To meet the varied needs of children and their families, High Meadow School accepts admissions applications throughout the year. As families continue to relocate to the Hudson Valley during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had an increased interest in our school. To serve our interested families, we are offering the admissions process remotely.
We are grateful to receive school admissions applicants from the local area, New York City, across the United States, and overseas. For everyone who joins us, and especially those new to the region, High Meadow works to support families and children during their transition to a new home.
Prior to the child's visit, we ask that a current teacher complete a Teacher Recommendation Form for each applicant. The Admissions Director will provide the link to the form for you to forward to your child's current teacher(s).
STEP FOUR: Admissions Application
Families provide information about themselves and their child(ren) in advance of a child visit in the classroom (Step Five) by completing our Admissions Application. The Admissions Director will provide the link to the application.
STEP FIVE: Child Visit
In lieu of classroom visits, a video call with the Admissions Director, Head of School, Family, and Student is scheduled to suit each child’s readiness. Generally, early childhood visits are a half day, and elementary and upper school visits are one or two full days. We will contact you to plan your child’s visit after receiving your Admissions Application (Step Four) and Teacher Recommendation (Step Five).
STEP SIX: Admissions Decision
During the admissions review process, teachers and administrators discuss their observations of the prospective student, and consider work samples from the day of the child's visit and recommendations from the child's current teacher(s). Usually, a decision about admission is made within a week of the child's visit (assuming all parts of the application are complete), and the family is informed.