How to Apply

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are due on February 1. Applications received before February 1 will be notified in a first round of acceptances in early March 2023. After our application deadline, The Willow School operates on a rolling admissions basis, and families will be notified of acceptance within four to six weeks after the application is submitted. Select spots may be available to for 2022-23 school year, and Willow does accept mid-year transfers. Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is available to answer all of your questions! 

Director of Enrollment Management Lisa VanderVeen is here to help! Contact her at (908) 470-9500, ext. 1100 or via email.

Our 3-Step Application Process


Start a Conversation

If you are interested in Willow, start a conversation with our Director of Enrollment Management, Lisa VanderVeen! Reach out to Lisa to ask questions, schedule a personal tour of our 34-acre campus, and learn more about the next steps. Contact Lisa at (908) 470-9500 ext. 1100, via email, or by using the form below.



Submit Your Application

The Willow School uses the Standard Application Online (SAO). You will need to create an account to complete the application. The SAO simplifies and standardizes the independent school admissions process. You can apply to multiple schools using this platform.


Student Visit and
Teacher Meet-and-Greet

Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the Director of Enrollment Management to schedule a student visit and teacher meet-and-greet.

Notification of Decision

Families will be notified in the first round of admissions decisions in March and on a rolling basis after that. To secure your child’s spot, please return the contract and tuition deposit within two weeks of the acceptance date.

At The Willow School, the admission of students, employment of faculty and staff, operations of the program, and governance of the school are open to all who are qualified regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

Read our full admission policy.

Start a Conversation

Please indicate which grades you are interested in learning more about:
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Learn the benefits of outdoor learning and more. 

Apply Fall 2023