Middle School

At Oakwood, we celebrate this amazing stage of life, as students transition from childhood into “teenhood.” Our intensive academic program readies your middle school student for our top-rated, college-preparatory high school. And our inclusive culture lets your student shine as a role model for younger children, while encouraging him to socialize with and learn from our high school students. The standard school day for Middle School (6th-8th grade) is from 8:00am-3:15pm.

Below are general admissions requirements by grade level. If you are ready to get started, go to the Apply Now page.

Middle School (6th-8th grade)

Application Overview

In addition to the standard online application managed through the Admissions Portal, the following items are required:

  • Shadow visit: two-day shadow visit required; includes a brief meeting for applicant with Upper School Head & Principal
  • Admissions Testing: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or SSAT test scores accepted; ISEE offered at Oakwood on select dates; testing fee $110
  • Records: two years of report cards plus current year as available, and standardized test scores
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Student Questionnaire - Short Answer form (completed by applicant)

  • Merit-based scholarship and financial aid applications must be submitted along with general application.

    Admissions Testing - ISEE information

    The Independent School Entrance Exam, or ISEE, is the most commonly used admissions test for applicants to grades 6 - 12 at Oakwood. If you are an applicant to Oakwood, you may take the ISEE at Oakwood on January 12, 2019 or February 9, 2019. The exam can also be taken at an alternate facility – Oakwood’s school code is 054375, and this code is necessary if you plan to have scores sent on behalf of an applicant to Oakwood Admissions. The test fee at Oakwood is $120, and advance registration is required to ensure availability. Oakwood also accepts SSAT or PSAT scores to satisfy the admissions testing requirement.

    Information about the exam including appropriate test level, subjects, timing, and sample questions can be found at www.iseetest.org.

    Information regarding other test locations can so be found at ISEE-Prometric-Locations.pdf

    It is important to note that testing is only one piece of the admissions process, and scores are reviewed along with evaluations of academic records, recommendations and extracurricular achievements. The purpose of the test is to determine how students think and what knowledge they possess at the time of testing, which will help ensure that Oakwood is a good fit for each student.