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The Pike School
Andover, Massachusetts
An independent, coed, day school
for grades pre-kindergarten through nine

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Application Process

For application to Pre-K through Grade 5

1.  Submit the Application for Admission Form (via mail or online) and the $45 application fee. The
     application deadline is January 12, 2015.  A separate application should be submitted for each child
     applying. Late applications will only be considered if space is available.

2.  Call the Admission Office (978.475.1197 x6612) to schedule a parent interview and tour. Though tours are optional, interviews are required and must be scheduled within two weeks of submitting your application. 

3.  Upon receipt of the application, Pike will send you:

a.  An Application acknowledgement letter with specific evaluation dates

b.  A Teacher Evaluation Form—Give this form to the candidate’s current teacher after December 1. It 
     should be completed by the teacher and submitted directly to Pike by February 2, 2015

c.  A Student Record Release Form—Give this form to the candidate’s current school after December 1.
     It should be completed by the school registrar and submitted directly to Pike by February 2, 2015.

4.  Evaluations for Pre-kindergarten through Grade Five are held in December and January in small groups.
     During the evaluation sessions, children interact with teachers and engage in age-appropriate activities
     and assessments.  

5.  Admission decisions will be mailed by March 10, 2015.

 

For application to Grade 6 through Grade 9

1.  Submit the Application for Admission Form (via mail or online) and the $45 application fee. The  
     application deadline is January 12, 2015.  A separate application should be submitted for each child
     applying. Late applications will only be considered if space is available.

2.  Call the Admission Office (978.475.1197 x6612) to schedule an applicant and parent interview and tour within two weeks of submitting your application.

3.  Upon receipt of the application, Pike will send you:

a.  An Application acknowledgement letter with specific evaluation dates

b.  (Grades 6 and 7) A Teacher Evaluation Form— Give this form to the candidate’s current homeroom
     or anchor teacher after the first term or reporting period. It should be completed by the teacher and
     submitted directly to Pike by February 2, 2015

c.  (Grades 8 and 9) Two Teacher Recommendation Forms— Give these forms to the candidate’s
     English and math teachers. These forms should be completed by the teachers and submitted directly
     to Pike by February 2, 2015

d.  A Student Record Release Form— Give this form to the candidate’s current school after December 1

e.  A Secondary School Admission Test SSAT brochure and registration information— All Upper School
     applicants are required to take the SSAT by mid-January.


4.  Applicants for Grades 8 and 9 are also requested to spend a full morning at Pike. During this visit,
     applicants will attend classes and an Upper School assembly and also complete a math and writing
     assessment. Please call the Admission Office to schedule this half-day visit.

 

 




The Pike School  34 Sunset Rock Road  Andover, Massachusetts  01810  978-475-1197
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