How to Apply
It’s time to apply for next school year! Applications received by February 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 school year will be notified in a first round of acceptances in early March 2022. Applications received after February 1 will be notified of acceptance within four to six weeks after the application is submitted.
The Willow School operates on a rolling admissions basis. We continue to accept applications for the 2021-22 school year for select grades, including mid-year transfers. Contact Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen for more information.
Our 3-Step Application Process
STEP 1: Start a Conversation!
If you are interested in Willow, start a conversation with our Director of Enrollment Management, Lisa VanderVeen! Reach out to Lisa to ask questions, schedule a personal tour of our 34-acre campus, and learn more about the next steps. Contact Lisa at (908) 470-9500 ext. 1100, via email, or by scheduling a tour online.
STEP 2: Submit Your Application
The Willow School uses the Standard Application Online (SAO). You will need to create an account to complete the application. The SAO simplifies and standardizes the independent school admissions process. You can apply to multiple schools using this platform.
STEP 3: Student Visit and Teacher Meet-and-Greet
Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the Director of Enrollment Management to schedule a student visit and teacher meet-and-greet. During this school year, campus visits and meet-and-greets will be held after school hours to help us limit the number of visitors on campus during the school day.
Notification of Decision
Families will be notified in the first round of admissions decisions in March and on a rolling basis after that. To secure your child’s spot, please return the contract and tuition deposit within two weeks of the acceptance date.
At The Willow School, the admission of students, employment of faculty and staff, operations of the program, and governance of the school are open to all who are qualified regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or disability.
Read our full admission policy.