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 1st – January 7thApplicant/Parent visit mornings - Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday

Note: Applicant/Parent visits must be completed before January 7, 2014
Wednesday, October 16, 2013Open House from 6:30-8pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Open House from 10 - 11:30am
Friday, December 6, 2013Early Sibling Application & Early Sibling Financial Aid application deadlines
Tuesday, December 10, 2013Open House from 6:30-8pm
Monday, December 16, 2013
Early Sibling Decisions and Financial Award Decisions mailed
Tuesday, January 7, 2014Applicant/Parent Visit deadline
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 Application deadline (for regular applicant pool) by 4pm - late applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis
Thursday, February 6, 2014Financial Aid application deadline (regular applicant pool)
Friday, February 7, 2014Early Sibling Contracts and Deposits due by noon
Monday, March 3, 2014Re-enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due
Thursday, March 13, 2014Enrollment Decisions and Financial Aid offers mailed
Friday, March 21, 2014New 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).