Admissions

Thank you for your interest in Explorer West Middle School!

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Explorer West Middle School is a small learning community where young adolescents thrive. Our faculty and staff focus on the individual student to meet them where they are and build on their strengths and address areas where they need to grow. Explorer West Middle School combines academic rigor with a special emphasis on the character of each student by fostering confidence and discovery.

“Time has sculpted us all into something new, something better, and something that we could only dream about three years ago.”- 2013 Graduate

We know that choosing the best school for your child is important to you. Our application process is designed to give our Admissions Committee relevant information about each applicant while also providing families with the opportunity to learn more about our middle school.

Important dates and information are described below. Please visit the other areas of the Admissions section of the web site for additional details and downloadable application materials.

Important Admission Dates:

October 1, 2014 – January 8, 2015Applicant/Parent visit mornings - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Note: Applicant/Parent visits must be completed before January 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 15, 2014Open House from 6:30-8pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014Open House from 10 - 11:30am
Friday, December 5, 2014Early Sibling Application & Early Sibling Financial Aid application deadlines
Tuesday, December 9, 2014Open House from 6:30-8pm
Friday, December 12, 2014
Early Sibling Decisions and Financial Award Decisions mailed
Thursday, January 8, 2015Applicant/Parent Visit deadline
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Application deadline (for regular applicant pool) by 4pm - late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis
Friday, February 6, 2015Financial Aid application deadline (regular applicant pool)
Thursday, January 15, 2015Early Sibling Contracts and Deposits due by noon
Tuesday, March 3, 2015Re-enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due
Thursday, March 12, 2014Enrollment Decisions and Financial Aid offers mailed
Friday, March 20, 2015New Family Responses: Contracts and Deposits due by 4pm

Explorer West Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all areas of student concerns (admissions, athletics, educational policies, financial aid, and other school-administered programs).