Application Process

Key Application Dates

Applications due: January 17, 2020
Lower School Assessment: January 17, 2020
Financial Aid (PFS) due: 
January 31, 2020
Admissions decision sent: 
March 10, 2020
Family Decision deadline: 
April 10, 2020

Admissions Events

Fall Open House: October 20, 2019
School Day Open House
: October 23, 2019
Walk-in-Wednesday: November 6, 2019
Walk-in-Wednesday: November 20, 2019
Walk-in-Wednesday: December 11, 2019
Winter Information Session: January 10, 2020
All Grades
An interview is a required part of the process. Please call us at 617-738-8695 or email us at admissions@brimmer.org  to schedule an appointment. Please allow two hours for both the tour and interview. Interviews begin in mid-September each year and continue through early February.

Lower School (PK-5)
Applicants to the Lower School will be evaluated in early January. In early December, you will receive an invitation to arrange your child’s evaluation. For convenience, this visit can also be scheduled at the time of your parent interview. 
 
Recent report cards for applicants to Grades 1-5 should be provided. If available, standardized testing results for applicants to Grades 4 and 5 should also be included with the application. The Teacher Evaluation Form for PK and K applicants meets the report card requirement.

Middle and Upper School (6-12)
For applicants to Grades 6-12, please submit current report card and previous two years' transcripts. 

Applicants to the Middle School are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam. Applicants to the Upper School are required to take the Secondary School Admissions Test. Students should register for these exams online and request that scores be sent to Brimmer (school code #220600 for ISEE and #1860 for SSAT.  After we receive the results from the testing agency we will mark this step complete in the right hand column. Please allow our office time for processing. An ISEE or SSAT is required of all applicants to the Middle and Upper Schools.

While applications to the School are due in early January, supplemental materials including teacher recommendation forms, transcripts, and test scores can be accepted through the end of the month. An incomplete application may result in the file being held for review and an admission decision delayed.

Visiting Us 
When you arrive on campus, please check in at the Admissions Office in Cummings Hall located at 73 Middlesex Road. There are two Admissions parking spaces along the side of Cummings Hall and there is street parking on the field side of Middlesex Road.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions.

Admissions Office
—617-738-8695
Financial Aid Office—617-278-2323 
Admissions fax—617-734-5147 

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Online Application Instructions

THERE are TWO WAYS to APPLY:

Complete our Brimmer Online Application. Students applying to grades PK-5 need only to complete the Parent Application. Students applying to grades 6-12 will also need to complete the Student Application. First time users are required to register for a user name and password. The site will allow you to save and return to your application as necessary before submitting. Please note: If you use this option, it is imperative that you DO NOT submit any part of your application, including essays or recommendations, through the SSAT application portal. Submitting multiple applications will delay the processing of your application.

OR

Complete the Standard Application Online (SAO) through SSAT. Applicants applying to multiple schools may want to consider applying through this method. Please note: Your application will come to us through the SSAT site. If you use this option, it is imperative that you DO NOT submit any part of your application, including essays or recommendations, through the Brimmer application portal. Submitting multiple applications will delay the processing of your application.

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