Admissions Dates & FAQs

Important Dates and Deadlines

See below for important application deadlines and notification dates for boarding and day students. We have also included the national SSAT test dates. Indian Springs School is a test center. You can register for the SSAT at
It is VERY important to be aware of dates and deadlines throughout the admission process. Applicants who meet the published deadlines will be given priority in the admission and financial aid review process.

Day and Domestic Boarding Students

*Day and domestic boarding student applicants who meet the January 15 deadline will be notified by February 5.
Applications received after January 15 will be reviewed and students will be admitted on a rolling basis as space permits.

International Boarding Students

*International boarding applicants who meet the February 15 deadline will be notified by March 10. 
Applications received after February 15 will be reviewed and students will be admitted on a rolling basis as space permits.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Will my application for financial aid influence my child's application for admission?

    All admission applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee and will receive an admission decision based on their application alone. All families applying for financial aid will then have their financial aid application reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee to determine if aid is needed or available. If you have additional questions please feel free to contact the Director of Admission & Financial Aid.
  • Q. When should my son or daughter apply for admission to Indian Springs?

    We will begin accepting applications on September 1. All prospective families are encouraged to start the process as early as possible ini the fall. With a highly selective admission process and only a limited number of spots available, starting the application process early is recommended. Priority will be given to students who meet the January 15 deadline.
  • Q. What is the most important part of my application?

    While strong scholastic achievement (as shown by a student's academic record, standardized test scores, and teacher recommendations) is important, it does not guarantee admission. Other important factors include the applicant's character, personality, motivation, extracurricular interests, and the ability to fit into the Indian Springs community.
  • Q. What does Indian Springs look for in applicants?

    Indian Springs looks for academic achievement and promise, as shown by a student's transcripts, test scores, and teacher recommendations. We also pay close attention to personal qualities, which we measure through motivation, character, extracurricular interests, and the willingness to make an impact on the Springs community.
  • Q. How early can I apply to Indian Springs?

    All applicants can begin the application process for the 2019-20 school year on September 1.

    All domestic boarding and day students must complete the application by January 15. All supporting admission materials including application, application fee, recommendations, standardized testing, interview, and transcripts must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed.

    All applications submitted by January 15 will be notified after the Admission Committee has reviewed the application. After that date all applications will be considered on a rolling admission basis. Because of the highly selective nature of the admission process, the Admission Office encourages all applicants to finish the application process by January 15.
  • Q. Will families receive the same financial aid award year to year?

    Indian Springs School is committed to helping our families return for the next school year, but eligibility is determined annually. Every family receiving financial aid will be required to complete the financial aid process annually while at Indian Springs to determine eligibility. Families’ financial situation will change from year to year, and awards will be adjusted to reflect the amount for which a family qualifies.
  • Q. How competitive is the applicant pool?

    Each year the Admission Office receives approximately 200 applications for 75 places. All applicants are encouraged to finish their application no later than the published deadlines.