Empowering students with language-based learning differences grades 4-12
Applying to Siena
At this time, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis depending on spaces available.
Even though the school is closed and Siena has successfully switched to online learning.
Families are encouraged to inquire and apply for the 20-21 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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.