Application Process

Middle School

Steps to Apply

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Online Application and Checklist

    When you Apply Now, you will create a login and password. You may complete the application over time, and your student will be considered an applicant when each step is completed and the fee is paid.
  • Step 2: Required Documents

    • Submit the teacher recommendation(s) through the online checklist. The teacher will return the completed form to the Office of Admissions. One recommendation is required for grade 5. Recommendations from both English and math teachers are required for grades 6-8.
    • Submit the official transcript request to your student's current school. The school will return the completed forms to the SBS Office of Admissions.
    • You will submit your student's birth certificate and other applicable documents via the online checklist.
  • Step 3: Testing

    Applicants for grades 5-8 are required to take the ISEE - Independent School Entrance Exam.
  • Step 4: Interview

    Middle school applicants attend an interview with a middle school administrator or faculty member. Interviews are scheduled through the online checklist.

Important Dates

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  • Application Deadline*

    Monday, December 6, 2021
  • Admissions Decisions

    Friday, March 11, 2022
    Released/available online
  • Common Reply Date

    Thursday, March 31, 2022
*SBS will consider applicants after the deadline if there is availability in the grade level. Priority is given to applicants who adhere to the deadline.

Tours, Events & Student Shadow Visits

The Office of Admissions will offer in-person campus tours as well as shadow visits for middle and upper school applicants that provide a unique look into life at SBS. Visit the Experience page to learn more.

Arts and Athletic Events

You will have the opportunity to attend athletic events and arts performances in person and virtually.

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