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Admissions Process

We take a personal approach to admissions, welcoming you to our school and providing you and your child with the opportunity to experience Millwood School firsthand. Prospective families should get acquainted with our school by taking the following steps:
  Pick up a copy of our viewbook today!
  • Browse our website, including the Discover Millwood page.
  • Request our viewbook by completing the online inquiry form or calling the school at (804) 639-3200 for your copy.
  • Plan to attend our Fall Open House or schedule an appointment for a private tour anytime with Janice Jennings, Director of Admissions, to tour the school. Please CLICK HERE to fill out a visitation form to tour our school.
Admissions Process Checklist: Click HERE to check off each step as you go about the process for your particular grade level listed below.

Detailed Admissions Process (click on grade to view further details)

  1. Submit a completed application and non-refundable $80 registration fee.
  2. Submit the Teacher Recommendation Form to the applicant's current preschool teacher (if applicable). Ask that the form be completed and returned directly to the Director of Admissions.
  3. Once the above steps are completed, you will be contacted to schedule a Readiness Evaluation to be given at Millwood School.  The evaluation includes a brief interview and the Bracken School Readiness Assessment.
  4. Arrange a results appointment through our Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision.
All students entering Junior Kindergarten must be four years old by September 30.  Please note that entrance into Junior Kindergarten does not guarantee admission into Kindergarten.
  1. Submit a completed application and non-refundable $80 application and testing fee.
  2. Complete and submit the Kindergarten Readiness Checklist.
  3. Submit the Teacher Recommendation Form.  Give the form to the applicant's current teacher. Ask that the form be completed and returned directly to the Director of Admissions.
  4. Once the above steps are completed, you will be contacted to schedule a Readiness Evaluation to be given at Millwood School.  The evaluation includes a brief interview and the Bracken School Readiness Assessment.
  5. Arrange a results appointment through our Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision.
  1. Submit a completed application and non-refundable $80 application and testing fee.
  2. Submit the Teacher Recommendation Form. Give the form to the applicant's current teacher. Ask that the form be completed and returned directly to the Director of Admissions.
  3. Submit Permission to Release Information Form. After signing the Permission to Release form, give it to the applicant's current school. The registrar should submit the student's transcript directly to the Director of Admissions.
  4. Submit Administrative Recommendation Form. Give the form to the applicant's current school.  Ask that the form be completed by an administrator and returned directly to the Director of Admissions. 
  5. Once the above steps are completed, you will be contacted to schedule a Day Visit. The visit includes the opportunity to experience a day as a Millwood School student, a brief interview and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test given by the Director of Admissions, and math and English writing placement testing with the hosting classroom teacher.
  6. Arrange a results appointment through our Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision.
  1. Submit a completed application and non-refundable $80 application and testing fee.
  2. Submit Teacher Recommendation Form to an English teacher. Give the form to the applicant's current English teacher. Ask that the form be completed and returned directly to the Director of Admissions.
  3. Submit Teacher Recommendation Form to a Math teacher. Give the form to the applicant's current Math teacher. Ask that the form be completed and returned directly to the Director of Admissions.
  4. Submit Administrative Recommendation Form. Give the form to the applicant's current school. Ask that the form be completed by an administrator and returned directly to the Director of Admissions.
  5. Submit Permission to Release Information Form. After signing the Permission to Release form, give it to the applicant's current school. The registrar should submit the student's transcript directly to the Director of Admissions. 
  6. Once the above steps are completed, you will be contacted to schedule a Day Visit. The visit includes the opportunity to experience a day as a Millwood School student, a brief interview and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test given by the Director of Admissions, and math and english writing placement testing with the classroom teachers. 
  7. Arrange a results appointment through our Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision.

2019-20 ADMISSIONS CALENDAR

  • Re-enrollment contracts will be mailed to all current families on February 7, 2020.
  • Re-enrollment contracts are due on February 25, 2020, by 12:00 p.m.
  • All Year — Individual campus tours for prospective families, call for an appointment.
  • October-March — Kindergarten evaluations begin and are ongoing
  • February 27 — Kindergarten contracts mailed to new students
  • March 9 — Kindergarten contracts due to the school by 12 p.m.
  • March 13 — Contracts mailed to new students
  • March 29 — Contracts due to school by 12 p.m.

Junior Kindergarten

Initial admission contracts are issued for Junior Kindergarten applicants in February. Decisions continue throughout the spring and summer on a rolling basis as space permits.


Kindergarten

Initial admission contracts are issued for Kindergarten applicants in late February. Decisions will continue throughout the spring and summer on a rolling basis as space permits.
 

1st — 12th Grades

Initial admission contracts are issued for Lower, Middle and Upper School applicants on March 13th. Decisions will continue throughout the spring and summer on a rolling basis as space permits.

MILLWOOD SCHOOL ADMISSIONS POLICY


Non-Discriminatory Policy

Millwood School admits qualified students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin and is non-discriminatory in all policies and school administered programs.


Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Millwood School embraces and celebrates the rich diversity of our students, employees, and families from all backgrounds. Millwood School strives to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment where each person is valued. We work to intentionally develop cross-cultural competency and appreciation of differences within all constituents. We value the influence of a wide range of experiences and perspectives in our classrooms, relationships, and interactions as we prepare our students to contribute to a diverse and interconnected world.
 
Millwood School is known to be well-diverse and
welcome those wanting a better fit.
''We are thankful that the school lives by and revolves around its philosophy that 'each child is unique and that no two children learn in exactly the same way.' Supremely gifted teachers and staff adapt to provide a superior educational experience in a stimulating, non-stressful environment. Millwood truly 'gets it' and does it superbly.''

~ The Wolver Family

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