The application process at Holland Hall varies for students planning on entering different levels of the school, whether the student is currently in school or home schooled.
Parents of PreSchool applicants frequently contact the Admission Office to schedule a Play Day in the winter or spring. Before the date of the Play Day, the necessary forms (i.e. immunization records, a copy of the birth certificate, reports from a past school, teacher recommendation form), are collected in order to complete a student’s file.
For students entering Kindergarten through Grade 12, the application process frequently starts earlier. Families will start inquiring about admission for the upcoming year a month or two after the current school year begins. Shadow visits, interviews (for applicants entering grades 4-12), and the completion of Holland Hall’s assessment (see testing dates) are regularly completed October through January. After information is collected from past schools (i.e. transcripts from the last two years, teacher recommendation forms, scores on any standardized tests), admission files for new students are completed early in the second semester.
The Admission Committee requires home schooled candidates send us additional information so we may thoroughly understand the student’s background and preparation.
1. A description of your current educational program, including the courses being studied, syllabi, a listing of texts or other resources utilized, and any enrichment opportunities, such as library or museum research and field trips.
2. Official transcripts from any school or educational program you have attended in the last two years, including summer programs.
3. Two additional recommendations from adults other than your parents who can evaluate your academic, athletic, artistic or community involvement.
The Admission Committees from the three divisions make decisions based on the number of spots available in the grade levels after current Holland Hall students re-enroll by March 1. Because there is no pre-existing group of students, decisions for PreSchool three-year-olds can be made earlier in the year.
The School shall provide equal opportunity in education and employment for all persons without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, military service, sexual orientation or any other status or condition protected by applicable state or federal laws, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.
If you have a question about the status of your child’s application, feel free to call the Admission Office at 481-1111, extensions 740, 739 or 767.