How to Apply for Kindergarten

To be eligible for the 2021-2022 kindergarten class (Harding Academy Class of 2030!) a child must be five years old by September 2021.

Individual campus tours are offered daily in April, May, September through December. Online tour scheduling will be available starting in mid-August.

Harding has two separate timelines for Kindergarten applications; one is for Fall Testers, and the other is for Winter Testers.

Applications for Fall Testers are due by November 1, and admissions evaluations will take place in November 2020. Fall testers are traditionally siblings and children of employees, but may also include alumni applying solely to Harding Academy's kindergarten. 

Applications for Winter Testers are due by December 15, and admission evaluations will take place in January 2021. Winter testers are families considering multiple kindergarten options.

Harding Academy requires a completed recommendation form from the current teacher of all applicants. The form is available from our online application portal. We do not seek any other form of formal recommendation but are always happy to hear about an applicant from anyone who knows them well.

Teacher recommendation forms are due December 1, for Fall Testers
Teacher recommendation forms are due February 1, for Winter Testers

Admission decisions are emailed to Fall Testers in December 2020.
Admission decisions are emailed to Winter Testers at the end of February 2021. Enrollment contracts for accepted students have a response deadline of one week or less. 

Sibling Status is classified by children who have all grade eligible siblings currently attending and re-enrolling at Harding the following year and/or have all eligible siblings as graduates from Harding.

Legacy Status
 is classified by applicant family members who graduated from Harding.
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