How to Apply
Family Centered Admission Process
All matriculating students are required to complete GA’s admission process. Parent input, school information and admission assessments help us get to know each applicant and we use this combination of subjective and objective information to assess the match between prospective students and our program. Admission decisions are made after careful review of each applicant’s complete file, which contains information shared in the admission interview, observations from our teachers after a child’s visit to our classes and those of the child’s current teachers, testing results and school records. We intentionally provide a two way process so that prospective families and students are provided with the thoughtful information they need to best understand our program, philosophy, curriculum and community. Our goal is to ensure that our students are in the best position possible to be both happy and successful at GA by learning as much as we can about them, and by providing them the opportunity to learn about GA!
GA’s Family Centered Admission Process occurs all year long however there are busier times where we process more applications. We begin accepting applications the September before prior to the September of enrollment. Since our number of applicants typically exceeds our space availability, we encourage families to begin the process early in the fall. We fill as many spaces as possible in our first round of admission decisions and follow a rolling admission process from that time forward.
As members of our community, all students complete the same admission process. This process however is developmentally aligned between the age of the applicant and the division to which they are applying. The 4 divisions for admission are: Early Childhood – Prek-2nd grade, Upper Elementary – 3rd-5th grades, Middle School – 6th-8th grades, and Upper School – 9th-11th grades. GA does not accept applications to 12th grade.
You may begin the admission process by visiting the Apply to GA page.