How to Apply

The Willow School operates on a rolling admissions basis. Applications received by February 1, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year will be notified in a first round of acceptances on March 6, 2020. Applications received after February 1 will be notified of acceptance within four to six weeks after the application is submitted.

We continue to accept applications for the current school year for select grades, including mid-year transfers. Contact Director of Admissions Lisa VanderVeen for more information.


Our 3-Step Application Process

STEP 1: Visit Willow!

If you are interested in Willow, schedule a parent visit and meet with the Director of Admissions. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, observe classes, and tour our 34-acre campus. Visits may be scheduled by contacting the Office of Admissions at (908) 470-9500 or 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 Assessment

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the Director of Admissions to schedule a student visit. Campus visits and assessments are held while school is in session.

Preschool — 1 Hour Visit

Kindergarten — Half Day Visit

Grades 1-8 — Full Day Visit with Student Host

Students visiting for a full day will be provided with a healthy, allergy-friendly lunch. Willow students enjoy recess in a variety of weather, so please bring appropriate outdoor attire, such as rain gear, boots, coats, and hats.

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.

Request our Kindergarten Planner. We will email it to you immediately.

Director of Admissions Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.

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