How to Apply

Please be sure to complete and submit all required application forms in a timely manner. Late applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and decisions on these will be made according to space available.


The following information will assist you in completing the application process.


Step 1. Complete Application

• Completed and signed parent/guardian and student application forms

• $150 application fee

Application fee must be received before application is reviewed

Adjusted application fee may be available in cases of extenuating financial circumstances. 
Please contact the Admissions Office

• Copies of current evaluation reports:

The complete report must be submitted and must include –

1. WISC-IV (Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children) or WAIS-IV administered within the past 3 years (including all subtest scores)

2. Measures of Achievement

• English Teacher, Math Teacher, Advisor/Counselor, and Learning Specialist Recommendation Forms

• School transcripts or report cards from the past 2 years

• Group and individual testing completed by previous school (such as NWEA or ISEE)

• Current 504 plan, IEP, or Learning Plan, if applicable

• Letter of recommendation from other providers (learning specialists, tutors, therapists, or other  providers) may be included, but are not required



Step 2.  Application Review Process

• Once Wolcott School has determined that the application is complete and all required information
has been received, the Admissions Committee will review your student’s application

• At the conclusion of the review process, you will be contacted by the Director of Admissions (late December/early January)



Step 3.  Interview and Decision Process

• The Director of Admissions will invite eligible applicants to schedule an interview

• The interview will include an opportunity to connect with Dr. Pike, Head of School

Wolcott asks that at least one parent/guardian join their student for this one hour meeting

• Applicants after December 2, 2016 - Rolling Admission

Interviews will occur approximately 3 – 5 weeks after all application materials have been received and reviewed. Admission status notification will be delivered approximately 2 – 3 weeks after the interview


Wolcott School • 524 N Wolcott Avenue | Chicago, IL  60622 • • (p) 312.610.4900 (f) 312.610.4950

Wolcott does not discriminate in educational programs, hiring, or activities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, religion, immigration status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local law.