Thank you for your interest in The Evergreen School. We are fully enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. We are accepting applications for next fall (the 2021-2022 school year).
When you choose Evergreen, you’re doing much more than selecting an academic program for your child. You’re joining a deeply committed learning community that loves to think, create, and celebrate with all our children.
Together, we help raise exceptionally insightful, self-aware, intelligent young people who go on to thrive in high school, college, and career—and embrace their roles as local and global citizens.
At Evergreen, we emphasize greater depth over increased speed, differentiating instruction to make the most of each child’s talents and interests. Students who thrive at Evergreen often show high levels of curiosity, divergent thinking, imagination, and empathy, among other traits.
We’re happy to help you decide if Evergreen is right for your child. You may wish to start with the frequently asked questions below. And please feel free to contact us.
Children who show early academic aptitude, creative thinking and intellectual curiosity do well at Evergreen. Usually referred to as gifted or highly capable, these children may excel in a broad range of areas, such as early acquisition of language, strong sense of spatial relationships, advanced comprehension and the ability to process information quickly or in complex ways. Characteristics of highly capable children include:
Unusually large vocabulary
Enjoys problem solving
Asks probing questions, thinks critically
Highly developed curiosity
Interest in experimenting and doing things differently
Deep, intense feelings
Longer attention span
Displays intense concentration
Idealism and sense of justice at an early age
Because analytic intelligence is one measure that we consider, we require that all children entering kindergarten and above take an IQ test.
For the upcoming school year, we will be enrolling one preschool class, two prekindergarten classes, and three kindergarten classes. Spaces will be available in all three of those grade levels (typically 14 new spaces per grade). Additionally, we generally add three spaces to our 1st grade.
We have limited openings in grades 2 through 5, based on attrition. We typically add more new students in 6th grade as an entry point for our middle school.
Applications open every year in early September, and the application deadline is in mid-January (for students to start school the following fall). Each year, this website and the online Ravenna system will list the exact deadlines.