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In addition, our Admission Team has curated a Virtual Tour Experience by division. Spend 30 minutes exploring the menu of options on these pages and you will gain great insight into the CA community and culture:
This year's Admission Preview, CA’s version of an open house, will took place on October 14 and 22, 2021. We also offer other Admission events throughout the season, which can be found on the Admission calendar of the website.
We encourage you to explore the website and invite you to learn more during a Student Visit and/or Parent Tour. Once you submit the Initial Applicant Form, you'll be able to schedule a time and date to visit campus. More detailed application information can be found at How to Apply. We look forward to connecting with your family.
We also want you to get to know CA and invite you to join us and tour campus at Admission Preview on Thursday, October 14, or Friday, October 22, from 8:30-10:50 a.m.
For other opportunities to connect to the CA community during the admission season, check the Admission Calendar. Our arts and athletic events are also open to the public and you are welcome to attend a game, concert or theater production that is listed on the Arts Calendar or Athletics Calendar.
Our Admission Team has curated a Virtual Tour Experience by division. Spend 30 minutes exploring the menu of options on these pages and you will gain great insight into the CA community and culture:
For Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten applicants, developmental readiness is assessed by our teachers during the applicant virtual visit, and no other formal testing is required.
For Grades 1-5, CA will accept the results from any testing that an applicant has completed within the last two years. Examples include the CogAT, WISC, DAS, MAP, DIBELS, ISEE, ERB, among others. There is no need for the applicant to take more than one test, and the Admission Committee does not prefer one test over another.
If submitting CogAT, MAP testing and/or other standardized testing (such as the ERB) from the applicant's current school, request that the school send those results along with report cards and attendance records through theTranscript Request Form.
For Grades 6-12, Submit results from any standardized testing or educational evaluation that a student has completed in the last two years. Examples include the WISC, DAS, CogAT, Stanford Binet, MAP testing, ERB, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, PSAT 8/9, and Pre-ACT, among others. There is no need for the applicant to take more than one test, and the Admission Committee does not prefer one test over another.
Prospective students may apply to CA at any grade level. Each year, we know how many openings we will have after re-enrollment is completed in February. Major entry points, when we add a new section to each grade, are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Third Grade, Sixth Grade, and Ninth Grade.
Typically, our Pre-Kindergarten enrolls no more than 36 students, and our 12th Grade class has approximately 100 students. We add new students at most every grade in between, with Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 3, Grade 6, and Grade 9 as major entry points.
We are looking for students who ask questions, who love to read, who work well with others, who express themselves in creative ways, who are respected by their teachers and peers, who are interested in playing athletics, and who love to learn and problem solve. Our goal is to help shape students into people that will contribute to their communities in productive and interesting ways.
Siblings of current students receive preference in the admission process, provided that they are qualified and there are enough openings at that grade level. Children of alumni are reviewed favorably by the Admission Committee, but there is not a specific policy preference given to children of alumni over unaffiliated applicants.
Outside letters of reference are only helpful when the person writing the letter knows the student well and can attest to the student’s character, academic motivation, and/or skills. CA requires recommendations from the current Principal or Counselor, English and math teachers. We have optional recommendation forms available for coaches, music instructors, arts teachers, and other academic teachers.
Annual 2021-2022 tuition rates are $25,950 for Pre-Kindergarten; $29,560 for K-Grade 5; $32,020 for Grades 6-12.
CA strives to be as comprehensive with tuition as possible. Financial aid is available for families who qualify based on need. Additional fees include approximately $200 for Middle School textbooks and $300-$500 for Upper School textbooks/supplies. Round-trip CA bus service costs between $685-$3,035 depending on proximity to school; there is a sibling discount for the bus fees.
Financial aid is based on a family’s ability to pay tuition as determined by CA’s Financial Aid Committee and an outside service: SSS (School and Student Service for Financial Aid). By February 15, parents must submit two years’ worth of tax returns and W-2’s and complete an online financial aid application outlining income, assets, and debts. The financial aid process is separate from the admission process.
CA doesn't always have enough space in each grade to take all the applicants we would like to accept. Wait pool status means that the Admission Committee would like to admit the student once an opening occurs.