The Admissions Team - Jackie, Jill, Jenner, Matt

Welcome to our website.  I am excited that you want to learn more about Dublin School.  Throughout these pages you will find information about all we have to offer…a full range of engaging course offerings, a breadth of clubs, athletics and weekend activities.  We believe that access and opportunity leads to discovery.   And as it will soon become evident, at Dublin you CAN do it all!

The best way to really get a sense of our school is to visit.  We want you to see the real connections our gifted faculty make with students.  We want you to experience a student body that is truly committed to passion, knowledge and fun!  We ALL love being part of Dublin and it shows.  Have fun perusing our website and at anytime click on our “Plan and Schedule a Visit to Dublin” button and set up a time to witness Dublin in action!

Jill Hutchins
Associate Head of School for Enrollment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time of year to visit Dublin School?

You are welcome to make a visit to campus any time of year, but certainly the best time is when classes are in session so that you can experience a typical day with students and faculty engaged in a full day of study.

Is an interview required?

Yes, we prefer to meet and interview you personally on campus.  If that is not possible, we will be happy to schedule a phone or Skype interview.

How much time is typically spent on a campus visit?

We typically allow almost three hours for a visit to Dublin School. The entire family is given a tour of campus from one of our student ambassadors. After the tour, the prospective student may attend a class to see teaching and learning in action. An interview follows, first with student and then with parents. If schedules permit and if you can arrive for the first appointment of the day, we also offer the opportunity to attend our all-school Morning Meeting at 8AM.

Does Dublin School provide financial aid for students?

Yes. Approximately 30% of our students receive financial aid. As a matter of policy, a minimum of 21% of our operating budget is dedicated to financial aid.

Financial Aid Forms are available on the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) website.  Forms for upcoming school years usually are available in early-mid November. The deadline for submitting financial aid paperwork is January 31st, and we ask you to call the school to make sure that we have received everything we need relating to financial aid.

Do you require the SSAT or other standardized tests?

Yes.  We require SSAT, and for an English Proficiency Test for speakers of English as a Second Language. Please see the SSAT website for test dates and locations each year.

When is the deadline for Admissions application?

Our formal deadline for application materials is January 31st.  While not a requirement, we highly recommend students visit campus for tour and interview before January 31st.  In February, the Admission Committee reviews files for acceptance.  We notify families of decisions (including Financial Aid information) on March 10th. 

We have a “Revisit Day” for accepted candidates some time in early April, and we ask for family decision by April 10th.

After March 10th, candidates are accepted on a rolling admissions basis, to the extent that places are available.

Do you admit students at mid-year?

Occasionally we have room for students after the formal admissions deadline, so please feel free to call us and ask about space availability. Unfortunately, financial aid is generally not available after the formal admissions period.

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