Admissions Process

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

Applications are now being accepted for 2019-20.  Please be aware of the following deadlines:

Early Childhood: Nov. 16, 2018

Early Childhood applicants must submit applications and complete all required forms by Nov. 16, 2018 to be scheduled for a screening date and considered in the first round of decisions.  

Lower School:  Feb. 15, 2019

Lower School applicants must complete all steps of the application process by Feb. 15, 2019 to be considered in the first round of decisions.   

Middle and Upper School:  Jan. 12, 2019

Middle and Upper School applicants must complete all steps of the application process by Jan. 12, 2019 to be  considered in the first round of decisions.   

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

Applications completed after these dates will be considered on a space-available basis.


Birthday Cutoffs

  • Applicants must be 2 years old by July 1, 2019 in order to be considered for early years.
  • Applicants must be 3 years old by July 1, 2019 in order to be considered for preschool.
  • Applicants must be 4 years old by July 1, 2019 in order to be considered for prekindergarten.
  • Applicants must be 5 years old by July 1, 2019 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

Screening Dates (Early Years - Grade 1)

Group screenings for the 2019-20 admissions cycle will be:
Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-Noon, Early Years
Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-Noon, Preschool and Prekindergarten
Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-Noon, Early Childhood Makeup Screenings
Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Kindergarten and Grade 1 Admissions Screenings

Please contact Samantha Piper, to sign up for a screening.

Email Samantha

Assessments (Grades 2 - 5)
For more information regarding assessments for applicants in grades 2 - 5, contact Samantha Piper,

Email Samantha

Admissions Testing Dates (Grades 6 - 9)
Admissions testing dates for the 2019-20 admissions cycle are:
Nov. 10, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Dec. 1, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Jan. 12, 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

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

Email Bart