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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in The Independent School! If you have questions, would like to request a full admissions packet, or would like to schedule a tour, please contact our Director of Admissions, Amy Smith, at 316-686-0152 ext. 402 or via email.

Families are encouraged to tour our campus. This can be scheduled through our Admissions Office or by attending an Open House.

Prospective students in Grades 1 and above are encouraged to visit for a Shadow Day. Prospective students are reviewed for admission to The Independent School once the student’s admissions file is complete. Our Admissions Checklist will help guide you through the information we need for this review.

The Independent School Admissions Checklist

Student Application — Applications may be submitted online or by mailing completed forms to the Admissions Office. The application can be downloaded here: Application Form
Admissions Assessment — Please register for admissions testing day or schedule an individual time with the Admissions Office. We can often incorporate this assessment during a Shadow Day.
$40 Application and Testing Fee
Student Questionnaire — For students entering grades 4 - 12
Teacher Recommendation(s)
Pre-K - Grade 1: One confidential letter of recommendation is required for Lower School applicants Pre-K - 1st grade.
Grades 2 - 5: One confidential letter of recommendation is required for Lower School applicants 2nd - 5th grade.
Grades 6 - 12: Middle and Upper School applicants must provide one recommendation letter from a math teacher and one from an English or social studies teacher.
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Application Process


To help you through the application process, here are additional details based on questions we often hear. 

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