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Admissions Checklist

1. 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 the end of January.

* The La Lumiere application has four main components; the personal information section, student questionnaire, transcript request form and teacher recommendation forms. In addition to the application, recent transcripts and recommendations from a Principal/Advisor, Math and English teachers are also required.

2. Student Interview 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 grade) and attend a full day of classes and activities. Each shadow day has two free periods, one of which will be slated a campus tour and admissions interview. The parents of prospective students are also asked to meet with a member of the admissions team and encouraged to take a campus tour at their convenience.

3. 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 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.

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4. 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 at the end 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.

 

International Students

1. 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 the end of January.

* The La Lumiere application has four main components; the personal information section, student questionnaire, transcript request form and teacher recommendation forms. 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.

2. 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.

3. Student Interview

On campus interviews are generally conducted during a prospective student’s shadow day. Phone or Skype can be arranged for students unable to visit campus in person.

4. 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 and the SSAT must be sent directly from the testing service. La Lumiere offers both ESL classes and additional ongoing support through our English Language Institute. The La Lumiere TOEFL code is 8437 and the SSAT code is 4465.

TOEFL Registration site

SSAT Registration site

 5. Admissions Decisions

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

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.