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Admission into The Neighborhood Academy is a thorough, comprehensive process. Every step of the process is highly personal, with staff members maintaining consistent contact to answer questions, guide prospective students, and help families access all of the programs and services we provide. 

Male students - Young men are enrolled primarily in 6th grade. Seats for 7th & 8th grades will be filled according to availability. Please apply or contact the Director of Admissions to find out more information.

Female Students - We are happy to be welcoming our first class of 6th grade girls for the 2023-2024 school year. As we continue to grow the middle school over the next two years, 6th grade and 9th grade will be the primary entry points for female students. 


The Admissions Process:

1.) Submit an Application HERE

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: At this point in time, we are considering applications on an individual basis, based on spots available at each grade level.

2.) Attend an Open House

Tour, meet faculty and leadership staff, and learn more.

3.) Attend a Prospective Student Day

Join us at The Neighborhood Academy to complete several steps in the admissions process. Upon arrival, students and families will participate in a family interview. Next, they will shadow a current student to get a feel for classes and expectations. Finally, they will take an academic test to determine core grade-level knowledge. You cannot test your way into or out of the school; this test only serves to give us a benchmark to measure your student’s academic growth.

4.) Supply Records

All academic, attendance, health, and discipline records, as well as household Federal Income Tax Return are due.

5.) Admissions Decision for Summer Programming

Students will be invited to participate in our summer programming. This is a mandatory prerequisite for admission in the fall.

The Neighborhood Academy reserves the right to modify the Admissions Process at any time.
Request Application Information
To learn more about the admissions process and to request materials, please contact Shannon Prentiss, Director of Admissions, at 412.362.2006 or email