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Early Childhood

Family Centered Admission

All matriculating students are required to complete GA’s Family Centered Admission Process.   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!

Admission Steps

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. 

Early Childhood Admission Process

PreK Applicants

Application Questionnaire
Parent

Family Information Meeting
Parent

Teacher Recommendation
Current Classroom Teacher

School Records/Transcript
If Available

Student Assessment
Student meeting with GA faculty via Zoom

 

Kindergarten Applicants

Application Questionnaire
Parent

Family Information Meeting
Parent

Teacher Recommendation
Current Classroom Teacher

School Records/Transcript
If Available

Student Assessment
Student meeting with GA faculty via Zoom

 

1st Grade Applicants

Application Questionnaire
Parent

Family Information Meeting
Parent

Teacher Recommendations
Current Classroom Teacher

School Records/Transcript
Kindergarten Report

Student Assessment
Student meeting with GA faculty via Zoom

2nd Grade Applicants

Application Questionnaire
Parent

Family Information Meeting
Parent

Teacher Recommendations
Current Classroom Teacher

School Records/Transcript
Most Recent & Past Grades

Student Assessment
Student meeting with GA faculty via Zoom

APPLICATION - NEW FAMILIES: To submit an application to GA, please start with the online Pre-Application form. You will be asked to create a password protected account in order to join our Germantown Academy Admission Portal. To complete the application, please submit the following forms:

  • Family Information
  • Applicant Information
  • Parent Questionnaire

The Germantown Academy Admission portal will allow you to monitor all steps of the admission process.

Should you forget your Germantown Academy Admission Portal username or password, please go to the: Admission Portal Reset Login Page

APPLICATION - CURRENT GA FAMILIES: To submit an application to GA, please enter the Germantown Academy Admission Portal through your existing family account where you will be prompted to Apply Now. To complete the application, please submit the following forms:

  • Family Information
  • Applicant Information
  • Parent Questionnaire

The Germantown Academy Admission Portal will allow you monitor all steps of the admission process.

FAMILY INFORMATION MEETING: Upon submission of your application, you will be able to sign up for your Family Information Meeting. Our Admission Office will contact you to confirm this appointment.

CAMPUS VISIT: We invite you to visit GA virtually using our VIRTUAL TOUR. We will offer in-person tours as soon as it is safe to do so.

STUDENT ASSESSMENT: Our GA assessment is based on the developmental timelines of our applicants.  For this year, the student visit and admission testing will be combined into a Student Assessment to be completed via ZOOM and with GA faculty.  Our Admission Office will contact you to schedule that appointment upon receipt of the application.  

TEACHER RECOMMENDATION: We require a teacher recommendation from your child’s current teacher so that we may best understand their current school experience and gather information from the person who best knows your child in that setting.

TRANSCRIPT: Our youngest applicants do not typically have school records or transcripts for submission therefore, we waive this requirement for PreK and Kindergarten applicants. We welcome any school information you wish to share as a supplement to your child’s admission file. Starting in 1st Grade, we require current and past school records as applicable for each applicant.

DECISIONS: Admission decisions are made with the best interest of the child in mind. We strive to ensure that our applicants will be equally successful and happy at GA. Our decision notification for Early Childhood begins in January and we continue to fill spaces until our class is full (please see Admission Timeline).