A Junior-Kindergarten - 12th Grade, college preparatory, co-ed, independent school.
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:

  1. Browse our website, including the Why Millwood page.

  2. Request our viewbook by completing the online inquiry form or calling the school at (804) 639-3200 for your copy.

  3. Plan to attendan Open House or schedule an appointment with Janice Jennings, Director of Admissions, to tour the school and have your questions answered. Admissions meetings usually last one hour and are intended for parents only.

2018-19 Admissions Calendar


Re-enrollment contracts will be mailed to all current families on February 1, 2018.
Re-enrollment contracts are due on February 23, 2018 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 15 — Contracts mailed to new students
  • March 29 — Contracts due to school by 12 p.m.
Junior Kindergarten Admission
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 Admission
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 – March 2018
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.

Admissions Process By Grade Level

List of 4 items.

  • Junior Kindergarten

    1. Submit a completed application and non-refundable $80 application and testing fee.
    2. Submit the Teacher Recommendation Form to the applicants 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 Basic Concepts Scale.
    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.
  • 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 Basic Concepts Scale.
    5. Arrange a results appointment through the Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision.
  • Grades 1-8

    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 Information Release, 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 student, a brief interview and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test given by the Director of Admissions, and placement testing with the hosting classroom teacher.
    6. Arrange a results appointment through our Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision.
  • Grades 9-12

    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 Information Release, 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 student, a brief interview and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test will be given by the Director of Admissions, and placement testing with the classroom teachers. 
    7. Arrange a results appointment through our Director of Admissions to discuss the admission decision. 
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