Once your application is submitted, all applicants must take the Prep Entrance Exam, administered on Saturday, November 13, 2021 or Sunday, November 14, 2021. The Prep utilizes the H.S.P.T. (High School Placement Test). Students will also be required to complete an essay at the conclusion of the Entrance Exam. The exam and essay will last three hours.
All applicants should strive to achieve mostly "A" grades (or comparative numerical scores) in his 6th and 7th grade final report cards and 8th grade first report card, receive an outstanding recommendation from his teacher(s), and receive a satisfactory score on the Entrance Exam.
Admission decision letters for the Class of 2026 will be mailed late December 2021. An electronic version of the decision will be uploaded to the applicant's myPrep portal as well. For those who apply for aid, Financial Aid decision letters will be emailed no later than mid-January 2022.
Note: Admission decision letters and Financial Aid decision letters are mailed separately.
Class of 2026 Application To-Do List Deadlines:
Online Application for Admission:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021
(late applications are accepted on a limited basis)
A copy of your academic transcript for 6th grade, 7th grade, and any standardized test results:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2021
Your most recent report card for 8th grade should be uploaded once it’s available and not later than Friday, December 10, 2021. If nothing is available by December 10, it will NOT change the timeline of an applicant's decision as long as all other required materials have been received.
NOTE: 8th grade report card can be from the 1st quarter, 1st trimester, or a progress report from the first few months of 8th grade.
2026 Accepted Students and Families Night
Thursday, January 20 - Accepted Students and Families Night Hear from current faculty members, current students, and recent alums about why the Prep is the best choice for you. This event, held from 6-8 p.m., will also include time for 8th graders to interact with each other through some fun activities. Please register here.