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Applying to Thayer

Completing a Preliminary Application

Visiting Campus and Scheduling an Interview

In October, Thayer hosts Open House events – one each for the Middle and Upper Schools. Prospective students and their families can tour the campus, hear from faculty and students, and pick up informational materials.

  • Upper School Open House → Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    in the Center for the Arts (CFA)
  • Middle School Open House → Saturday, November 2, 2013 @10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    in the Center for the Arts (CFA)
  • Contact the Admission Office to schedule an individual tour and interview. (781.664.2221 or kmarsano@thayer.org)

Testing - SSAT & ISEE Dates & Registration

SSAT & ISEE Testing

Numerous test dates and locations are available for both tests, and Thayer's campus is a test center for many of these dates, as indicated below. All test information and registration materials are included in the Student Guides to Testing which are sent with our admission information packet.

2013 Test Dates

SSAT Testing at Thayer
Candidates for grades 9 – 11 take
the Secondary School Admission Test.
Register at www.ssat.org

Thayer Academy School Code #7654

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Saturday, January 4, 2014
ISEE Testing at Thayer
Candidates for grades 6 – 8 take
the Independent School Entrance Exam.
Register at www.iseetest.org

Thayer Academy School Code # 220425

Saturday, December 14, 2013
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014

Note:

  • Arrive at 8:30.
  • All tests begin at 9:00.  
  • Bring pencils, registration ticket, snack & water.

Completing the Full Application

You will need 3-4 recommendations to complete the application, so you should ask for reference letters from:
1. Your current math teacher
2. Your current English teacher

Also ask for:
3. A school evaluation from a current Placement Director, Guidance Counselor, or Principal
4. A personal reference from someone you know who is not related to you (Optional)

After the first marking period, ask an administrator at your current school to send a transcript of academic work and testing to Thayer's Admission Office (745 Washington Street, Braintree MA 02184).

All of these documents should be submitted by the application deadline: February 1 along with your application fee of $50.

Complete the application online here

or

Download a printable copy of the Thayer Academy Admission Application here.

Admission Forms

Admission Checklist

Application Checklist

1 Interview & Campus Tour

You can visit Thayer for a campus tour and interview while you are here. Individual interviews and campus tours are available from September 15 - February 1. Please call the Admission Office at 781-664-2221 for specific times and dates.

In October, Thayer hosts Open House events – one each for the Middle and Upper Schools. Prospective students and their families can tour the campus, hear from faculty and students, and pick up materials.

  • Upper School Open House → Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    in the Center for Performing Arts
  • Middle School Open House → Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    in the Center for the Arts (CFA)

2 Application

Submit the preliminary application form and one-time $50 fee (no later than February 1). Application forms can either be downloaded from this site or requested online. If you have any questions about the application process, please call or e-mail us.

3 Recommendations

You will need three or four recommendations to complete the application, so you should ask for reference letters from:
1. Your current math teacher
2. Your current English teacher
Also ask for
3. A school evaluation from a current Placement Director, Guidance Counselor, or Principal
4. A personal reference from someone you know who is not related to you (Optional)

All of these documents should be submitted by the application deadline: February 1

4 Transcript

After the first marking period, ask an administrator at your current school to send a transcript of academic work and testing to Thayer's Admission Office (745 Washington Street, Braintree MA 02184).

5 Admission Test

• Candidates for grades 6 – 8 take the Independent School Entrance Exam ISEE (www.iseetest.org)

• Candidates for grades 9 – 11 take the Secondary School Admission Test SSAT (www.ssat.org)

You can register for both the ISEE and SSAT tests online. Numerous test dates and locations are available for both tests. Conveniently, Thayer's campus is a test center for many of these dates. All test information and registration materials are included in the Student Guides to Testing which are sent with our admission packet.

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