The admission process is designed to gather as much information as possible about each child to determine whether Pike will be a good match for his or her style and personality. Throughout the admission process, we learn about the candidate through the parent interview, the teacher recommendation, school reports, standardized testing and/or on-campus evaluations and assessments.
There are separate admission committees for each division that include faculty, the division head, and members of the Admission Office. The goal of the committees is to identify the candidates who best demonstrate developmental/academic readiness and social competency.
Any member of the Admission staff is able to answer general questions about the financial aid program. For answers to more detailed questions, please contact Mark Graziano, Director of Finance and Operations.
Please complete and return the Financial Aid Information Request card that you receive with our admission materials. Financial aid forms are mailed to interested families in mid-November. The Parents Financial Statement (PFS) form must be submitted to the School and Student Service (SSS) for Financial Aid by February 1, 2014. A copy of the PFS should also be sent to Pike by February 1, 2014. A copy of the 2013 Tax Forms with all schedules and W-2 form(s) is required to be received by Pike no later than February 15, 2014.
Yes, assuming your family still demonstrates financial need. All families who receive financial aid must file a new PFS with SSS by February 1 each year. Pike attempts to keep a family’s award at a similar level each year as long as no major changes have occurred in a family’s financial situation during the previous year.
The calculation of need is based on a formula including income and family expenses, assets and liabilities, family size, parents’ ages, cost of living, and the number of children for whom a family must pay tuition. Pike’s Financial Aid Committee reviews the information received from SSS, combines it with tax and any explanatory material provided, and formulates an individual calculation of funds that a family can contribute toward tuition. The amount of a financial aid grant is designed to bridge the gap between a family’s contribution and Pike’s tuition.
It is an expectation that both parents will finance their children’s education to the extent that they are able. Both parents are required to complete financial aid applications and submit federal tax returns. The income and assets of both parents are taken into consideration in establishing a financial aid grant.