We are thrilled you are considering applying to The MacDuffie School. As we have responded to the current COVID pandemic, we have made some changes for the 2020-2021 application cycle (to welcome students for the 2021-2022 academic year) that are intended to ensure fairness, access, and greater convenience for applicants and their families.
|Zoom Coffee Information sessions||
Fridays (September 11- November 20)
8 a.m.- 9 a.m. email firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom link
|Virtual Open House||November 11, 2020 6:00 -7:00 p.m.|
|Remote tour and Zoom interview||email email@example.com to schedule|
|Mid Year Application Deadline||December 1st|
|Mid Year Application Decision Notification||Mid-December|
|First Round Application Deadline||February 1st|
|Financial Aid Application Deadline||February 1st|
|Application Decisions Notification||March 10th|
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If you’d like more information, please Request More Information and the Admissions Office will contact you.
General Application Information
We require students to apply online as it simplifies submission and provides a tool for tracking the status of their application. This can be done through the SSAT Standard Application Online (SAO). A non-refundable fee of $75 must be submitted with the application. If you have any difficulties with the application process, please contact our Admissions Office at Admissions@MacDuffie.org.
The first round application deadline for fall admissions is February 1st. We also accept students for mid-year entry.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis for any student who applies after March 10. We encourage late applicants to call us directly regarding the availability of space for the coming academic year.
The interview is a very important part of the admissions process. Students and their families should plan approximately two hours for the campus tour and interview. In situations where visiting is not possible, Skype interviews may be conducted by the Admissions Office.
Please contact our Admissions Office to schedule a visit at: (413) 255 -0000 or Admissions@MacDuffie.org.
Required Application Checklist
A completed admissions file consists of the following parts:
b.) Formal Online Application and Essays
c.) Parents’ Statement
d.) Official Academic Transcript from the current school year and two prior school years (Translated if you are applying as an International Student)
e.) English Teacher Recommendation
f.) Math Teacher Recommendation
g.) School Recommendation
h.) Personal Recommendation
For students applying for the 2021-2022 school year, testing will be optional. Should a family decide to submit testing results, full evaluations and score reports are preferred.
Domestic Applicants should submit Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores. Please include The MacDuffie School’s code (4762) when you register for the test. If you have not taken the SSAT, please contact Admissions.
International Applicants must submit some form of standardized English testing. The list of accepted forms of testing includes: SSAT, TOEFL, TOEFL JR, IELTS, ELTiS, and Duolingo English Test (DET).
If you are taking the TOEFL or TOEFL JR, please include The MacDuffie School Code (8821) when you register for the test.
If a student has had educational and/or psychological testing, please include a copy of that evaluation with your application.