Admissions 6

We know that applying to high schools can be intimidating. We’d like to make this as easy as possible for you. To that end, please see below for a comprehensive list of our requirements, processes, and deadlines. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

 

Important Dates

All application materials must be submitted to the Admissions Office by January 15. Admissions decisions will be returned to applicants by March 10. All admitted students should notify us of their decision to enroll by April 10.

Sign Up for Information

Please complete the request information form as soon as possible to ensure that you are in our database and that you will receive information from CA.

Interview

Schedule an on-campus interview. While interviews are not required for admission to Concord Academy, we do encourage families to visit our campus and speak with an admissions representative — it is an opportunity for us to get to know you, and for you to get to know us.

We conduct interviews Monday through Friday and some Saturdays from late September through the end of January. (Click here to see full visit schedule). Recognizing that distant families’ schedules are less flexible than those of local families, we reserve Saturday interview spots for boarders. Interviews fill up quickly. The sooner you call us, the more likely we are to be able to accommodate your visit request. Please notify us of your intentions to be in the area as soon as you begin making your school visit plans.

If you are unable to visit us on campus, we also offer online interviews at 9:00 a.m. EST on weekday mornings from October through the end of January.

Application

To apply to Concord Academy, please use one of the following online common applications: the Gateway to Prep Schools application, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) application, and the SSAT application.

Have your parent or guardian submit the first part of the application — often called the Candidate Profile or Family Information Form — along with the application fee ($50 for students living in the US; $100 for students living overseas) as soon as you are sure that you would like to apply to Concord Academy (but no later than January 15, which is the deadline for the full application).

Standardized Test Scores

Concord Academy requires standardized test results. If you are a prospective 9th or 10th grader, register for and take either the SSAT or ISEE. We accept results from tests taken during your current school year. We will not consider results from tests taken after January 15. CA’s SSAT code is 2560. CA’s ISEE code is 220640.

If you are a prospective 11th grader, register for and take the PSAT/SAT test.  CA’s PSAT/SAT code is 220640.

If English is not your primary language and/or if you have attended an English speaking school for less than three years, we require you to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam (TOEFL). CA’s TOEFL code is 2255.

Letters of Recommendation

In September or October of the year you are applying to CA, speak to adult members of your school community about writing letters of recommendation on your behalf. We encourage these adults to submit their letters of recommendation after December 1 so that they may know you that much better when writing about you.

Optional: Visual and Performing Art Submissions

For artwork portfolio review and/or music performances, we prefer digital submissions. Please submit all work by emailing links to a Flickr, Picasa, or equivalent online hosting service to us at admissions@concordacademy.org. Videos can be sent via YouTube playlists, Vimeo, or equivalent sites.

Financial Aid

For detailed financial aid information, please visit the financial aid pages on our website. All financial aid materials are due January 31.