How to Apply

Admissions Procedures

We make every effort to ensure the admissions process is as easy as possible. What we need to do is actually rather simple - get to know one another and decide whether we are a good fit. To do this, you need to learn about us. Explore this website, come and visit and look around, spend a day going to class, and maybe most importantly, ask lots of questions of us, of our students, and of our parents. The other part is helping us learn about you. Part of this is done through conversations such as the admissions interview, and part of it is done through the collecting of paperwork. Some of this paperwork can be completed by you online, and some of it you will need to give to your current school to complete and submit.

If you are an international student, please explore  Navigating the Admissions Process.

Application Materials that can be completed online: 

  • Application
  • Candidate's Personal Statements
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee (Domestic $50; International $100)

Application Materials that need to be printed out and submitted by family:

  • Preliminary Health Report

Application Materials to be submitted by Candidate’s Current School:

  • School Administrator or Guidance Counselor Report (requiring a signature on the front page indicating your release of the transcript)
  • Current transcript with courses, grades and standardized test results (if your school does standardized testing)
  • English Teacher Report
  • Mathematics Teacher Report
  • Teacher or Adult Who Knows You Best Report (optional)

Schedule an interview and a visit to Solebury

Spending a day on campus is the best way to discover why Solebury School is such a special place. Please call  (215) 862-5261  or e-mail us at admissions@solebury.org and we'll be happy to schedule a day for you to visit classes and shadow a student and have your admissions interview.

Testing Required

Note: Middle School applicants only need to take the SSAT if they are applying for the Trustees Merit Scholarship Program.

  • The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is administered nationally seven times a year. Have the results forwarded to Solebury. The Solebury School code number for these tests is 7390. To register, visit: http://www.ssat.org/
  • International Students do not have to take the SSAT but are required to submit the results of a TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, IELTS, or ISEE. For more detailed information please see Navigating the Admissions Process. 
  • Solebury School is an official TOEFL Testing Center. Register online to take the TOEFL test. Please check our calendar for specific test dates. Please note that TOEFL test scores should be submitted directly to our school from the testing center using the TOEFL code: 9695
  • Students applying to the Learning Skills Program do not take the SSAT, but need a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation (WISC-IV) completed by a licensed psychologist within the last two years. The testing should assess the student in the following areas: intellectual ability, information processing, learning styles, academic achievement, and social and emotional adjustment. After this testing, along with current grades and IEP, is reviewed, the student may be invited to sit for an evaluation by Solebury’s Director of the L.S. Program. There is a $150 fee for the evaluation. At the conclusion of this evaluation the Director explains the test results, provides a report of the results, and explains what his report to the admissions committee will include.

Application Deadlines:

If you are applying for the Merit Scholarship,  all application materials should be submitted to Solebury School  to December 15. These applicants will be notified of our admission decision in February. Candidates applying for regular admission should submit all materials by January 15 for day students and February 1 for boarding students. These applicants will be notified of our admission decision the week of March 10. After March 10, applications and decisions will be reviewed based on availability.

Factors influencing admission decisions:

All Solebury School application materials are examined to give us a complete picture of the student. Decisions are made based on the candidate's potential for success at Solebury School academically, artistically, athletically, as well as the candidate's potential to contribute to the school community.

Admission to Solebury School is open to all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or handicap.   

 

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