Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in LWA! Here’s what you need to do to begin the application process.

Or, if you’d prefer, simply contact us to schedule a visit to our campus.

Step 1. Fill out a Basic Application

This can be done either online or on paper. Submission of this application in either format allows our office to create a file for each applicant and to monitor completion of the various requirements.

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Along with the application, please submit the following documents:

  • An unofficial copy of your child’s most recent report card
  • A completed Transcript Request form
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Teacher recommendation forms (Applicants for Grades Preschool-4 need to provide one recommendation from the child’s current classroom teacher. Applicants for Grades 5-11 need to submit two teacher recommendations: one from a math or science teacher, and one from an English or social studies teacher.)

Please note: A $75 application fee must be paid in order to submit your application.

Step 2. Schedule a Personal Interview & Testing Day

Upon receipt of your application, you will need to schedule a time to visit our campus, interview with our administrators, and take the necessary exams.

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Lower School: The interview, testing, and classroom evaluation are part of a single visit that is scheduled directly with the Lower School.

Middle and Upper School: Applicants and their parent(s) must schedule a visit day with the admissions office. All applicants will be given math and writing evaluations during the course of their visit, and Middle School applicants will interview with our Middle School Principal and Upper School applicants will interview with our Headmaster.

Step 3. Experience a Day of School

After the interview and testing phase, each applicant is required to return to Lawrence Woodmere Academy to spend a portion of the day in the classroom setting. This is an opportunity for your child to experience a typical day at LWA.