Applying to LCA
We are delighted to offer you the opportunity to get to know our school in a variety of ways. Please explore our website to discover more about our Academy. Visit our Admissions Team at school fairs in your area to learn more about us. We invite you to attend our In-School Open Houses and Academy Previews to visit our campus, experience our program, meet faculty, and interact with students. We also encourage prospective students to attend a half-day Student Visit at our Academy so that they can experience our classes and programs first-hand.
Our receipt of your completed application, parent statement, and $50 processing fee launches your Admissions file. We require a letter of recommendation from current English and math teachers. (While not required, we are happy to consider additional letters of recommendation from other adults, including teachers, coaches, pastors, and employers.) A student transcript showing two years of academic progress, including the most recently completed quarter, is necessary to determine ability and course compatibility.
We require entrance exam results to help us gauge potential for academic success and course placement. LCA accepts Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) scores and is an SSAT testing site. We also happily accept Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) scores.
LCA will be administering the SSAT for prospective students of LCA and other independent schools on:
- November 10, 2012
- December 8, 2012
- January 5, 2013
- February 2, 2013
Please visit SSAT’s website, www.ssat.org, for further information and to register for these exams. Regular registration closes three weeks before the test date.
The family interview is a vital part of the admissions process. Once all paperwork and testing is complete, we meet with the applicant and (at least) one parent. The interview provides a time for us to get to know each student and family more personally. It also presents an opportunity for you to bring any remaining questions to our Admissions Team.
Ideally, the process begins in the fall of the academic year prior to the year of desired matriculation (in other words, one year early). All paperwork and interviews must be completed by February 15th for the first round of admission decisions. We observe the same protocol as other New England independent schools and notify families of our decisions by mid-March. After the first round of decisions, applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis, and spaces are offered as available.
Students with Special Needs
Highly motivated Middle and Upper School students who have been diagnosed as having a mild learning disability may be admitted to the Academy on the condition that they participate in the learning disability tutorial program. Students attend regular classes and work with tutors to address special learning styles. This program is designed to provide students with strategies needed to succeed in a college preparatory environment. There is an additional fee for these services.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
For information on scholarships, financial aid, and making an LCA education accessible, please click here.