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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.  

 

Application Requirements

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.

  • Parent/Guardian Meeting

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.

  • School Records

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.

  • Teacher Recommendations

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

Alyssa Rickels
Director of Admission, Preschool
arickels@tpschool.org
215-545-5323, ext. 241

Katie Neff
Director of Admission, K - 8
kneff@tpschool.org
215-545-5323, ext. 238

Frances Hoover  
Director of Institutional Advancement
fhoover@tpschool.org
215-545-5323, ext. 278