Application Process

The admissions office welcomes your application and looks forward to working with you through the admissions process. Beginning September 1, 2023, applications will be accepted for the 2024-25 school year. If you are interested in other years, please contact the admissions office.  As you begin the application process, the required steps will be clearly articulated within the application.

Just Getting Started?

Begin your application process with an inquiry. By doing so, you will receive instructions, including Veracross login credentials to our admissions portal. The application is located within that portal.

Inquire

Already Started?

If you have already completed our inquiry form, started an application or are a current PHS parent or faculty/staff member, begin or continue your application. Please use your Veracross username and password when logging into the system.

Access Application

Steps to Apply

Pembroke Hill seeks to enroll academically qualified students from all segments of the community, regardless of socio-economic, racial, religious or geographic backgrounds. We look for intellectually curious students who will contribute to our academic and extracurricular programs and who will benefit from a Pembroke Hill education. Our goal is to build a community that nourishes all of our students both intellectually and emotionally.

When reviewing applications, the admissions committee will consider: academic ability; academic performance; character; interests, talents and extracurricular activities; family support of an applicant’s educational requirements; and the ability of the school to serve the needs of the applicant.

Start with an Inquiry

Begin your application process with an inquiry. By doing so, you will receive instructions, including login credentials to our Veracross admissions portal. The application is located within that portal.

Inquire

Priority Deadlines

Initial admissions decisions will be made in early February 2024. After this, decisions will be made on a rolling basis as space is available.

All prospective families are invited to inquire at your earliest convenience.

Additional information regarding screenings and admissions testing can be found through the Screenings/Tests section below.

Birthday Cutoffs

  • Applicants must be 2 years old by July 1 of the year in which classes begin in order to be considered for early years.
  • Applicants must be 3 years old by July 1 of the year in which classes begin in order to be considered for preschool.
  • Applicants must be 4 years old by July 1 of the year in which classes begin in order to be considered for prekindergarten.
  • Applicants must be 5 years old by July 1 of the year in which classes begin in order to be considered for kindergarten.

Apply And Submit Supporting Materials

In addition to the application for admission, each application at Pembroke Hill requires supporting documentation and information. Once you have entered the admissions portal, you will see the required information. Through our portal you will be able to track each of your steps as you complete the admissions process. As a general rule, the required materials are as follows:

Early Childhood

  • Application
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Screening

Lower School

  • Application
  • Parent Questionnaire (K-1)
  • Screening
  • Student Interview
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Previous School Records

Upper School

  • Application
  • Parent Questionnaire (K-1)
  • Student Essay
  • Student Interview
  • Admissions Testing
  • Teacher Recommendations (Math and English)
  • Previous School Records

All of these steps are explained in the admissions portal.

Complete Screenings/Tests

Once an application is submitted, applicants will receive information on screenings.

Questions about early years screening (early years - first grade) may be addressed to Samantha Piper.

For more information regarding testing (Grades 6 - 9), contact Bart Robertson.

Arrange an Interview

We want to get to know our applicants. Once an application has been submitted, members of the admission team will be in contact with you to schedule a student interview for grades 6 - 11. 

For incoming grades 6-12, please contact Bart Robertson to schedule.

Student Shadow Days

Together, our students and faculty engage in collaborative learning. We want our applicants to see this collaboration in person. Once an application has been submitted, students applying for grades 2 - 11 may schedule a shadow day through a member of the admissions team.