How to Apply for Kindergarten

ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for the 2019-2020 kindergarten class (Harding Academy Class of 2028!) a child must be five years old by September 2019.

GETTING TO KNOW HARDING
Individual campus tours are offered daily in April, May, September,October, November and December. Schedule a tour online at this link or from the front page of the website.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
Applications for Fall Testers are due by November 1, and admission evaluations will take place in November 2018. 

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 2019. Winter testers are families considering multiple kindergarten options.

OTHER FORM REQUIREMENTS
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

NOTIFICATION
Fall Testers: Admission decisions are emailed to Fall Testers on December 15, 2018. Enrollment contracts for accepted students are due at 9:30AM on December 19, 2018.

Winter Testers: Admission decisions are emailed to Winter Testers on March 2, 2019. Enrollment contracts for accepted students are due at 9:30AM March 6, 2019.

SIBLINGS AND LEGACIES
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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