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How to Apply to Middle and Upper School

Applying to Penn Charter is a straightforward process, and the following information will help guide you through the steps.

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Is it too late to apply? No, but... 

now that the December 10 deadline has passed, we are in the season of rolling admission. This means that, after submitting the initial application form, all the required materials, and completing the visit and interview, your application will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. It usually takes about two weeks for a decision to be finalized. If you plan to apply for financial aid, we strongly recommend completing your application right away so that your family can be considered for any remaining funds in a timely manner.

Application
Submit the application for admission online and look for an email acknowledging its receipt the next business morning.

Campus Visit
A member of the Admissions Office will contact you following receipt of your application about arranging a parent meeting to discuss your child and the Penn Charter program and a student interview and a shadow day for your child. We encourage you to attend an Open House to learn about the school; a tour on the day of your parent meeting can be arranged as well.

Recommendations
It is important that the teacher recommendations not be completed by your child’s teachers until late October. We believe that teachers should be given time to work with your child during the current school year in order to provide us with appropriate feedback about your child’s abilities. Instructions for submitting teacher recommendations.

Release for School Records Form
After your child's school's first marking period, this form should be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and sent to the current school. The official transcript should include grades from the past year and the first marking period of the current year. Please have the school send the records directly to Penn Charter. Parents download and print the form.

Admissions Testing
Reserve a test date for the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test), or the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). You may register online or request registration materials from the Admissions Office. Complete the ISEE or SSAT registration form, listing Penn Charter as a score recipient. Our school codes are listed below. The test may be taken at any test site.

Test Website Penn Charter Code
SSAT www.ssat.org 8218
ISEE www.iseetest.org 393560

 

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Middle School Life

Sanctuary
After classes end, Middle School students work on projects or homework in this after-care program for grades 6-8.

Lunch
Healthy, varied lunch options include pasta and saute stations, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, grab-and-go fresh fruit and vegetables, plus fresh-baked muffins and Starbucks coffee cake. Parents have a contract lunch option for Lower School students. Students may also pay with cash or bring a lunch.

Athletics
Middle School offers a full slate of scholastic athletics.