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Winsor’s Admission team looks diligently at every girl who applies, seeking students with demonstrated intellectual curiosity, academic ability, motivation and spirit.
Winsor welcomes applications for grades 5 through 7 in our Lower School, and for grades 9 through 11 in our Upper School. Most students enter Winsor in the 5th or 6th grade. Openings in grades 7, 9, 10 and 11 are more limited.
The admission process begins in September and ends in January for admission during the following school year (please see important dates and deadlines). Admission decisions are mailed out in March.
To begin the application process, please follow the steps below:
Fill out our online inquiry form or call the Admission team at (617) 735-9503 for information. We will mail you a Preliminary Application form, Course Catalog and Viewbook.
After receiving the Preliminary Application form in the mail (requested in step 1), please complete and submit the form as soon as possible. In order to visit Winsor for an interview and tour, you are required to submit the Preliminary Application first. Also, once you send in the Preliminary Application, we will mail you a full application for admission. This form is important because it shows your interest in Winsor and your commitment to the application process. Please note that the Preliminary Application is not available online.
Call the Admission Office at (617) 735-9503 to schedule a tour and interview. Our interview schedule (September through mid-January) fills very quickly so we encourage you to call as soon as possible in the fall. The only item you are required to submit before your arrival is the Preliminary Application (Steps 1 and 2).
Every visit is carefully crafted to ensure that you and your daughter have the most personal and pleasurable experience at Winsor. During your visit, you can expect:
Please arrive promptly in order to respect the tour guide’s limited time and to get the most out of your tour before her next class or commitment. Parking is available on site. (Get directions to campus.)
Register for and take the appropriate standardized test.
We invite you and your family to attend optional events both on and off campus to learn what Winsor has to offer to academically motivated and promising girls, including:
We schedule Open House on a weekday in November so you can see the school in session and sit in on classes. You have the opportunity to meet teachers, students and parents, and hear their perspective on what makes Winsor special. Adults are strongly encouraged to attend, and students are also welcome. No RSVP is required. Please see the admission calendar or call our office at (617) 735-9503 for more information.
You are welcome to attend several Winsor community events throughout the year, including the Shakespeare Play and Under the Lights, a celebration of sports and community. Our Admission team also attends school fairs off campus in the fall. See our admission calendar for more information about these events.
After submitting the Preliminary Application, please complete the full application, which contains Forms A-E:
The Winsor application does not include a parent statement or extra recommendation forms. We do not send notices to confirm receipt of your full application. However, we promptly call all families whose applications are incomplete before making admission decisions. Please feel free to call the office at (617) 735-9503 to confirm that your daughter’s application is complete.