Admission Testing & Calendar


Holland Hall offers the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) for admission in to the Middle and Upper Schools (4th–12th Grade). Check our admissions calendar below for test dates and visit ISEE to register for an admissions test. You must be registered at least two weeks prior to the test date.

The Primary School offers its own entrance exam. Please refer to the Primary School admission packet for details.


Admission Calendar

Upper School and Middle School
The following are testing dates for candidates entering 4th–12th Grade.

2017-18 Testing Dates:
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Testing will take place in the Upper School from 8:00am – 12:00pm. The Admission Team will be available to answer questions and lead tours for parents while students test.


Primary School, 2nd and 3rd Grade
Candidates for 2nd and 3rd Grade are required to visit the Primary School for a full day. The full-day visits are arranged on an individual basis by the Director of Admission, Justin Butler.


Primary School, Kindergarten and 1st Grade
2017-18 Testing Date:
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 8:30am-3:00pm


Prekindergarten Play Days
As part of the Prekindergarten screening and application process, applicants participate in a Play Day observation visit. The Play Day is an interactive and fun visit with other Prekindergarten applicants. It is our opportunity to learn about your child in a comfortable classroom setting.

Play Days begin at 9:15am in the Primary School foyer.

2017-18 Play Day Dates:
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 2018


The Holland Hall experience is best understood by visiting the campus. Prospective families are invited and encouraged to attend any of the events listed below.

Primary-School Tours
Meet in the Primary School foyer.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 9:30am

2016-17 Tour Dates:
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:30am
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:30am
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:30am
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 8:30am
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 9:30am
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:30am
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:30am


Middle-School Tours
Meet in the Middle School library.

2016-17 Tour Dates:
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:30am
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 10:00am
Wednesday, January 5, 2017 at 10:00am
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10:00am
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:30am


Upper-School Tours
Meet in the Upper School Commons.

2016-17 Tour Dates:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:00am
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8:45am
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 8:45am
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 8:45am
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 8:45am


Summer Tours
During the summer months, tours are arranged by individual appointment with the Director of Admission, Justin Butler.