Admission Requirements

Criteria for Admission

The Clariden School accepts students who have a strong desire to learn, encompass good moral character, have exemplary behavior and attendance records, exhibit evidence of success in a school program and defined academic goals.  Previous school records, entrance interviews, assessments and a student’s application are used to determine admission.

Admissions Process:

Step 1: Prospective families should tour the school.

Step 2: Submit the following:

  • Completed application and non-refundable application fee of $175
  • Copy of applicant’s birth certificate
  • Copy of applicant’s immunization records
  • Photocopies of driver’s license(s) of parents/guardians
  • Copy of most recent report card and standardized test results (Grades K-12)
  • Transcript for high school students (Grades 9-12)
  • Signed “Request for records” document and a current teacher’s contact information for recommendation letter/questionnaire
  • If applicable, a copy of any medical or educational-diagnostic reports


Step 3:  Records from current/previous schools reviewed. Teacher questionnaire reviewed. If acceptable, applicant moves to Step 4.

Step 4: Student interview and assessment are scheduled by the administration office. If acceptable, applicant moves to Step 5.

Step 5: Invitation to visit. The Admission Committee invites prospective students to visit the school for a shadow day. (K-12)

Step 6: An Admissions Committee reviews the applicant’s file. Families are notified of admission decision. All decisions are final.

The Clariden School does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious affiliation in regards to admission, employment, and financial aid decisions.

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