We are so pleased that you are considering The Agnes Irwin School for your daughter! Below, you'll find the process for applying to Grades 2-4.

Step 1: Parent Visit

As part of the application, parents of applicants in the Lower School are required to complete a virtual parent interview at any time throughout the process. This conversation will give you an opportunity to learn more about our curriculum, ask questions and tell us more about your daughter. Additionally, we encourage you to arrange a private virtual tour  or join us for any one of our admission events (link to admission events page here) The campus tour can either be separate or followed by your parent interview with an Admission Director.

You may arrange virtual, individual parent interview or tour by emailing Associate Director of Lower School Admission and Outreach Megan McHugh or calling her at 610-801-1204.

Step 2: Online Application

Applying online is easy! Click here to begin an online application. The process includes uploading your daughter’s photo, completing the new student application, and submitting the corresponding $50 application fee. 

If you are unable to complete the application online, please email our Admission Office at admission@agnesirwin.org or call 610-801-1202 to request a paper application. 

Please note that applicants seeking tuition assistance must indicate their intention to apply for tuition assistance on the admission application and should be aware of the December 11, 2020 application deadline for tuition assistance consideration.

Step 3: Student Assessment

Student Assessments are designed to provide an informative and comfortable introduction to our school and our teachers, while engaging the girls in activities. Assessments will be performed by the classroom teacher. We will provide parents with detailed feedback from teachers within a few days of the assessment.

Step 4: Testing

Testing is required for all applicants. Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4 applicants are required to submit either the results of the ISEE Primary Level Test, or the  WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children). Please call Admission Office Assistant Deb Goggins at 610-801-1203 to learn more about these options. 

Step 5: School Forms

Recommendations and records from your daughter’s current school are an important part of the application process.

Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4 applicants should submit the Teacher Recommendation Form (available on the Forms & Downloads page) to your daughter’s current homeroom teacher after November 1, 2020. The recommendation will be sent directly to Agnes Irwin, and its contents will be kept confidential. By signing the form, you accept the confidentiality agreement. 

Tuition Assistance

Agnes Irwin is committed to making its educational opportunities available to bright, motivated and talented girls regardless of their family's ability to pay. Applicants seeking tuition assistance must indicate their intention of applying for tuition assistance on the admission application. All tuition assistance applications must be submitted by the deadline in order to receive full consideration for tuition assistance.

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Click the button below to provide your contact information to our Associate Director of Lower School Admission and Outreach Megan McHugh.  

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Our Admission team is here to see you through the application process.

Please feel free to email Associate Director of Lower School Admission and Outreach Megan McHugh or call her at 610-801-1204 with any questions you may have.