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ADMISSIONS PROCESS

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

- APPLICATION -

Prospective students should submit a completed application to the La Lumiere Admissions Office by mail, fax or scanned pdf. Applications for the first round of admissions decisions are due by January 17, 2015.

The La Lumiere application has two main components; the personal information section and the student questionnaire. In addition to the application, recent transcripts and recommendations from a Principal or Advisor, Math and English teachers are also required. A transcript request form can be found on the last page of the application. Links to the required forms can be found here:

- STUDENT INVERVIEW AND SHADOW DAY -

A student interview and “Shadow Day” are also required components of the admissions process. Visiting students attend La Lumiere classes, tour the campus and interview with a member of our admissions office.

Shadow Days provide applicants an opportunity to experience a day in the life of a La Lumiere student. Visitors are paired with a host (same gender) and attend a full day of classes and activities. Each shadow schedule has a free period in which the shadow student will receive a tour of campus and an interview with a member of the Admissions Team. The parents of prospective students are also invited to meet with a member of the admissions team and encouraged to take a campus tour at their convenience.

- LA LUMIERE ENTRANCE EXAM OR SSAT -

All 9th grade applicants must complete the La Lumiere Entrance Exam (LLEE) or submit their most recent scores from the SSAT. Students who are applying for transfer are not required to take the LLEE or the SSAT, but applicants are encouraged to submit any relevant test scores.

The LLEE is administered in November and January of each academic year on the La Lumiere campus. The exams are held on Saturday mornings and run for three hours. The La Lumiere Entrance Exam is free to take, but advance registration is required.The SSAT is administered throughout the year at hundreds of sites around the world. La Lumiere’s SSAT code is 4465. Scores from the SSAT must be sent directly from the testing service.

Additionally, the scores from either the LLEE or SSAT will be used to determine if an accepted student will be eligible to compete for a merit scholarship.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

- APPLICATION -

Prospective students should submit a completed application to the La Lumiere Admissions Office by mail, fax or scanned pdf. Applications for the first round of admissions decisions are due by January 5, 2015.

The La Lumiere application has two main components; the personal information section and the student questionnaire. In addition to the application, transcripts from the three previous school years and recommendations from a Principal/Advisor, Math and English teachers are also required. Links to the required forms can be found here:

- COPY OF PASSPORT -

A copy of the student’s passport page(s), indicating name, date of birth and other vital information and a recent passport-sized photograph must be included with the application. Both the photo and passport information can be mailed, faxed or scanned/emailed to the La Lumiere Admissions Office.

- STUDENT INTERVIEW -

Prospective students are required to participate in an interview with a member of the Admissions Team. Skype interviews will be arranged in the event a student is unable to visit campus in person.

- TOEFL OR SSAT EXAM -

All international applicants must take the TOEFL or the SSAT in order to be eligible for admissions to La Lumiere School. Scores from the TOEFL or the SSAT must be sent directly from the testing service. The La Lumiere TOEFL code is 8437 and the SSAT code is 4465.

ADMISSIONS TIMELINE – APPLICATION DEADLINES

In order to be considered for the first round of admissions decisions, all application materials, shadow days, student interviews and testing must be completed by the application deadline. The deadline for domestic applicants is January 17, 2015. The application deadline for international applicants is January 5, 2014.

ADMISSIONS DECISIONS

La Lumiere’s Admissions Committee thoroughly reviews every applicant with an eye on evaluating the whole student. The first round of admissions decisions are mailed in the middle of February. Once all first round decisions have been completed, the La Lumiere admissions process transitions into a rolling admissions format.

It is the policy of La Lumiere School not to discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, or physical or mental disability which are unrelated to the ability to work or enjoy the benefits of the School’s programs, facilities, or services. All persons are encouraged to apply.