Age Requirements

Harding Academy educates students ages 4 - 14. 

Students in our PreK classroom must be four years old prior to the first day of school. 

Students in our Kindergarten classroom must be five years old prior to the first day of school.

Expansion Years

Harding considers applications for grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. However, there are certain years when a grade expands by an additional classroom or two. For these grades, a higher number of spaces are available. Expansion years at Harding Academy include:

Pre-Kindergarten: 1 section
Kindergarten: 2 sections added
5th Grade: 1 section added

Questions About Applying

For questions about the application process contact admissions@hardingacademy.org.

Applying to Harding Academy


Step 1: Create an account HERE. (If you already have an account and are having trouble accessing it, email us at admissionsoffice@hardingacademy.org.)

Step 2: Select “Begin Admissions Process.” Complete the initial application form and pay the application fee*. The preferred deadline to complete this step is November 1, 2021 for PreK and December 15, 2021 for Grades K-8 (or November 1, 2021 for legacy, sibling, and employee applicants to Kindergarten and 5th grade).
 
*Harding will waive the application fee for families who will apply for financial aid. If this is you, please email admissionsoffice@hardingacademy.org to request a fee waiver. 


Step 3: Once you submit your application, you will be able to view your child’s individualized checklist of required supplemental documents. Be sure that all required checklist items are complete no later than February 1, 2022 (or December 1, 2021 for legacy, sibling, and employee applicants to Kindergarten and 5th grade).

Applicants fifth through eighth grade: Register for and take the ISEE test*
*Applicants for 5th and 6th Grade should take the Lower Level Test. Applicants for 7th and 8th grade should take the ISEE- Middle Level. Please designate Harding Academy as a score recipient (School Code: 432525).

Admissions Timeline

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Pre-Kindergarten 

    September 7: Tours for the 2022-2023 school year begin
    November 1: Preferred PreK Application Deadline 
    Late November & Early December: PreK Assessments
    November 20: PreK Teacher Recommendation Due
    December 13: PreK Admissions Decisions Released
    December 17: PreK Enrollment Contracts Due
  • Kindergarten through Eighth Grade 

    September 7: Tours for the 2022-2023 school year begin
    November 12: ISEE offered at Harding for applicants to 5th-8th Grade
    December 15: K-8 Application Deadline
    January: Kindergarten Assessments
    February 1: K-8 Supporting Document Deadline 
    February 1: Financial Aid Application Deadline
    March 5: Decisions shared with applicants via email
    March 9: Kindergarten Enrollment Contracts Due
    March 10: 1st-8th Grade Enrollment Contracts Due
  • Sibling/Legacy/Employee Applicants to K & 5 

    September 7: Tours for the 2022-2023 school year begin
    Early November: Kindergarten Assessments
    November 1: Application Deadline
    November 12: ISEE offered at Harding for applicants to 5th-8th Grade
    December 1: Supporting Document Deadline
    December 1: Financial Aid Application Deadline
    December 13: Admissions Decisions Released
    December 17: Enrollment Contracts Due
Inspiring The Mind  •  Nurturing The Spirit