St Michael's Country Day School | Admissions Process
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ADMISSIONS PROCESS

Congratulations on taking the first step towards exploring options for your child’s educational setting!  We look forward to guiding you through this process and to helping you learn more about the St. Michael’s community.  Erin Schmidt, Director of Admissions, is readily available to make sure that the admissions process at St. Michael’s is easy, comfortable, and customizable to fit your needs..

1.  Tour the School

Visit during one of Winter Admissions Events or with a personal 1:1 tour scheduled at your convenience with a focus on your own child’s passions and interests. Call 401-849-5970 ext 302 or email Erin Schmidt eschmidt@smcds.org anytime to schedule an appointment for a personal tour.

2.  Submit an Application

Taking this step ensures that you are an official applicant for admission. Click HERE to Apply Online.  Click HERE to download an application.

3.  Student School Visit

Once you have applied, it’s time to have your child spend time visiting our school and be part of the classroom experience. If possible, we prefer to have students visit for two days, back to back. This allows us to get to know your child and for the student to be comfortable in their new setting and with their peers.

Prior to the Student Visit, please fill out and submit the online Student Visit Form, found HERE.

Entering PreSchool:
We will schedule weekend visit days for applicants (4 -6 at a time) in March/April.  Please note: Children need to be 3 years old by September 1 to be considered for PreSchool.

Entering PK:
Student visits with current PreSchool class for two consecutive days from 8:30 am – 11 am.  Plan to pack a snack and a drink (no lunch) and weather appropriate clothes for going outside. Please note: Children need to be 4 years old by September 1 to be considered for PreKindergarten.

Entering Kindergarten:
Student visits with current PreKindergarten class for two consecutive days 8:30 am -2:00 pm.  Plan to pack a snack, a drink, and lunch, plus weather appropriate clothes for going outside. Please note: Children need to be 5 years old by September 1 to be considered for Kindergarten.

Entering Grade 1 – Grade 5:
Students will spend two days in the Lower School with their peer class.  For instance, if your child is going to be entering Grade 3, they would spend their visit days with Grade 2.  This way they can get to know the students who will be in their class and our teachers can evaluate the student in comparison with their age group.  Even though Grade 5 is Middle School, students entering Grade 5 will visit with their peers in Grade 4.  Plan to pack a snack, a drink, and lunch, plus weather appropriate clothes for going outside.

Entering Middle School:
We will pair your child with a “Buddy” for their two-day visit, making sure your child’s time at St. Michael’s will include a friend for recess and lunch, and that they have a built-in tour guide for their time on campus. .

4.  Submit the remaining application documents, including:

  • Official school transcripts (minimum two years) or related records.
  • Current teacher recommendation forms: Click HERE to download
  • Copies of any psychological and/or educational evaluations

5.  If applicable, apply for Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance applications must be submitted by February 1, 2017.  Click HERE to learn more.

Dates to Remember

February 1, 2017: Tuition Assistance Applications are due

February 10, 2017: Applications are due for the review and selection process.

March 1, 2017: Applicants are notified of their acceptance status.

March 1 – September 1 2017: New applicants are reviewed and accepted pending available spots.

April 1, 2017: Tuition Assistance applicants are notified of their acceptance status.

April 15 through September 1, 2017: New Tuition Assistance applicants are reviewed and accepted based on available remaining grant monies.

Contact:
Erin Schmidt, Director of Admissions
401-849-5970 ext 302
eschmidt@smcds.org