attend an open house
During an Open House, you will have a chance to meet our Head of School, as well as teachers, and Division Directors to learn more about our distinctive style of teaching and learning.
The following Open Houses are scheduled for Fall 2018:
Preschool Open House - October 11, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Kindergarten Open House - October 25, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
1st - 7th grade Open House - November 4, 2018 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Focusing on Diversity - November 4, 2018 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your interest in TPS! Please fill out our online form to receive a view book and occasional emails about admission events. (This is not a requirement for admission)
Applying to TPS
The admissions process begins in the fall prior to the year of your desired enrollment. You may apply online or download a copy of the application here.
Application deadlines: To be included in the first round of decisions, applications for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade must be received by December 1, 2018, and applications for 2nd through 7th grades must be received by January 1, 2019. Applications received after these deadlines will be considered only if openings still remain after the first round.
Please note: Preschool applicants must be 4 years old by August 31 of the year that they plan to enter school. Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by August 31.
Once you submit your application, you will be given access to the Application Checklist. The checklist will provide links to information needed to complete the following application requirements.
Your visit will last approximately 45 minutes and will be scheduled Monday through Friday in the morning and early afternoon. Preschool - 1st grade parent meetings must be completed by the 2nd week of December. Second - 7th grade parent meetings must be completed by the first week in January.
You will be prompted to schedule your parent/guardian meeting as part of the Application Checklist you will receive upon completing your application.
Provide a copy of your child's school records (if available) by completing the Request for Records Form and sending it to your child's current school. All Records must be received by the last week of December.
The Request for Records Form will be made available via the Application Checklist you will receive once your application has been completed.
We require one recommendation for preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade applicants, and two recommendations for 2nd-7th grade applicants. This requirement is waived for preschool and kindergarten applicants who have not yet attended school.
Teacher Recommendation forms will be made available via the Application Checklist you will receive once your application has been completed.
Play Days and Student Visits
After we have received your application and paperwork, we will call you to schedule a Play Day (for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade applicants) or a Student Visit (for 2nd - 7th grade applicants).
Student Visits (Grades 2-7)
Applicants for 2nd - 7th grades will visit for two consecutive school days with their peer group.
Play Days (Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade)
Preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade applicants will be scheduled for a short morning group visit.
AdmissionS Office Contacts
Director of Admission, Preschool
215-545-5323, ext. 241
Director of Admission, K - 8
215-545-5323, ext. 238
Director of Institutional Advancement
215-545-5323, ext. 278