed by March 10
- Financial Aid Awards: Will be mailed by March 10
- New Student Commitment and Tuition Deposit: April 10
The Academy will consider applications received after the regular deadline as space allows.