Admissions and Enrollment
At PA, our mission is to help all students reach their full potential, in the classroom and in life. As an independent school, we are enriched by the diverse backgrounds and talents of all our families. We are excited to welcome new students into our Eagle family. Philmore Academy for Science & Arts is deeply committed to providing a rigorous STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program. We foster creativity, innovation, and diversity. Our goal is to develop global leaders as well informed global citizens of excellence.
Due to the competitiveness of our enrollment and acceptance process we strongly urge interested parents to act quickly when applying for admissions. All students and families will be interviewed prior to admissions. Students entering into grades K and above will receive an entrance exam to ensure that they are able to handle the rigor of our academic program. Enrollment closes once we have selected the most qualified applicants and we have met our class-size limits. In order to both streamline our process and protect our academic environment we only give tours to applicants and their families at the time of the admissions interview. Once we have reviewed an applicant’s application, we will contact the applicant’s family to schedule an interview if said applicant meets our enrollment criteria listed below.
Acceptance to Philmore Academy for Science & Arts is granted based on academic, leadership and social criteria being met. Philmore Academy for Science & Arts is a college preparatory school. As such, students must meet the following criteria:
Pre-K3 through First Grade: Students applying for Pre-K3 through first grade will be asked to come to PA and will be screened to assess language and literacy development, number concepts, motor skills, and social development. Students must score at or above the developmental level. Parents will be notified of the screening results and whether the student is eligible for the next step in the admissions process.
Students must reach the minimum age requirement by September 30th: 3 years of age for PreK3, 4 years of age for PreK4, and 5 years of age for Kindergarten.
Grades 2-12: Students applying for grades 2-12 must submit the most recent report card and results of any state or nationally-normed standard test taken within the last twelve months (if available). In addition, PA will conduct testing in math and language arts to ensure that the student is prepared to succeed in our curriculum. Students must all submit most recent report card to show evidence of an academic history in which he or she has recorded above-average grades (A's & B's) consistently. A testing date will be scheduled after the application is complete and has been preliminarily reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Students must provide evidence of a pattern of behavior and school attendance consistent with PA’s overall mission and objectives. Students can not have any negative discipline history from any other school. If the student’s conduct is not in line with the behavioral expectations of excellence, the school reserves the right, within its sole discretion, to refuse admission of an applicant or to discontinue enrollment of a student.
If your child meets all of the criteria listed above, we welcome you to begin the application process by following the steps below. The Admissions staff is ready to help you with any questions you may have along the way. Each applicant’s academic potential, scholastic motivation, and character will be considered in the admissions process.
To ensure your application is submitted properly, please make sure you:
1. Complete the online application (must submit Most Recent Report Cards/Progress Report and provide two teacher emails for recommendation to be sent)
2. Application will be screened and within 3 days you will be emailed an Interview schedule.
3. Parent/Student Interview and tour will be conducted with a Teacher as well as the School Principal
Now enrolling for 2024-25 beginning in PreK3!
Philmore Academy for Science & Arts does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, athletics, or other school-administered programs.