Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

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Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Admission Check List/
Tuition Payment
Schedule
785 Centre Street • Newton, Massachusetts 02458 • 617-244-4246 • [email protected]
A d mi s s i o n Ch ec k List
❍ Request a brochure from the Admission Office.
❍ Call to arrange an interview, school tour, and visit day. All interviews must be completed by February 1, and all
visit days must be completed by March 1. Keep in mind that visit days occur during the admission process and
NOT post-decision. You may schedule a visit day before submitting the application, but the application must be received before the visit day occurs.
❍ File the application with a $50 non-refundable fee and photo of applicant before February 1.
❍ Submit student essay(s) before February 1, by mail or email.
Students applying to the Middle School must submit a “Courage and Confidence” essay.
Students applying to the Upper School must submit a “Courage and Confidence” essay and
an original essay containing a grade and/or teacher comments.
❍ Sign and send transcript release form to current school. Make request that principal or guidance counselor,
English teacher, math teacher, and personal recommendation forms be completed and returned by mail or email to
the Admission Office before February 1. All applicants must forward the recommendation forms to their teachers.
❍ Middle School applicants must sit for the ISEE. Upper School applicants must sit for the SSAT.
Scores must be received before February 1.
❍ To be considered for financial aid, apply online through School & Student Services at sssbynais.org/parents
beginning November 2. The Parents’ Financial Statement must be completed by February 1. 2014 and 2015 tax
returns must be uploaded to SSS by February 15. Newton Country Day School cannot guarantee the availability
of funds for late applicants.
❍ Admission and financial aid decisions are mailed on March 10. The Board of Trustees will determine the tuition
for the 2016-2017 academic year by this date.
T u i t i o n P a y m en t S c h ed u le
Tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 academic year total $44,740, which includes the $43,990 tuition
and a $750 fee for student activities. A sample payment schedule follows:
April 10 $2,000 enrollment deposit due to secure place in class
July 31
One half of tuition balance minus enrollment deposit plus $750 student activity fee
December 31 Balance of tuition
Families may participate in the Smart Tuition payment plan. This option includes a $45 enrollment fee
per family, which allows families to pay for tuition in 10 monthly installments beginning in June.
Students entering the Upper School will be required to bring a network compatible laptop computer for
use in their classes, purchasing if necessary.
Please address any financial questions to the Business Office.
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Principal or
Guidance Counselor
Recommendation
Please return to the Admission Office by February 1
Newton Country Day School • 785 Centre Street • Newton, MA 02458 • [email protected]
Date:
Applicant’s Name:
Applicant to Grade:
1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
2. What three words would you choose to best describe the applicant?
3. Please assess the applicant’s academic skills —reading and writing, intellectual curiosity, organization, initiative, and
ability to complete homework.
4. Please assess the applicant’s character—maturity, sense of responsibility, respect for others, stability, and integrity.
5. Are there any subjects in which the applicant is in advanced or remedial sections?
6. Please list the applicant’s special talents, extracurricular activities, positions of leadership, and community service activities.
(over please)
Principal or Guidance Counselor Recommendation continued
7. Please comment on the cooperation received from parents.
8. In consideration of all the available evidence, please rate the candidate:
Below Average
Average
Academic Promise
Above Average
Excellent
Top 10%
Character
Overall Rating
9.
I recommend the applicant.
I recommend the applicant with reservation for the following reason:
SignedDate
Name (please print)
Position
SchoolPhone
School Address
City
State
Zip Code
Thank you for assisting the Newton Country Day School Admission Office.
Your thoughtful comments play a vital role in giving the Admission Committee
insight into students’ academic and personal qualities.
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Math Teacher
Recommendation
Please return to the Admission Office by February 1
Newton Country Day School • 785 Centre Street • Newton, MA 02458 • [email protected]
Applicant’s Name:
Applicant to Grade:
last
first
middle
How long have you known this applicant and in what context? Please list courses you have taught her and the level of
course difficulty—accelerated, honors, regular, etc.
What three words would you choose to best describe the applicant?
Please list the course title and specific topics covered in this course to date.
Title(s) and author(s) of text(s) used:
To what degree has the applicant mastered the material covered in this course to date?
Describe the applicant’s ability in problem solving and in dealing with abstract concepts.
Please discuss the applicant’s overall performance in relation to her ability.
Has the applicant ever needed or received tutoring? Is there any reason to suspect a learning style difference?
Describe the applicant’s class participation and working relationship with
a. other students:
b. adults:
Please indicate the
applicant’s performance
in the following areas:
Below grade level
Consistent with grade level
Above grade level
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Decimals
Integers
Pos./Neg. Numbers
Fractions
(over please)
Academic Evaluation Please place a check on each line at the point which most accurately describes the applicant.
Academic Potential
limited
fair
average
good
outstanding
Effort and Perseverance
does very little
some desire
well motivated
sets high goals
perseveres under pressure
Study Habits
poor
Ability to Work
Independently needs much supervision
fair
good
needs help frequently
excellent
needs help occasionally
always works well
Use of Time
uses poorly
occasionally wastes
tends to follow
occasional spark
usually uses well
always uses effectively
Creativity and Originality
generates ideas independently
unusually original
Personal Evaluation Please place a check on each line at the point which most accurately describes the applicant.
Integrity and Honesty
cannot be trusted
Social Adjustment
with Peers
serious problems
questionable
loner
usually trustworthy
friendly
highly developed
leader
peacemaker
usually good
always good
Classroom Conduct
troublemaker
occasionally disrupts
dominates
Emotional Stability
insecure
overly tense
attention getter
stable
usually
always
Fulfills Responsibilities
rarely
sometimes
Additional comments on this applicant’s character, personality—sense of humor, enthusiasm, strengths and weaknesses.
Are the parents supportive of you as a teacher? Please comment on the cooperation received from parents.
Please Print
Phone (
Teacher’s name
Date
School Street Address
City
State
)
Zip Code
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
English Teacher
Recommendation
Please return to the Admission Office by February 1
Newton Country Day School • 785 Centre Street • Newton, MA 02458 • [email protected]
Applicant’s Name:
Applicant to Grade:
last
first
middle
How long have you known this applicant and in what context? Please list courses you have taught her and the level of
course difficulty—accelerated, honors, regular, etc.
What three words would you choose to best describe the applicant?
Please indicate the applicant’s performance in the following areas:
Below grade level
Consistent with grade level
Above grade level
VocabularyOral
Written
ReadingSpeed
Accuracy
Capacity for drawing
appropriate inferences
Ability to move from literal
to figurative interpretations
Writing
Sentence structure
Clarity of style
Ability to organize ideas in
a logical sequence
Spelling
Punctuation
Please discuss the applicant’s overall performance in relation to her ability:
Has the applicant ever needed or received tutoring? Is there any reason to suspect a learning style difference?
Describe the applicant’s class participation and working relationship with
a. other students:
b. adults:
(over please)
Academic Evaluation Please place a check on each line at the point which most accurately describes the applicant.
Academic Potential
limited
fair
average
good
outstanding
Effort and Perseverance
does very little
some desire
well motivated
sets high goals
perseveres under pressure
Study Habits
poor
Ability to Work
Independently needs much supervision
fair
good
needs help frequently
excellent
needs help occasionally
always works well
Use of Time
uses poorly
occasionally wastes
tends to follow
occasional spark
usually uses well
always uses effectively
Creativity and Originality
generates ideas independently
unusually original
Personal Evaluation Please place a check on each line at the point which most accurately describes the applicant.
Integrity and Honesty
cannot be trusted
Social Adjustment
with Peers
serious problems
questionable
loner
usually trustworthy
friendly
highly developed
leader
peacemaker
usually good
always good
Classroom Conduct
troublemaker
occasionally disrupts
dominates
Emotional Stability
insecure
overly tense
attention getter
stable
usually
always
Fulfills Responsibilities
rarely
sometimes
Additional comments on this applicant’s character, personality—sense of humor, enthusiasm, strengths and weaknesses.
Are the parents supportive of you as a teacher? Please comment on the cooperation received from parents.
Please Print
Phone (
Teacher’s name
Date
School Street Address
City
State
)
Zip Code
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Personal
Recommendation
Please return to the Admission Office by February 1
Newton Country Day School • 785 Centre Street • Newton, MA 02458 • [email protected]
has applied to Newton Country Day School for Grade
.
She indicated that she would like you to provide a personal recommendation. Please share with us any observations that
might help us to know this candidate better. Please know that your comments will play a vital role in giving the Admission
Committee insight into her character.
If you would like to learn more about Newton Country Day School, visit our website at: www.newtoncountryday.org.
Date
Your Name
Relationship to Applicant
Street Address
City
State
Zip Code
Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart
Transcript
Release
785 Centre Street • Newton, Massachusetts 02458 • 617-244-4246 • [email protected]
Please sign and send this release form to current school.
To:
Name of Current School
Re:
Name of Applicant
Applicant’s Address
City
Date of Birth
State
/
Zip Code
/
I give my permission to release all school records, including teachers’ reports, all achievement and aptitude test scores,
all testing results and evaluations, and any other pertinent information to the Admission Office, Newton Country Day
School, 785 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458.
Signature of Parent or Guardian
Date
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