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Gillispie School / Admission

Welcome to Gillispie Admission

Applications are now open for the 2021-22 School Year

We’re thrilled that you are considering a Gillispie education for your little one! The decisions you are making now will be so very impactful to the foundations built as your child journeys into adulthood. To that end, our goal is to make the application process as easy and friendly as possible so you can get to know Gillispie School and see if it is the right fit for your family.

Whether you are interested in our innovative early childhood programs or our elementary programs designed to guide our students’ academic, creative, and social growth, we invite you to schedule a campus tour to see what sets a Gillispie education apart.

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an effort to prevent community spread, campus visits are temporarily suspended and tours and meetings will be done virtually. Our admissions team is still fully available and eager to share information with you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Office of Admission by email at [email protected] to learn more about our School or the application process.

Key Admissions Dates

Our Admissions Key Dates for the 2021-22 School Year and a Link to our Step-By-Step Admissions Process

Admission Season Begins

October 1, 2020

Priority Application Deadline

February 1, 2021

Admissions Decisions Sent

March 12, 2021

Family Enrollment Decisions Due

March 24, 2021

Why Choose Gillispie?

The educational decisions you are making now are critical to the foundations built as your
child journeys into adulthood. But with so many options out there, the choice about the best early childhood and elementary education for your child is often a tough one. Generally, parents choose Gillispie because they want their children to:

Develop a deep love of learning

Think deeply and creatively

Become thoughtful citizens of the world

Practice kindness and empathy

Open themselves to diverse ideas and cultures

Thrive in top-ranked area high schools

Gillispie Community Blog

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