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Our Admissions Process

Our admissions process allows us to learn about your personality, talents, interests, passions, and strengths.

We consider every aspect of your application, background, and experiences including extracurricular activities, evidence of leadership, community engagement, and service.

These are our admissions requirements:

  • Completed Application (with all supplemental paperwork)
  • Student Visit Day
  • Family Interview

What are the admissions deadlines?

First Round

Applicants are encouraged to submit a completed Admissions Application by Friday, December 1, 2017 to be included in the first round of admission decisions. Our admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis and completed applications will be reviewed as they are received. The average review time is two to three weeks and decision notifications will be sent in a timely manner.

Applications received after Friday, December 1, 2017 will be considered for the Second Round of admissions decisions.

Second Round

Second round applicants should submit a completed application by no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. Second round decision letters will be mailed on Monday, March 5, 2018.

All applications received after Friday, March 2, 2018 will be given consideration as space permits.

If you would like to be considered for financial assistance, we strongly suggest applying in the first round.

What is the selection process?

Our evaluation criteria include the following:

  • Teacher and peer observations during the student visit day
  • Family interview
  • Previous school records and teacher/counselor recommendations
  • Middle School academic performance and attendance
  • IEP or 504 report
  • Student self-assessment
  • Parent self-assessment

Tuition Assistance

Tuition for the 2018-19 school year is $24,710. GCE Lab School provides need-based tuition assistance. Awards range from 25% to 75% of tuition based on each applicant’s demonstrated financial need and merit.

Applying for Tuition Assistance

If you would like to be considered for tuition assistance, we strongly suggest applying in the first admissions round by December 1. After February 28, the majority of tuition assistance dollars will be allocated.

All tuition assistance decisions must be accepted in writing by the stated deadline (or at the time of enrollment). Unaccepted offers may be reallocated at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. While we strive to honor our commitment of tuition assistance to those families in need, receiving an award is no guarantee of future awards, as all applications are reviewed on a needs basis. All applicants are required to apply annually.

Families apply for tuition assistance using our 3rd party reviewer TADS.

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GCE Lab School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance program, or athletic and other school-administered programs.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT to stop the admissions process and/or NOT to admit an applicant if we determine that we cannot responsibly and/or ethically serve the applicant/student and/or family.