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Admissions Process


What’s the Admissions Process Like?


Step One: Complete and Submit an Application

  • Submit an Application by printing or downloading the following forms and returning to the main office upon completion.
  • Apply for Financial Aid if applicable - Caldwell Academy uses a third-party service, Independent School Management’s Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), to assess a family’s tuition rate based on income eligibility
  • Once the FAST application is complete, taxes must be sent to this address: Independent School Management, Attn: FAST Processing, 1316 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 or uploaded via the FAST website. Tuition will not be determined until this is complete.

Step Two: Collect Records

  • The Enrollment Director will collect the past 3 years’ report cards from the child’s current school as well as standardized test scores
  • Please provide an updated immunization record for your student

 Step Three: Student Assessment

  • We will reach out to schedule a date and time
    • TK - Grade 1: Gesell Assessment (developmental screening)
    • Grades 2 - 11: Academic assessment (standardized national achievement test, the Woodcock Johnson)
    • Grades 2 - 11: Student interview

 Step Four: Parent Interview

  • We will reach out to schedule a date and time within 7 days of the student assessment.
  • Parent Preparation (all materials provided):
    • Read the Parent Handbook
    • Lost Tools of Learning by Dorothy Sayers
    • Introduction to Classical Education by Dr. Christopher Perrin
  • Discuss Student Assessment Results

 Step Five: Admissions Committee Decision and Online Enrollment

  • Recommendations sent via email to parents
  • Complete the Enrollment Contract (sent via email)
  • $500 contract deposit per student due when contract is submitted

We always encourage a campus visit.  Seeing the students, classrooms and campus can help you understand what kind of school we are and give you good insight for your evaluation of whether Caldwell is a good fit for your family and your child. Schedule your tour now!

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