The Admissions Process:
1. Initial Inquiry
Parents are encouraged to begin the admissions process by calling the school and speaking with the Director of Admissions. This preliminary phone call will allow the family to learn more about the school and start to determine if it would be an appropriate placement for their child.
2. Submit an Application
As part of the application process, a complete admissions file must include the following items:
- Completed online application form – Click here to log in and complete an admission application.
- Current psychological evaluation with WISC, achievement and emotional testing.
- Specialists’ evaluations and reports (speech and language, auditory processing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or assistive technology).
- Confidential evaluations, completed by a teacher, tutor or therapist who works with the child.
- A current photo of child.
- Child’s most recent transcript, IEPs and report cards. These records must be forwarded from the child’s school. Complete the release of records form and give it to child’s current school.
3. The Visit
During the visit, both the child and the parents will visit Villa Maria. The child will meet with the Director of Admissions and complete informal assessments to take a closer look at their academic skills. It is also a chance for the student to see and learn more about the school. At the same time, parents will be participating in an interview with the Head of School with the goal of both parties gaining more information and helping to determine if the student is a good match for the school.
Following the visit, if the admissions committee feels the student could be a good fit for the program and there is an appropriate space available, there will be a shadow day. During the shadow day, the applicant will be matched up with a current student and move through their schedule for the day. They may participate in a brief interview with an instructional faculty member during this visit.
4. The Admission Committee will meet and make a decision.
Based upon the information provided in the admissions packet, the notes from the school visit, and information provided from meeting with the applicant’s family, a formal admissions decision will be made regarding the enrollment status of the applicant. Acceptance is on a rolling admission basis. Parents will be notified of the Admission Committee’s decision within a week of your child’s visit.
5. Financial Aid
Admission decisions are made independent of financial need. There is limited financial aid available for families who demonstrate financial need. A student must be accepted before he or she will be considered for financial aid.