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Evaluation of Kindergarten applicants consists of four parts:

  • Application and fee
  • Age-Normed Readiness Assessment
    • The Academy will be using a developmentally-appropriate assessment for prospective students applying to kindergarten.  
  • Preschool Recommendation
    • The Preschool Teacher recommendation is including within the online application.
  • Classroom Visit
    •  Applicants will participate in small group activities with our Academy teachers.

Once your application is received, Jennifer Rand, Ph.D., Admission Associate, will contact you regarding the next steps. 

Although the general application deadline for Kindergarten-8th grade has passed for the 2020-2021 school year, Fort Worth Academy will continue to accept additional applications on a rolling/space-available basis throughout the year.

Deadlines and Decision Dates

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  • Completion of our application and fee of $100
  • Admission Assessment
  • Admission testing via the ISEE assessment
    • Students applying for 2nd – 4th grades will register online at the ERB testing website. Students entering first grade will take a developmentally-appropriate assessment for prospective students. Students applying for second through fourth grades will take the ISEE (Independent Schools Entrance Exam). The testing fee is $120 for the ISEE and is paid directly to the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as outlined in the ISEE Online Guide. 
    • All ISEE registrations can be arranged with Fort Worth Academy or you may submit test scores from testing at other sites. The school code for Fort Worth Academy is 447516.
    • Full copies of any outside assessments
  • Teacher Recommendations
    • The teacher recommendation will be sent when the application form is submitted.
  • Records
    •  A copy of the Transcript/Records Release form can be found when completing the online application form.
  • Classroom Visit
    • Lower School candidates are required to schedule a full-day class visit where the candidate will be paired with a student ambassador for the day.

Once the application is received, Jennifer Rand, Ph.D., Admission Associate, will contact you to schedule the classroom visit. 

Although the general application deadline for Kindergarten-8th grade has passed for the 2020-2021 school year, Fort Worth Academy will continue to accept additional applications on a rolling/space-available basis throughout the year.

Deadlines and Decision Dates

The application process for applicants for grades 5-8 consists of five parts:

  • Completion of our application and fee of $100
  • Admission Assessment
    • Admission testing via the ISEE assessment
    • Students applying for 5th - 8th grades will register online at the ERB testing website.
    • All ISEE registrations can be arranged with Fort Worth Academy or you may submit test scores from testing at other sites. The testing fee is $125 and is paid directly to the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as outlined in the ISEE Online Guide. The school code for Fort Worth Academy is 447516.
  • Teacher Recommendations
    • The teacher recommendation for both English and Math will be sent when the online application form is submitted.
  • Records
    •  A copy of the Transcript/Records Release form can be found when completing the online application form and provides official notification to the child’s current school to send an official copy of their current school records with grades through mid-year directly to the Admission Office. 
  • Classroom Visit
    • Middle School candidates are required to schedule a full-day class visit where the candidate will be paired with a student ambassador for the day.

Once the application is received, Jennifer Rand, Ph.D., Admission Associate, will contact you to schedule the classroom visits. 

Although the general application deadline for Kindergarten-8th grade has passed for the 2020-2021 school year, Fort Worth Academy will continue to accept additional applications on a rolling/space-available basis throughout the year.

Deadlines and Decision Dates
 

The 2020-2021 general application deadline for Kindergarten-8th grade has passed, however, Fort Worth Academy will continue to accept additional applications on a rolling/space-available basis throughout the year. 

Fort Worth Academy cooperates with three other independent schools – All Saints' Episcopal School, Fort Worth Country Day, and Trinity Valley School – in sharing joint admission policies, calendar, testing and notification dates. To be considered for admission at any other school, candidates must also file applications with those schools. Except under special circumstances determined by the test administrators, results are not valid if a test is administered to the student more than once within a given year.

Review the “Fort Worth Consortium Schools Joint Admission Policies

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Ready to learn more? Here's how:

  • You can speak with someone from the Admission Office at 817-370-1191 or email us.
  • You can request more information with this form
  • You can always book an in-person or  virtual tour of Fort Worth Academy by emailing us or using this scheduler.

Unfortunately, we are unable to host on-campus group admission events as in previous years. Instead of a coffee or open house, we invite you to come visit with us, personally.

In-person is always better! When you schedule a private tour, you will be able to see Fort Worth Academy students and teachers in action. Your tour will include the opportunity to speak with Shannon Elders, Head of School, Nuha Lackan, Director of Admission, and either Kathy Uhr, Lower School Division Head or Sharon Rice, Middle School Division Head.  Let us show you the same personalized attention we give our students!

We'd love to hear from you!