The Clarkson School Admissions Committee requires each applicant to make the following a part of his or her admission portfolio.
The personal statement should be approximately 250 - 300 words and provide the Admission Committee with a sense of you as an individual so that we may have the opportunity to get to know you better through your writing. You may describe a special interest, experience, or achievement that is important and meaningful to you.
The nonrefundable application fee of $50.00 should follow your application. Checks and money orders should be made payable to The Clarkson School. Application fee waivers are accepted; see your high school guidance counselor. Students who apply online will have their application fee waived.
All potential Clarkson School students are encouraged to visit the campus for an interview with School personnel. It is strongly recommended that a parent or guardian accompany an applicant for the interview. An interview, tour of campus, and classroom visit may be arranged by calling The Clarkson School Office at 1-800-574-4425.
Secondary School Report Form
As an applicant, you should talk over your interest in The Clarkson School with your guidance or college counselor. Your principal, head of school, or counselor should complete the Secondary School Report and submit it with an official transcript of your secondary school coursework to date including PSAT, PLAN, SAT, or ACT scores.
The transcript of your secondary school work should be submitted directly from your school's office. Admission to The Clarkson School is always conditional on the outcome of your final grades for the year, so an end-of-year transcript must be provided when available.
Test Optional: SAT/ACT/PSAT Scores, if submitted the scores will be taken into consideration during the admissions process. We will also accept self-reported test scores. If you would like to submit your scores, and they are not reflected on your secondary school transcript, you should arrange to have them submitted to us. In order to have your test scores submitted directly from College Board for your PSAT and SAT's please use the code: 2084. To have your test scores sent directly to us from ACT/PLAN please enter code: 2698.
In addition to the recommendation on the secondary school report, you should arrange to have at least two (2) other recommendations sent from your teachers, or others who could speak to your academic and personal readiness for a program such as this. Parents and guardians are encouraged to write a letter of support, as well. These letters are optional, but offer a unique, personal perspective of the applicant.
The priority deadline is June 1. However, completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with decision letters mailed within 5-7 business days once all required supporting application materials are received. Please note, during the Clarkson School application review, all students will automatically be considered to apply for Clarkson's Honors Program as spaces remain available.