Middle & Upper School Admission Process
Rising 5th through 12th grades
The following steps must be completed prior to an invitation to enroll. The Admission team will work closely with each prospective family to ensure a smooth process.
The application is available using the button-link above and is sent electronically from the website to our office. There is an $80 application fee.
Records, Teacher Recommendations, and Supplements
Each applicant must submit school records and two teacher recommendations, preferably from the student’s current English and math teacher. Once an application has been submitted, you will receive an email from the Admission office with a link for the requested forms. Applicants’ parents are responsible for requesting this information and ensuring its delivery to Heathwood. Please note that information provided on the teacher recommendations will be used as part of the admission decision; however, in order to honor the integrity of the admission process, we are unable to share specific details of the information given. Rising 5th through 8th grade applicants will complete a student questionnaire and, upon request, will be asked to complete a writing sample. All rising 9th through 12th grade applicants are required to submit a writing sample (completed during their current school year) and supplemental questionnaire in support of their application.
All prospective students will spend an entire school day shadowing a current student in the appropriate grade level. This step is as important for the applicant as it is for our admission committee. Heathwood teachers observe each candidate’s cognitive, physical, and social development while the prospective student has the opportunity to experience “a day in the life” of a Heathwood student. Please note that out of town and summer applicants will be handled on an individual basis.
Standardized Testing / Additional Assessments
Standardized testing is required for all applicants and helps our admission committee determine levels of academic ability and achievement. Testing may also be administered on campus if standardized testing is not available or does not provide sufficient information as part of the applicant’s current record.
An admission committee carefully considers offering enrollment to each student candidate. Students who have clearly demonstrated the ability and the desire to succeed as citizens and students at Heathwood Hall are invited to enroll. Decisions are communicated to each candidate’s family, with enrollment forms and information emailed to those candidates who are invited to enroll.
Heathwood Hall admits qualified students of any race, color, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin. All students have the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded and made available to students at the school. Heathwood does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.