How To Apply

We invite you to come visit our school and see classes in action.

How to Apply

Applying to Lesley Ellis School is a simple and pleasant process. The basic steps are outlined below. You can also download an Admission Checklist under "Additional Resources" on the left. 

Visit Our School

The first step in applying to Lesley Ellis School is to set up a school visit. Tours are available year round. 

For Preschool through Grade 4, call or email Tricia Moran, Director of Admission:
Email: Tricia / Phone: 781.641.1346

For Middle School, Grades 5 - 8, email Anne Norris, Middle School Program Director: 

Email: Anne 

Submit an Application

Submit your application by January 15 along with a non-refundable $40 application fee. The Application is available for download under "Additional Resources" on the left or click here to apply online. Applications received after January 15 will be considered on a rolling basis as space and resources are available.

Submit AISNE Form and Progress Reports

If your child presently attends school or daycare, please ask a current teacher to complete an AISNE Evaluation Form available for download on the left of this page.  Please have it sent to us along with a copy of your child's last two progress reports.

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Applicants entering grades five through eight are requested to take the ISEE exam as this provides valuable information for our Admission Committee. Alternative standardized tests may be considered in conjunction with a separate visit to the School for an in-house assessment. Please contact the Anne Norris for further information.

Schedule a Visit for Your Child

Preschool, Prekindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants are invited to a small playgroup session. Grade 1-4 applicants are invited to spend a morning in one of our classrooms. Middle School applicants spend a full day in the classroom. These visits provide a relaxed and enjoyable time for your child to experience what it's like to be a Lesley Ellis student.

Attend Our Next Open House

Join us for our next open house to explore classrooms, meet our teachers and administrators, and chat with some of our current parents. We host many open houses throughout the school year!

Financial Aid 

If you are applying for financial assistance, a Parents’ Financial Statement must be completed online and submitted to School and Student Services by January 31. For more information on financial assistance, please visit our Tuition & Financial Aid page.