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Age 3 through 8th grade

Admission Process

student writing

“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

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.

1. Visit via a personal tour. We also host several Information Sessions specific to Lower School (Early Childhood I-grade 4) and Middle School (grades 5-8), as well as all-school Open Houses, throughout the school year. Click here to contact us about a personal tour or for details about upcoming Information Sessions and Open House events.

2. Submit the online application and $40 application fee. (Fee is waived for siblings of current students and children of alumni.)

3. Once your application is received, the Admission Office will contact you to schedule a student visit day and admission assessment, which varies by grade; assessment details can be found on the Admission Testing page. Applicants for grades 5-8 must register separately for ISEE testing. Please note that a birth certificate copy is required for applicants of ECI-Kindergarten.

4. Complete the Permission for Release of Information form and provide it to your child's current school. This form requests that the school send copies of your child's progress reports/transcripts to our Admission Office. Included in this request is a Confidential Recommendation Form to be sent directly to us by the current school.

For questions, please call the Admission Office at 302-239-0332 or email Donna Sentman, Admission Manager.

For information on the admission process for international students, click here.



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 Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.
(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. 13, 2019.

*Cutoff date for these grades is Sept. 15.

Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for
2020-21 school year

For full details and dates, please click here.

The Independence School does not discriminate based on race; color; religion; sex; gender identity; sexual orientation; national origin; disability; or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.