Apply to the Academy

All applications will be considered for the 2018-2019 academic year. We are currently reviewing applications for the 2017-2018 year only for programs where spaces are still available. 


The Application Process

ONE  Submit Your Application

Feel free to reach out with questions, attend an open house, or make plans to visit the school before you apply for admission. We'll let you know that we've received your application, and someone will contact you within one week to set up a mutually convenient interview time.

TWO  Come for Your Interview

This is your opportunity to learn more about the school as well as an opportunity to get to know us, so please come with questions! Some students bring transcripts, work samples or projects, artwork, or other samples with them; others come with just themselves. We're interested in whatever you want to share with us, but you don't need to bring anything—and you certainly don't need to dress up. Two or more faculty members attend each admission interview, and parents are welcome to sit in. We will ask you questions about your educational experiences and interests as well as your goals and ambitions. We typically give admission decisions within two weeks.


Admission FAQs

Can we visit the school before we apply?

We are happy to set up a meeting outside school hours so that students can visit the school. (Our school is very small, and on-campus visitors during most class times would be distracting.)

Can I sit in on a class?

Students who have applied to the school can arrange to join one of our classes for a morning or afternoon session.

Do you offer financial aid?

We have tried to make our tuition costs reasonable, and at this time, we don't offer an official financial aid program. However, we're willing to work with families of exceptional students to help them reduce the cost of tuition, typically through tuition discounts. Financial assistance must be coordinated before official registration paperwork is submitted.