Application Process


Thank you for your interest in The Pike School. Please contact the Admission Office at admission@pikeschool.org with specific questions or concerns.

For application to Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5

  • Call the Admission Office (978.475.1197 x6612) to schedule a parent/guardian interview and optional tour. Tours and interviews begin October 17, 2016 and may be completed prior to the submission of the application for admission. Interviews and tours for late applicants will only be offered if space is available.

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

  • Upon receipt of the application, Pike will send you:
    • An Application acknowledgement letter with specific evaluation dates.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Admission decisions will be mailed by March 10, 2017.


For application to Grade 6 through Grade 9

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

  • Call the Admission Office (978.475.1197 x6612) to schedule an applicant and parent/guardian interview and tour. The interviews will be scheduled for the same date and time, though accommodations can be made if necessary prior to the deadline.

  • Upon receipt of the application, Pike will send you:
    • An Application acknowledgement letter with specific evaluation dates
    • (Grades 6, 7, 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.
    • A Student Record Release Form— Give this form to the candidate's current school after December 1 and submitted directly to Pike
    • All applicants to grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test by the January admission deadline. Registration is available on the SSAT website

  • 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.

Admission decisions will be mailed by March 10, 2017.

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