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Ready to apply? You can start by creating an online account or contacting Imaani F. Sanders, Director of Admissions and High School Guidance, for a hard copy application. If you need assistance with the application process, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. We’re here to help with every step.

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How to Apply

Step One: Submit Application

We’ll need you to fill out a short application with general information, as well as submit a recent report card, standardized testing results, and a current teacher’s evaluation.

Step Two: Schedule Assessment

Our academic enrollment assessment consistently helps us identify a student’s current ability level in reading, sentence comprehension, spelling, math, and other skills.

Step Three: Receive Notification

Once we’ve reviewed your child’s application, you’ll be notified directly whether he or she has been accepted.

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Additional Forms for New Students Applying to K-7

If your student currently attends another school, please also download the forms that apply.

Download a teacher recommendation form for new students in Grades K-3.

Download a language arts teacher recommendation form for new students in Grades 4-7.

Download a math teacher recommendation form for new students in Grades 4-7.

Download a transcript release form.

Important dates to remember.

Jan. 3, 2020 – Application deadline

Feb. 15, 2020 – Sliding Scale Tuition application deadline

March 1, 2020– Notification

Application FAQ

How do I apply?

Applying to MSS is a simple process, and we’re always available to walk you through the steps. First, you will need to create an online account and complete the electronic application pages. Kindergarten through 6th grade students also need teacher recommendations. Once you have completed the application, we will contact you for an interview. If you’d like to speak with someone personally, call us at (201) 653-5548 and ask for Imaani F. Sanders, Director of Admissions or email [email protected].

What is the deadline to apply?

The 2020-21 application deadline is Jan. 3, 2020.

Do you take applications after the deadline?

Applications may still be accepted after the application deadline. However, applications that arrive by the deadline receive priority status. Late applicant files are reviewed on a case by case basis. If you’d like to speak with someone personally, call us at (201) 653-5548 and ask for Imaani F. Sanders, Director of Admissions OR email [email protected].

When will I be notified if you’ve accepted my child?

During the regular admission season, notifications go out via email on March 1. If you’re applying after that date, you will be notified as soon as the admissions committee reviews your application and makes a decision.

What are your age cutoffs?
  • Applicants for preschool must be three before September 1.
  • Applicants for kindergarten must be five before September 1.
  • Applicants for first grade must be six before September 1.
What happens during the parent interview?

The parent interview is an opportunity for us to get to know you better and learn a bit about your hopes and dreams for your child. We also review the parent expectations of the school and answer your questions.

What happens during the student interview?

Preschool students come for an informal play date and are observed by the early childhood director or other teaching staff. Prospective K-6th grade students are interviewed to assess developmental and academic readiness. Students who apply for 2nd-6th grades are also required to come for a morning or afternoon visit.

Where do I find the teacher recommendation forms?
  • Download a teacher recommendation form for new students in Grades K-3.
  • Download a language arts teacher recommendation form for new students in Grades 4-7.
  • Download a math teacher recommendation form for new students in Grades 4-7.
  • Download a transcript release form.

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