Application Process

Thank you for considering Brimmer for your child’s education. The information below will clarify the steps in the admissions process.

Key Dates
OPEN HOUSE: October 21, 2018
Applications due: January 11, 2019
Lower School Assessment:
January 11, 2019
Financial Aid PFS due:
February 1, 2019
Admissions decision sent:
March 10, 2019
Family Decision deadline:
April 10, 2019

All Grades
An interview is a required part of the process. Please call the Admissions Office at 617-738-8695 to make an appointment to tour the School and to meet with a member of the Admissions Office. Please allow two hours for both the tour and interview. Interviews will begin the second week of September. The best time to visit is mid-September through December. 

Applications to the School are due by January 11, 2019. Supplemental materials, including teacher recommendation forms, transcripts, and test scores must be received by January 31, 2019. An incomplete application file may result in the file being held for review and an application decision delayed.

Lower School (Pre-K-5)
Applicants for the Lower School will be evaluated on Friday, January 11, 2019 (snow date: Saturday, January 12, 2019). In early December, all parents will receive an invitation to arrange their child’s evaluation. For your convenience, this visit can also be scheduled at the time of your parent interview. 

Report cards and copies of standardized tests are required for applicants to Grades 4 and 5 and should be provided, when available, for applicants to all other Lower School grades.

Middle and Upper School (6-12)
Applicants for the Middle School are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). Applicants for the Upper School are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Students may register for either test online and must request that scores are sent directly to Brimmer (school code #220600 for ISEE or #1860 for SSAT).

VISITORS
All Admissions visitors should 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 the street.

Contact Us

If you have questions during the admissions process, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office.  

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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69 Middlesex Road
Chestnut Hill, MA  02467
617-566-7462