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Admissions FAQ

Answering many of your questions


Can I submit my application by mail?

No. All applications must be done online in the TADS system. If you do not have access to a computer/internet, please contact the school via email or by phone, and we will happily assist you.

What if I have trouble submitting my online application?

Please contact the school via email or by phone and we will assist you.

When is the first day I can submit an application for the 2024-25 school year?

We are now accepting applications online as of September 1, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year. Click here to go to the TADS website to complete the application online.

How does the enrollment process work?

  • We randomly sort all September to December applications; we consider these before later applications.

  • The school admin. team asks current MDS families about their preferences for the next school year.


The following groups will be offered placement, in this order:

  • Currently enrolled students, continuing the following year

  • Siblings of currently enrolled students

  • Siblings of alumni

  • Applicant pool

    • September to December applicants, randomly sorted

    • Age balance in multi-age classrooms, and gender balance in multi-age and two-year-old rooms, are considered when offering placement

If I am interested in receiving financial aid or tuition assistance what should I do?  

The option to apply for tuition assistance is available to you once the MDS application is complete. If you choose to apply for tuition assistance at a later date, not directly after you have submitted your application, you can re-visit before the deadline and apply for

tuition assistance.

Do I need to reapply if I already applied for the previous school year but was not offered a spot?

Yes. If you were not offered a spot for a particular school year and wish to re-apply for the following school year, you must submit another application, beginning on September 1st.

Does my younger child qualify for sibling/alumni preference if my older child has already moved on to another school?

Yes, alumni siblings still qualify for sibling preference. We're delighted to welcome your family back to the school!

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