HOW TO APPLY
APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION TO SULLINS ACADEMY ARE ACCEPTED BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 1 FOR THE FOLLOWING ACADEMIC YEAR AND ARE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS. THE INFORMATION BELOW OUTLINES THE VARIOUS STEPS IN THE ADMISSION PROCESS. PLEASE CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE (276-669-4101) IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CHILD AND INTRODUCING YOU TO SULLINS.
The campus tour can take place before or after the admission application is submitted and can be scheduled online or by calling the Admissions Office (276-669-4101). The initial tour can include the entire family or just parents.
The admission application helps us get to know your family. The 'Parent Questionnaire' gives parents the space to tell about their child’s learning style, stories, and a parent’s perspective. We encourage parents to have fun while writing the essay and to trust that we view the essay as a personal perspective on the applicant and not as a sample parental writing sample.
STUDENT VISIT & TESTING
Grades Preschool – Kindergarten: At this grade level, school visits will take place in a group setting. Each spring, children who have applied for the following fall are invited to Primary Preview Day, a day where parents and children spend the morning at Sullins Academy with the teacher in their respective grade. Our teachers will have an organized activity as well as free play to provide an opportunity to observe the children’s ability to socialize and follow directions.
There is no admissions testing for students applying to preschool and junior kindergarten; however, it is a requirement of the school that all children enrolled in preschool are able to independently use the restroom (no diapers, pull-ups, or training pants). Students should be able to inform teachers of the need to use the restroom.
Entrance Age Requirement – September 30 is the date used to determine placement in early grades.
Kindergarten: Incoming kindergarten students will schedule a time to take an individual Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. While this assessment is just a snippet of a child’s full academic picture, the results can give teachers and parents a better idea of the child’s readiness for success in kindergarten for the upcoming year. Results will be mailed/emailed to parents within a week of testing.
Grades 1 – 8: Applicants are required to spend a school day shadowing a current student in the grade in which they are currently enrolled. During this day, the student will also take an assessment in both language arts and mathematics and spend time meeting with the Academic Support Coordinator. Results of these assessments will be mailed/emailed to parents in a timely fashion.
Students should wear comfortable school clothes (no jeans or t-shirts, please). Our students will be wearing daily dress attire (khaki or navy bottoms and a light blue, white, or navy polo). In addition, applicants may have a chance to go to PE class and weather permitting, go outside for recess, so tennis shoes are suggested.
Lunch will be provided unless a parent notifies the admissions office that their child would prefer to bring a lunch from home. Water is allowed in the classrooms, so please bring a bottle that can be refilled during the day. Students in grades 1-4 have a fruit/snack break in the morning or afternoon, so please pack a small, nutritious item for your child to enjoy.
TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS & TRANSCRIPTS
Grades 1 – 8: Download, complete, and sign the Student Record Release Form and submit to the Principal, Guidance Counselor, or other appropriate official at your child’s current school. The school official should complete the form and send it and all records directly to the Sullins Academy Admissions Office.
Download, complete, and sign the Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form and submit to your child’s current teacher(s). For middle school students (Grades 6-8), we request two teacher recommendations: one sent directly from the current English teacher and one sent directly from the current math teacher. This recommendation can be mailed or e-mailed to the Admissions Office.
1. Schedule a tour.
2. Submit an application.
3. Participate in a student visit.
4. Submit teacher recommendations.
5. Arrange for your current school to send your child’s progress report and/or transcript.
6. Complete Online Enrollment to finalize enrollment for the coming year.
ADDITIONAL STEPS (OPTIONAL)
1. Submit an inquiry to receive our viewbook and other mailings.
2. Schedule a Visit.
4. Submit a financial aid application (if needed).
Sullins Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or any other legally protected status in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid or employment policies, or any other programs administered by the school.