We’re delighted that you’re interested in National Presbyterian School. We realize that the process of finding the right school for your child can seem overwhelming. So we try to make our admissions process easy to navigate, enjoyable, and educational for you.
Please take some time to get to know NPS by exploring our website, contacting us with questions, or scheduling a visit. Once you decide to apply, follow these basic steps:
Determine the grade to which you are applying
Nursery - Age 3 by September 1; must be toilet trained
Pre-Kindergarten - Age 4 by September 1
Kindergarten - Age 5 by September 1
Grade 1 and up - Next sequential grade or as determined by parents and NPS
Submit an application
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Priority Applicants: November 23, 2015
We require that families apply online. Please click the "Apply Now" button on the left side of this page to proceed to the online application. NPS will begin accepting applications on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Attend a parent meeting
An individual parent meeting is required for all applicant families. These informative meetings are a great way for us to learn more about you, your child, and your goals for his or her education, and for you to get to know us better. You may schedule an individual parent visit before you submit an application, and once you apply, this counts toward your parent meeting requirement. If you have not yet met with Admissions by the time you apply, our office will contact you to schedule both your parent meeting and your child's visit.
Bring your child for a visit
Playdates for applicants to Nursery (age 3), Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten give us an opportunity to observe children as they play games and take part in other activities under the supervision of NPS educators. Applicants to Grade 1 or above spend a full day visiting in a classroom at their current grade level. Once we receive your application, the Admissions office will contact you to schedule this visit.
Recommendations, Testing and Transcripts
Deadline: January 22, 2016
Priority Applicants: December 11, 2015
All applicants attending a school or daycare must have their current teacher submit a recommendation form directly to NPS. Students applying for Kindergarten or higher grades must also complete testing – WPPSI-IV (under 6 years old) or WISC-V (6 years or older). Click here for a list of local testers. Additionally, those applying to Grade 2 or above need to submit a transcript from their current school.
AISGW Common Recommendation Form (Age 3 - Grade 1)
AISGW Common Recommendation Form (Grades 2-6)
Transcript Request Form
Optional Visit Opportunities
We invite applicant families to attend optional events including Prospective Parent Coffees, Assemblies, Chapel services, holiday celebrations, and other community events during the school year. Register for events on the Visit NPS page.
Notified: March 1, 2016
Making admissions decisions about children as young as 2 or 3 years old admittedly is more art than science. We use the range of information we gather through the admissions process, but we have no rigid formulas or checklists. The main thing we look for is fit—our goal is to have a rich, warm, and diverse learning community at NPS, and the entire admissions process is designed to identify children who will thrive here.
Throughout the admissions process, NPS confirmed again and again why it is our top choice school.
Applicant Family, 2013