Grades 6-8

Applying to Grades 6-8

Grade 6 is a natural entry point when approximately fifty places are offered.

A parent meeting is required for all applicant parents who do not have a child currently enrolled or a recent graduate of the School. A parent meeting is optional for current families. If you would like to take advantage of this option, please let the Admission Office know when scheduling your child's interview.

Please note that while you are able to take the ISEE twice,  St. John's will only accept one ISEE score report. The report must come from a test date during the current admission cycle (September through January) and must be received by January 30th. Please do not send more than one report.

Though Grades 7 and 8 are not natural entry points, one to two openings may occur at each grade level through attrition. At the end of the selection process, a small wait pool is created for each grade in the event an opening occurs.

Applicants to Grades 6-8 are considered on the following criteria:
  • Teacher recommendations (math and English)
  • Academic record (mid-year report card and previous year's report card)
  • Test results (OLSAT and ISEE) Note: The OLSAT may only be taken once during the admission cycle (Sept-Jan).
  • Admission interview
  • Writing sample/Applicant Questionnaire
  • Extracurricular recommendation (optional)

Grades 6-8 Admission calendar for 2017 entry

September - January
– Candidate interviews for grades 6-12 (application must be submitted prior to scheduling the interview)
October 2 – Grades 6 - 8 Open House, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Parents and students invited)
November 12 – OLSAT testing (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
December 2 – Application deadline at 5:00 p.m. (Grades 5-12) 
January 7 - ISEE testing for Grades 5-6 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.);OLSAT testing for Grades 5-12 (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
January 13 - Teacher recommendations, applicant questionnaire and previous year's report card due
January 21 – ISEE testing for Grades 7-12 (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.);OLSAT testing for Grades 5-12 (10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
January 28 - OLSAT testing for Grades 5-12(10:00 - 11:00 a.m.) 
January 30 – Mid-year report card, ISEE and OLSAT scores due to St. John's
March 10 – Admission decision notification