Online Application

The standard application online

Woodlands Academy uses the Standard Application Online (SAO) to facilitate our application process. The SAO was created to simplify and standardize the process of applying to independent schools (grades PK-12). It allows families to complete just one online application that will pre-fill to multiple applications, and obtain one transcript and set of teacher recommendations (easily submitted online by recommenders and administrators) to apply to any number of private/independent member schools that accept it.


How Does it Work?

Complete and submit each section of the SAO. Our Office of Admission will receive the application components as they are submitted online by you or your teacher/administrator. All school application fees are paid through the SAO.

Download instructions for using the SAO.

If you have any trouble at all, do not hesitate to call the Office of Admission at 847-234-4300 ext. 250.

What does it include?

  1. An application fee of $50 for domestic, $100 for international.
  2. Student Essay
  3. Parent Essay
  4. School Record & Transcript Form
  5. Recommendations
    • The English, Math, and Principal/Homeroom Teacher recommendations are mandatory.
    • The supplemental form is an International Language recommendation. This recommendation is only needed if you currently study an International Language.