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Applying to Siena

The deadline for 21-22 applications is January 15th. 

We are accepting applications for the current 20-21 school year on a rolling basis, pending space availability. 

 
Even though the school is closed and Siena has successfully switched to online learning. 
Families are encouraged to inquire and apply for the 21-22 school year. 
We are happy to share how Siena's online learning has been a model for other independent schools across the nation.   
We are conducting virtual student visits and tours. 

Contact Admissions

 

1. Inquire About Siena
We invite you to fill out our online inquiry form, to schedule a discovery call. You may also get to know Siena by exploring this website, viewing the online viewbook, and following us on Facebook and Twitter.  See how Siena has transitioned to Distance Learning here.  
 
2. Virtual School Tour
Please click here to set up a virtual tour on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00am with Admissions to learn more about the program.  We will have an opportunity to learn how Siena has successfully engaged students in live, face to face, high-level, individualized and multi-sensory instruction online.
 
3. Online Application
Siena's application is available online. Please click the link to reach the online forms. Download the application checklist as a helpful tool to complete the application.
 
In addition to the online application itself, a complete submission includes:
  • A full psycho-educational evaluation and report completed within the last two years, including:
    • Cognitive assessment on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) Young adults (WAIS); and
    • Achievement/academic assessment on the Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJ), Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT) or similar, including reading, math, and written language. Completed or updated within the last 12 months.
  • Other available testing or evaluations, if applicable (Speech/Language, OT, etc.)
  • Two (2) teacher evaluations
  • Current school records and transcripts
  • Other available information such as IEP's, tutor reports, etc., if applicable
  • Financial aid application (if applicable)
  • A non-refundable $110 application fee

Service Provider Release Form: Please present this completed form to any related service provider that may be working with your student, example - tutor, SLP, OT, or psychologist.

Release of School Records Form: Parent(s)/guardian(s) – Please sign and submit directly to the student’s current school.

It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian(s) to ensure that the evaluations and records necessary to complete the admission process are sent to The Siena School by the application deadline of January 15th. After this deadline, we will continue to review applications received, either for remaining spaces or for placement in the waiting pool.  It is best to contact the admission office regarding available space after the deadline.

If testing or other materials are pending, please contact the admission office to notify them of the timeline. We can provide referrals for testing and evaluation professionals upon request. We can only review an application once all materials and forms have been submitted.
 
4. Review 
We will begin reviewing individual applications as soon as all elements of the application package are received.  After the review, the committee will make a decision regarding student visits.  Not all applicants are invited to visit for two full school days. For best consideration, please submit application packages by January 15th. After this deadline, we will continue to review applications received, either for remaining spaces or for placement in the waiting pool.  It is best to contact the admission office regarding available space after the deadline.
 
5. Student visit (2 days)- Multiple days virtual student visits are also being scheduled
After reviewing the completed application, we will contact you to schedule a student visit if we believe your child may be well served by our program. During this two-day visit, the applicant will participate in three assessments: reading, writing, and math.  If completing a virtual visit, the student will also have an opportunity to meet with students in a virtual meet-up.  Additional information will be provided to the family when the visit is scheduled. 
 
Parent interview (optional)
In certain circumstances, we may request that the parents visit with Siena staff to discuss the child's application, testing and learning needs in more detail.
 
6. Decision notification
We seek to provide notification of student visits, admissions, and financial aid decisions on a timely basis once a completed application, including all supporting materials, has been received.  The notification date for acceptance is February 26th.  Once this date has passed, Siena will work individually with families on a rolling acceptance basis.

Important Application Deadlines

Application deadline: January 15th
Financial aid deadline for new families: January 29th
Notification date: February 26
Rolling admission after February 26 if space is available

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