How to Apply
We make every effort to ensure the admissions process is as easy as possible. What we need to do is actually rather simple—get to know one another and decide if we're a good fit. Here's how to get started.
Spending a day on campus is the best way to discover why Solebury School is such a special place. Call us at 215.862.5261 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll be happy to schedule a day for you to visit classes, shadow a student, and have your admissions interview. If you live far away, we can arrange a Zoom or phone interview.
All applicants are required to apply using SSAT's Standard Application Online (SAO) by first creating an online account at www.ssat.org. The SAO simplifies the process by allowing you to fill out one application and obtain one set of teacher recommendations/ transcripts which can be used to apply to other SSAT member schools. Solebury School’s code number for the SAO is 7390. You will be able to self‐track all admission documents and view the status of your application.
The required items will need to be completed on the SAO online application:
- The application, including the nonrefundable application fee
- Your personal statements
- Parental Questionnaire
- The required school recommendation forms, which can be sent via your online SSAT account to your current school administrator/counselor, English, and Math teacher
- The last three years of your school report cards (the previous two years, plus the current year’s grades to date), and/or transcript which should be uploaded to the SAO
Supplemental Information for Application:
If your child has educational testing or is applying to one of our Learning Skills Support Programs (Individualized English, Bridge, Bridge Plus, or Math Support Program) please fill out this application.
The following testing should be sent to us by the appropriate testing service or by you:
SSAT scores - Applicants to Solebury have the option, but are not required, to submit an SSAT score. You can register for this at www.ssat.org. If you choose to submit one, whether you are from a school that does a lot of standardized testing or one where they are not emphasized, don’t worry. Do your best. This is just one of many things we will use to get to know you. *The application portal will show that this item is missing, please continue to submit your application through the SAO portal.*
- If you are applying for the Learning Skills program, you do not have to take the SSAT, because you will have to submit psycho‐educational testing instead. The comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation (WISC-IV) will need to be completed by a licensed psychologist within the last two years. The testing should assess the student in the following areas: intellectual ability, information processing, learning styles, academic achievement, and social and emotional adjustment.
Students applying to Solebury School are also welcome to use The Association of Boarding School (TABS) Common Application.
If You Are an International Student...
Please note: International Students do not have to take the SSAT mentioned above, but are required to submit the results of a TOEFL, TOEFL Junior, IELTS, or ISEE. (You can register online to take the TOEFL test.) Check their calendars for specific test dates. TOEFL test scores should be submitted directly to our school from the testing center using the TOEFL code: 9695.
- Domestic candidates should submit all application materials by January 15 for day students and February 1 for boarding students to be considered for the Merit Scholarship Program. These applicants will be notified of our admission decision in early March. Please note: Merit Scholarships are for domestic student applicants only.
- International candidates should submit all application materials by February 1 to be considered for the Merit Award for Global Citizen.
- After February 1, applications and decisions will be reviewed based on availability.
Factors Influencing Admission Decisions
All Solebury School application materials are examined to give us a complete picture of the student. Decisions are made based on the candidate's potential for success at Solebury School academically, artistically, athletically, as well as the candidate's potential to contribute to the school community.
Solebury School (the “School”) promotes a profound respect for each individual and recognizes how diversity enriches a community. The School values and actively cultivates a diverse composition of faculty, staff, and students on campus to create an environment of educational excellence that prepares students for success in college and beyond. Living and working with people of disparate backgrounds and worldviews enables students to value themselves and others, enhancing their ability to learn, grow, and achieve. To that end, the School is committed to providing an educational environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination based on all characteristics protected by law.
The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability in the administration of policies, programs or activities, admissions policies, athletic, or other School-administered programs. Admission to Solebury School is open to all qualified candidates without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability.