Middle & Upper School Admissions
Admissions procedures at Packer are designed to enable our Admissions Committee to identify students who will thrive in our school environment. We welcome applications from bright, motivated, creative students who have demonstrated a spirit of positive citizenship.
Our major entry point for new students to the Upper School is ninth grade, and typically, Packer welcomes 25-35 new ninth graders each fall. Our Middle School begins in fifth grade and we tend to have a handful of spaces available for new students. Because of the limited number of open spaces in our Middle School, grades 6-8, and Upper School grades 10 and 11, we schedule interviews for candidates only when we are sure that openings in those grades are likely. We ask that you move forward with the admissions process by completing your application and arranging to have school reports, teacher recommendations, and test scores forwarded to Packer. If spaces do become available, we will begin to make calls to schedule interviews.
If you know you would like to apply to Packer, please visit our "Apply Today" page, which contains links to our online application and downloadable forms (including the Application Procedures Checklist, which will take you through the steps of the application process).
We will call you to schedule an interview once your application has been submitted and processed.
Please note that all fifth grade interviews must be completed before the holiday break in December.
If you are interested in visiting Packer, please consider attending one of our scheduled Open Houses this fall, where you will have a chance to tour the school, meet our faculty, students, and administration, and directly observe the dynamic energy that fills our classrooms and hallways.
Enjoy your tour through our website, and please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns.