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Process and Timeline

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.

First Step

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.


Important Dates

Priority Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for 2020-21. If you are interested in other years, including 2019-20, please contact the admissions office.

Early Childhood School  
Deadline for application and forms Nov. 22, 2019
Early years screenings Dec. 7, 2019
Preschool and prekindergarten Screenings Dec. 14, 2019
Lower School  
Kindergarten and Grade 1 admission screening Jan. 25, 2020
Kindergarten and Grade 1 deadline for completing all steps of admissions process Jan. 25, 2020
Grades 2-5 deadline for completing all steps of admissions process Feb. 14, 2020
Middle and Upper Schools  
Deadline for completing all steps of admissions process Jan. 11, 2020

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

Additional information regarding screenings and admissions testing can be found on the Apply page of our website or through the Screenings/Tests tab 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.

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Admission Events

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

Lower School

Middle and Upper School




Parent Questionnaire

Parent Questionnaire

Student Questionnaire


Screening (K-1)

Student Essay


Student Visit Day (2-5)

Student Shadow Day


Teacher Recommendation

Admissions Testing


Previous School Records

Teacher Recommendations (Math and English)


Previous School Records

All of these steps are explained in the admissions portal.


Complete Screenings/Tests

Screenings (Early Years - Grade 1)

All applicants for our Early Childhood School are required to attend a screening on campus. Parents will be asked to select a time and will be notified when sign up is available.

  • Early Years, Dec. 7, 2019, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Preschool and Prekindergarten, Dec. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Kindergarten and Grade 1, Jan. 25, 2020, 9 a.m. - noon

Please contact Samantha Piper, with questions about screenings.

Email Samantha

Student Visits (Grades 2 - 5)
Applicants for incoming grades 2-5 visit during the school day in their current grade level. Grade level assessments may be given during the visit day or as a follow up. Student visit days are scheduled from Sept. 23-Feb. 14. 

To schedule a student visit for applicants in grades 2 - 5, contact Samantha Piper,

Email Samantha

Admissions Testing Dates (Grades 6 - 9)

Standardized testing is required for applicants applying to the middle and upper school. All testing takes place in the Wornall Campus Dining Hall.

  • Nov. 9, 2019, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Dec. 7, 2019, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 11, 2020, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Register for TEsting

For more information regarding testing, contact Bart Robertson,

Attend Shadow Days/Visits

As part of the admissions process, applicants from grades 2-12 experience a school day at Pembroke Hill. Applicants for grades 2-5 will visit in their current grade level. Prospective students for grades 6 and 9 visit for a full day in the grade level into which they will be entering. Applicants for grades 7, 8 and 10-12 visit in their current grade level.

For incoming grades 2-5, please contact Samantha Piper, to schedule a student visit during the school day.

Email Samantha

We advise you to shadow before Dec. 13. Visit days are available from Sept. 2-Jan. 10.

For incoming grades 6-12, please contact Bart Robertson, to schedule a shadow day during the school day.

Email Bart

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