Application Process

Our Admission Staff wants to learn about you as an individual. We'll ask questions that allow us to get to know what you dream about, what goals you've set, and who you want to become. We'll also ask your teachers and other people who know you well for recommendations.

Applying to Woodlands

Applicants for 9th Grade

  1. Submit the Standard Application Online (SAO).
  2. Submit your Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores. The Woodlands Academy code is 8273.
  3. For day students, a shadow morning visit is required. Please contact the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 847-234-4300 x 250 to schedule a visit.

Transfer Applicants

  1. Submit the Standard Application Online (SAO).
  2. Transfer students are not required to take the SSAT.
  3. For day students, a shadow morning visit is required. Please contact the Office of Admission & Financial Aid at 847-234-4300 x 250 to schedule a visit.

International Applicants

  1. Submit the Standard Application Online (SAO).
  2. Submit your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  3. Schedule an on-campus or Skype interview with a member of the Office of Admission.

Applicants our Learning Program must submit your most recent psychoeducational testing and any IEP/CIEP from your current school along with your application. This can be done by emailing the Office of Admission directly.

SSAT

The Secondary School Admission Test, or SSAT, is an admission test administered by The Enrollment Management Association in the United States to students in grades 3–11. It provides a standardized measure that helps our team make a decision regarding student admission, but is only part of the equation.

The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) is required for all domestic applicants to the 9th Grade. The SSAT is not required for transfer students applying for the 10th or 11th grades.

When you register for the SSAT, please request that your scores be reported directly to Woodlands Academy. Our school code is 8273.

Students are encouraged to take the SSAT in October, November, December or January.

Admission Decision

Woodlands Academy welcomes qualified students of any race, religion, color, nationality or ethnic background to all rights, privileges, programs and activities of the institution. The school does not discriminate on these bases in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, athletics, and other school-administered programs.