ADMISSION PROCESS
 

Independence is an amazing school where I get the chance to express myself through academics, music, art, sports, clubs, and more. I appreciate the kind teachers and loving community that go along with being part of this Indy family!
Anna, Class of 2019


STEPS TO ADMISSION
 

Our admission process is designed to help us get to know our potential students and families. We hope it helps you get to know Independence as well and we encourage all prospective families to attend one or more admission events or schedule a personal conversation with the admission team. Campus tours are also available!

The Admission Office will be here for you all the way but you'll find everything you need in the Admission Portal, including some additional instructionsFor questions, please call the Admission Office at 302-239-0332 or email Donna Sentman, Admission & Financial Aid Manager.
 


6th-8th grade families:

Please register your student to take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) either at home or on select Saturday's at a local private school. To register for the test click here. When registering, include our school code #080307 so that the results are shared with us. 

Saturday Test Dates:

  • November 13, 2021 at Sanford School
  • December 4, 2021 at the Tatnall School
  • January 8, 2022 at Wilmington Friends
  • February 5, 2022 at Tower Hill
  • March 5, 2022 at The Independence School
     

IMPORTANT dates

FOR APPLICANTS TO THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR

Applications for all grades are accepted any time and are considered on a rolling basis as space allows.

Early Childhood I (age 3)* &
Early Childhood II (age 4)*

Admission notifications begin Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.
(Please note that all students for EC I & II must be fully toilet-trained prior to the first day of school.)


Kindergarten* through
Grade 8

Admission notifications begin Friday, Dec. 10, 2021.

*Child's birthday must be before Sept. 15 for ECI, ECII & K


 

The Independence School welcomes international students to request admittance to our program. The US Government has authorized our school to issue the I-20 Form through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for accepted international students. For further details on the admission process for international students, please call the Admission Office or email Claire Brechter, Director of Marketing and Communications/International Student Admissions.
 

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