Admissions
How to Apply

Applying to the Upper School

 
The application for admissions for the 2022-2023 school year will be available starting the first week of October 2021.
The Admissions Committee begins evaluation of completed application files in mid-January with notification on a rolling basis from the end of January until all openings are filled. Capacity enrollment is usually achieved by the end of March with later applications considered for the waiting pool.
 
In considering applications, the Admissions Committee evaluates students’ talents, academic skills, personal interests, motivation to learn and desire to attend O’Neal. The committee begins the evaluation of completed application files in mid-January. Capacity enrollment is usually achieved by the end of March with later applications considered for a waiting pool status.

Admissions Checklist: Upper School

List of 5 items.

  • Campus Tour

    Parents are encouraged to schedule a campus visit to tour and discuss the admissions process.
  • Application

    • Application is best made in the fall of the year before anticipated entrance
    • Complete online application
    • Submit $100 application fee
  • Student Records Release

    Email Teacher Recommendation and Records Request
  • Essay

    Middle and Upper School candidates must submit an essay as part of their admissions package.
  • Interview

    Middle and Upper School candidates are required to participate in an interview with the appropriate Division Head.
O'Neal makes all admission decisions without regard to financial status. Families who have reviewed their financial situation and feel that help may be needed in paying tuition should apply for aid. Financial aid awards are available for Junior Kindergarten - 12th students who demonstrate need.

Important Admissions Dates

October 16: Admissions Applications Available Online
 
January: Financial Aid Applications Available Online
 
January-February: Applicant Interviews
 
February-March: Notification of Middle and Upper School Admissions Decisions
 
March: Notification of Financial Aid Decisions
The O'Neal School admits students of any race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.