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. As our Middle School begins in grade five, we always have a number of openings for new fifth grade students as well. Unfortunately, we are only able to offer a few places for students beginning grades six through eight, and occasionally grades ten and eleven. Space in these grades is subject to attrition, which varies from year to year. We generally do not accept applications for grade twelve.
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 Middle School 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.