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Grades 6-12: Admission Process

COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
Once you are ready to apply, you will complete the Online Application (this includes a $60 application fee). The application deadline for the 2025-26 school year is January 6, 2025. 

REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS
For students applying for grades 6-12, records from their current school are required. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist.  Click on the Transcript Request button and email the request directly to your child's current school after the first term of the current year. Transcripts must be submitted directly to Severn School.  Transcripts must be received no later than January 17, 2025.

REQUEST TEACHER RECOMMENDATION

For students applying for grades 6-12, two teacher recommendations are required - one from your child's current English teacher and one from your child's current Math teacher to be submitted directly to Severn School. This is all done electronically.  Once you apply online, login and go to the checklist. Click on the Teacher Recommendation button and email the requests directly to your child's teachers after the first term of the current year. Recommendations must be submitted directly to Severn School online. Recommendations must be received no later than January 17, 2025.

SCHEDULE INTERVIEW

A scheduled interview is required of all applicants. This is a casual conversation that allows time for us to learn more about your family, your child and your expectations.

If your child is joining us for a class visit, the interviews will be scheduled for that day. Once we receive your application, an admission officer will contact you to arrange a date and time. The last day for class visits and interviews is January 31, 2025.

TESTING

Applicants should complete the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) by January 17, 2025. There are several testing options available, including online, paper-based, and at-home administrations.  If you opt to take the test on a scheduled test date, these tests do not have to be taken at Severn, and may be taken at any school offering the exam. However, you must request on the registration form that the results be forwarded to Severn. Our school code for the ISEE is 210945. Click here to learn more about testing options and for registration.  In-person testing registration closes three weeks prior to the testing date, and many test sites will fill up so please register early. Walk-ins are accepted, space permitting, although there is an additional fee.

The ISEE Test will be administered at Severn School on November 16, 2024 and January 11, 2025.

DECISIONS
To be considered for regular admissions Transcripts, Recommendation, Conversation, Testing/Assessments, and Classroom Visits must be completed no later than January 17, 2025 for our Admission Committee to review.  When reviewing our applicant pool The Admission Committee gives first consideration to prospective students of siblings, alumni, and faculty.  Decisions are released on February 21.  

12th GRADE
Please note that it is highly unusual for Severn School to consider admission to a student entering 12th grade. If there are extenuating circumstances surrounding a student entering their senior year, we recommend that you contact the Admission Team directly to discuss.
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