Steps to Apply

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  • Step 1 – Inquire

    If you would like more information about special events, the admissions process or upcoming deadlines, please complete our short inquiry form. Upon submission, we will send you a confirmation along with this year's viewbook. 
  • Step 2 - Attend Open House

    Please join us for the Admissions Open House on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Meet our teachers, administrators, board members and volunteer parents. Speak with student ambassadors and enjoy a variety of kid crafts and presentations, featuring our head of school, division directors and a panel of young alumni. Children of all ages are welcome and reservations are not required.
  • Step 3 – Apply Online

    The online application for the 2020-21 school year is now available. Current parents, former parents or alumni should log on with an existing account. If you have already completed the inquiry form, please use the same email address to log on and create a password. If you are new to the Chandler community, please create a Chandler account to apply online. Record your username for future use. When you are done you will be emailed a link to set your password.
  • Step 4 – Student Visit

    After we receive the completed application, we will contact you to schedule your child’s winter play date (kindergarten) student visit (grades 1-4) or tour and interview (grades 5-7). An optional parent tour can be arranged on a weekday while classes are in session.
  • Step 5 – Teacher Recommendation

    For all grade levels, we require one teacher recommendation, due by February 1 and submitted directly from your child’s current school. This form is found in the supplemental materials packet. Additional references are not required, but may be submitted to
  • Step 6 – Kindergarten Evaluation

    Candidates for kindergarten openings are evaluated by Integrated Learning Solutions (ILS). Please register online by December 15 for one of the January 2020 screening dates.
  • Step 7 – Grades 5-7 ISEE Testing

    All candidates for grades 5-7 must take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Please register online and take the exam no later than February 1. Chandler’s school code is 054037.
  • Step 8 – Transcript

    For applicants to grades 2-7, we require a transcript of school records from at least the past 2 years, including the current year's first-semester report card and all available test data. The request form is contained in the supplemental materials packet. Materials are due no later than February 1.

Important Dates (2019-2020)

Kindergarteners must be five years old by September 1 of their entering year

Admissions Open House (9-11:30 am) on October 19

Sibling applications (all grades) are due by October 31

Kindergarten applications are due on December 13

Applications for grades 1-7 are due on January 10

Supplemental application materials (all grades) are due by February 1

Grades 5-7 must take the ISEE exam no later than February 1

Admission notifications (all grades) are sent on March 6

Supplemental Application Materials

Financial Aid

Chandler administers a financial aid program for qualified students who demonstrate financial need. Complete the financial-aid application by following our step-by-step instructions.