Steps to Apply
Welcome! We are excited about your interest in Green Acres School and we look forward to meeting you and getting to know your family.
Upcoming Open House Events
- Wednesday, 10/10/18, 8:30-10 AM: Squish, Squash, Splash!
We invite you and your children ages 2-6 to join us on an expedition in our Green Acres Woods. Then create exciting nature designs with your children in our art studio and take home your own work of art! To reserve a space, please email email@example.com.
- Sunday, 10/28/18, 1:30-3:30 PM: Discovery Day
Discover progressive education at its best at our experiential open house for families. Explore our 15-acre campus, meet teachers, parents, students, and staff, and experience the powerful teaching and learning that takes place every day at Green Acres through teacher-led activities and lessons. To reserve a spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, 11/12/18, 9-11 AM: Admission Open House
Tour our campus and learn about the grade(s) that interest you. To reserve a space, please email email@example.com.
You can apply online, or print and mail an application to the school. The $75 application fee may be paid online with a credit card or you may send a check with your application payable to Green Acres School.
Once we receive your application and fee, we will call you to schedule a parent interview and a school visit for your child.
For more information, please contact us.
Applicants to Pre-K and K participate in a group visit. If the application deadline has passed, prospective students are scheduled for a visit with the current class and will visit for part of a day.
First grade applicants will visit in a classroom for a full day.
Students applying to Grades 2–8 will visit for two full days.
We will contact you to schedule the student visits. For detailed information about our applicant visiting days, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Applicants to Kindergarten through 8th grades are required to submit the results of a recent admission evaluation. This evaluation may be administered by an educational diagnostician of your choice.
- For applicants to Pre-K, admission testing is optional
- Applicants to K–1st grade (up to age 6) are required to take the WPPSI-IV
- Applicants to 2nd–5th grade (or those 6 and over) are required to take the WISC-V
- Applicants to 6th–8th grade are required to take the WISC-V (preferred), SSAT, or ISEE
Click here for more information and a list of a few testing centers. We include the list for your reference. It is not comprehensive and we do not endorse one center over any others. It is important to note that your child may be tested by any qualified tester you choose, whether or not they are on the attached list.
If you are applying to the 6th–8th grade and choose to take either the ISEE or SSAT, please find complete registration and fee information on the websites for ISEE and SSAT. The Green Acres code for the ISEE is 211158. For the SSAT it is 3561.
Arrange to have your child’s complete current year and previous year's school records and the student recommendation form (completed by your child's main teacher) sent directly to the Admission Office.
We also accept recommendation forms from Independent Education (formerly known as AISGW).
Nina Chibber, Director of Admission, Grades Pre-K–1
Sara Huneke, Associate Director of Admission
Judy Shniderman, Admission Assistant
Phone: 301.881.4100 x189