Here at Whittle, our admissions philosophy is that anything and everything about a student is relevant; we call this principle “life as application.” In addition to standard application components like grades and transcripts, we encourage students and their families to view the process as an opportunity to share their creativity and passions.
Here’s how to begin the journey towards becoming a student at Whittle School & Studios:
STEP ONE: Discover Whittle
- Attend an Information Event
STEP TWO: Introduce Yourself
Submit the Basic Application through our application vendor, Ravenna
STEP THREE: Getting to Know Each Other
Complete additional application steps:
Parent and student written responses
Share Your World
Please find below a description of the application items. Applicants are required to apply online through our application vendor, Ravenna.
Introductory information about the student and parent(s)/guardian(s).
This includes a school report card or transcript from the current academic year.
This includes student and parent written responses (grade level specific) and boarding questionnaire (if applicable).
Share Your World
Share something that helps us get to know you better, such as:
- An image that is special to you
- A short piece of multimedia
- A sample of creative writing or graded academic writing
Meeting applicant families is one of the most valuable and collaborative aspects of our admissions process. We believe this experience is more valuable than a traditional interview. It is an opportunity for families to receive support from our team of admissions counselors as we get to learn about one another, and most importantly, about your child's ideas, dreams, and talents. More details about the conversation can be found on our Application FAQ Page.
Share the contact information for current teachers that are best able to speak to your performance. Teachers will receive an evaluation form that they can submit on your behalf.
Creating an ideal match between an applicant and Whittle School & Studios is an important part of the admissions process. Grade level-appropriate assessments provide an applicant with the opportunity to reveal a readiness for the rigorous Whittle educational program and allow our team to best support new students. The required assessments for the 2019 – 2020 academic year for each grade level are listed below:
- Pre-school through 1st Grade: GDO-R (Gesell Developmental Observation - Revised)
- Second & Third Grades: Whittle Assessment
- Fourth Grade: ISEE Primary 4 (Independent School Entrance Exam)
- Fifth through 10th Grades: ISEE or SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test)
Please contact the Office of Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-417-3615, and we will be happy to answer your questions.