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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for 2018-19. For your student to be considered during the first round of admissions decisions, the application for admissions and all supporting materials and processes should be completed by Jan. 10, 2018. Notification of admissions decisions will be mailed by mid-February 2018. Applications will be accepted after this date and reviewed on a space-available basis.

Specific dates for screenings and admissions testing can be found in the Apply section of our website.

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.

Birthday Cutoffs

  • Applicants must be 2 years old by July 1, 2018 in order to be considered for early years.
  • Applicants must be 3 years old by July 1, 2018 in order to be considered for preschool.
  • Applicants must be 4 years old by July 1, 2018 in order to be considered for prekindergarten.
  • Applicants must be 5 years old by July 1, 2018 in order to be considered for kindergarten.

Open House/Tour

2017-18 Wornall Campus Open Houses

Oct. 12 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Nov. 9 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Dec. 7 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Jan. 18 8:30-9:30 a.m.

2017-18 Ward Parkway Campus Open Houses

Oct. 22 - Ward Parkway Campus Open House 12-2p.m.

2017-18 Ward Parkway Campus Tours

Nov. 9 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Dec. 7 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Jan. 18 8:30–9:30 a.m.
March 1 8:30–9:30 a.m.
April 5 8:30–9:30 a.m.

For more information, click here.

To register for an open house, click here.

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. These visits are scheduled for Sept. 18 through Feb. 5.

For incoming grades 6-12, please contact Bart Robertson, to schedule a shadow day during the school day. Visit days are available from Sept. 11 through Dec. 8.


Screening Dates (Early Years - Grade 1)
Screenings are scheduled for applicants applying for early years through first grade on select Saturdays in December and January. Dates for the 2018-19 application cycle are as follows:

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 Early Years Screenings 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 9 Preschool and Prekindergarten Screenings 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 Kindergarten and First Grade Screenings 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 Make –Up Screenings for Early Years, PS and PK 9 – 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Admissions Testing Dates (Grades 6 - 9)

All middle and upper school testing will be held in the Wornall Campus Dining Hall at 400 W. 51st St. Kansas City, MO 64112.

Testing for applicants in grades 6-9 is scheduled for one of the following dates:

  • Saturday, Dec. 2 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 6 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Click here to register for a testing date.

For more information regarding testing, contact Bart Robertson,