Montverde Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year which begins on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the Academy offers families educational options to ensure each child returns to school in a manner best-suited to the way the student learns. The Academy’s learning options are in person learning, distance synchronous learning (commitment by grading period) and a hybrid of in person and synchronous distance learning (available to Middle or Upper School students only).
Montverde Academy welcomes applications from families throughout the year.
The Admission Committee evaluates applicants on the basis of the application form, the applicant’s academic and social history, school and teacher recommendations, a personal interview, and admission test scores. Criteria for admission also depends on an applicant's ability and desire to commit to Montverde Academy and its challenging academic, college preparatory program.
Montverde Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the Academy. Montverde Academy does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, athletic, and other school administered programs.
Special consideration is given to qualified children of faculty, alumni and siblings currently attending the Academy.
Upcoming Important Dates!
Early Decision (Grades 6-12 only)
November 30, 2020 All admission materials including testing are due on this date.
December 21, 2020 Admission decisions will be sent out by this date.
Regular Decision (All grades)
January 31, 2021 All admission materials including testing are due on this date.
February 12, 2021 Admission decisions will be sent out by this date.
Rolling Decisions (All grades)
Beginning February 12 Please contact the Enrollment Management Office for availability.
The Admission Assessment for applicants applying for Pre-K3 through fifth grade is scheduled individually by the Enrollment Management Office once an application has been submitted. Applicants will take an in-house assessment hosted on the Montverde Academy campus.
Applicants for grades six through twelve are required to register for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Scores are submitted by the testing agency. SSAT registration and test information is available at www.ssat.org or call SSAT at 609.683.4440. The Montverde Academy SSAT code number is 5160.
If an applicant has taken the PSAT, ACT, or SAT, please submit the test score to the Enrollment Management Office. We recommend that international applicants submit a TOEFL test score. The Montverde Academy TOEFL code number is 3628.
International applicants are welcome to take the Duolingo English Test (DET). The exam uses computer-adaptive testing, meaning the questions will automatically adapt to each test taker's ability, generating a different set of questions for every session. The exam requires the Google Chrome browser and the computer's self-facing camera and microphone. The testing session is recorded and verified by a Duolingo proctor, and the results are available within 48 hours. After a student completes the test, they can select “send results” and Montverde Academy is on the site’s drop-down list.
It is important to note that this test must be taken in a quiet environment. Cell phones may not be visible and should be turned off. Additionally, no one else should be in the room with the test taker.
All applicants are required to submit school transcripts to the Admission Office.
Lower School – Applicants for third through fifth grade must supply official report cards for the past three years. Applicants for first and second grade must supply official report cards for the past year or two years.
Middle School – A copy of official previous (two years) and current (first trimester or first semester) school transcripts, including prior year’s standardized testing results (if applicable) and attendance information.
Upper School – A copy of official school transcripts from eighth through twelfth grade should be submitted, including the prior year’s standardized testing (if applicable).
International Students – All international students must submit two copies of their transcripts: one copy in the native language, and one copy translated into English. NOTE: If you need assistance finding a company to translate transcripts, please contact the Enrollment Management Office.