The Admissions Process

Thank you for considering Overbrook School. 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. Overbrook provides a welcoming homelike environment for students, teachers and parents. We look forward to getting to know you and your family.

Our 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 student's readiness for the grade your child 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. You will create an account to track your steps in the application process. Your username and password will allow you to complete forms, submit recommendation requests and upload important documents to complete the application.

STEP 2: SUBMIT RECOMMENDATION REQUESTS AND RECORD RELEASE FORMS

Through your admissions portal, you will submit teacher recommendation requests to your child's teacher(s) by entering their email address.

Our admissions office will send a transcript request to the applicant's current school.

TESTING AND SCREENING

P3-Kindergarten- Screening

All P3- K applicants are screened in scheduled sessions by our teachers. We have 3 screening dates for 2019-2020 applicants. Please find more information under Important Admission Dates.

GRADES 1-4

Internal assessments are administered on the applicant's visit day.

GRADES 5-8 REGISTER AND COMPLETE THE ISEE

Applicants for grades 5-8 must take the ISEE to be considered for admission. You may register for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at www.erblearn.org/ISEE. The ISEE will be administered at St. Cecilia Academy in conjunction with Overbrook on December 1, 2018. The ISEE registration (school) code for Overbrook is 431740. Alternative test dates and locations are available on the ERB website.

STEP 4: SCHEDULE A VISIT DAY (Grades 1-8)

Schedule a day for your child to visit. Students with a submitted application and fee may come for a visit day. Applicants will shadow a current Overbrook student and complete internal assessments on this day.

Please contact us at sheehana@overbrook.edu or by calling 615-292-5134 ext. 3636 to schedule this day.

A complete application and visit day are required for consideration for admission and include the items listed below. Please see Important Admission Dates for important deadlines.

  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

First priority enrollment for the 2019-20 academic year will be offered to those students with a completed application by the due date listed. Remaining applicants 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 sheehana@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.

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