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The Admissions Process

We are delighted you are considering applying to Overbrook School. We look forward to meeting you and your family in the near future if we haven't already. Overbrook provides a welcoming homelike environment for students, teachers and parents.

We invite families of all faiths to come visit our campus and apply. Admission to Overbrook is open to girls and boys entering grades prekindergarten through eight. Overbrook is a diverse community with 17% minorities and both Catholic and non-Catholic students.

The admissions process allows candidates to explore the school, visit with other students and find a place for themselves within our classrooms. The goal of our admissions process is to assess your child's readiness for the grade he or she is entering. Acceptance is based on the student’s ability to succeed in our program, previous school performance, and standardized test results - all of which help to establish a good fit for both the student and the school. The process is as follows:

STEP 1: COMPLETE THE ONLINE APPLICATION

Submit online application along with the $75 application fee. Complete the application online through the SchoolAdmin system. It will ask you to create an account where you can keep track of all the steps of the application process. Your username and password will grant you access to all the forms and documents you need for your application progress.

STEP 2: SUBMIT RECOMMENDATION REQUESTS AND RECORD RELEASE FORMS

Through your admission portal, you will find details about each step of the process, formsand a place to submit teacher recommendation requests to your child's teachers by submitting their email address. Make sure you have the following items submitted for your application:

  1. Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Birth certificate
  4. Baptismal certificate (if applicable)
  5. Teacher recommendations for prekindergarten through eighth grade
  6. Parent report for prekindergarten and kindergarten
  7. Official transcripts for kindergarten through eighth grade
  8. Testing/screening for prekindergarten through fourth grade
  9. ISEE exam for grades 5-8

STEP 3: REGISTER AND COMPLETE THE ISEE

Register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at www.erblearn.org/ISEE. Overbrook's ISEE registration code is 431740. Overbrook, along with St. Cecilia Academy, is hosting the ISEE on Dec. 3. 

Additional ISEE dates and locations:

Jan. 21: Harpeth Hall School
Jan. 28: Montgomery Bell Academy
Feb. 4: Ensworth School
Feb. 4: University School of Nashville
Feb. 11: Franklin Road Academy

STEP 4: SCHEDULE A VISIT DAY

Schedule a day for your child to visit and shadow an Overbrook student. Please contact us at acevedom@overbrook.edu or by calling 615-292-5134 ext. 3636 to schedule this day.

You child will be considered a candidate for admission when the application and fee have been submitted to the Overbrook admissions office. Your child's application will be considered complete when the application, fee, requested documents, and required screening and visits have been satisfied. First priority enrollment for the 2016-17 academic year will be offered to those students with a completed application by the due date listed. All other students will enter into a rolling applications pool. Acceptance will be based on availability after admissions priority is taken into consideration.

Overbrook administers a non-discriminatory policy of admission.

If you have further questions, the admissions office is here to help you. Please contact us at acevedom@overbrook.edu or by calling 615-292-5134, ext. 3636.

Acceptance is based on the student’s ability to succeed in our program, previous school performance, and standardized test results - all of which help to establish a good fit for both the student and the school. In keeping with the school philosophy and mission, effort is made to maintain a diverse student body and to provide new families opportunities for admission.

 


"While the academic rigor and excellence is very important (and greatly appreciated!), we were even more impressed with the way in which the faculty and staff surrounded the children in an environment in which they can openly wonder at God’s creation, understand the great love that God has for us, and most importantly learn what it means to be a child of God. 
The children not only learn the fundamentals of the subjects they’re taught, but they also learn how to live out their faith in a very integrated and natural way on a daily basis."

- Mrs. Christa Burbage, current Overbrook parent 

Read more parent testimonials here.

Admission Events

    • FriApr07 Story Time 10:00 AMlibraryStory Time is for children 5 and under; led by librarian Mrs. Caroline Crouch and features stories, music and snacks. The public is invited. Story Time runs from 10-11 a.m. in the library.

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