Families are encouraged to review the materials included in the information packet.
Once you have decided that Thaddeus Stevens School might be the right place for you, the following will be scheduled:
The student or students should arrange to have a shadow day at the School in the grade that the student is currently enrolled. This allows the student(s) to experience the peer group he or she would be joining.
Parents or guardians should schedule a time to meet with the Director of the School.
If you are still interested in the School, fill out the application forms. The application is included in the informational packet. Included in the application is a form for parents, one for a personal reference, two for the students’ current teachers, and one for the student applicant.
Upon receipt of your completed application, the School will schedule an interview for the student. Students in the elementary grades (1-4) will be interviewed with their parents. It is preferred that students in the middle grades (5-8) meet on their own with the Director and at least one other teacher. These interviews are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays after the school day.
It is important to know that the School believes that school can be a transformational experience for students. It hopes to provide an atmosphere that encourages academic achievement, civic development, and personal growth. Such an atmosphere depends upon a shared commitment that includes the parent, the teacher, and the student.
Admissions decisions are based on serious consideration of all aspects of the components involved in the process.