Waring School welcomes and regularly receives applications from students who have been homeschooled for all or part of their education. Since experiences and curriculum for homeschooled students vary tremendously, our requirements for them are different from our requirements for students who have attended public or private schools. We are willing to work with families of homeschooled students to tailor the admission process to their experience.
In addition to our regular application, we ask homeschooled applicantsto provide the following:
Statement of Parent Philosophy:
What philosophy and/or state law guides your approach to homeschooling?
How long has the applicant been homeschooled?
Are there other students involved?
Is there a networking group affiliated with your plan?
As a parent, why did you choose homeschooling for your child?
How would you evaluate your experience with this choice?
Please also provide the following additional information, as applicable:
Full curriculum and documentation of how the curriculum was completed
Transcripts from any public or private schools attended, including online
Grades may be in alphabetic, numeric or narrative form. Please submit official documentation relating to online courses.
Two academic recommendations from adults other than parents, preferably from people with backgrounds in elementary or secondary education, and that address English, science, or mathematics ability
A sample analytic paper written by the student
Names of textbooks or other books used and the content covered
Description of other experiences in the curriculum and how the student was evaluated
Project based learning and travel
Standardized test scores
Results of any educational, neuropsychological, or behavioral testing
Name and description of networking support group used
The Waring School offers a highly demanding college-preparatory education, for grades 6-12, which stresses liberal arts in the setting of a supportive school community. The Waring atmosphere is one in which both teachers and students want to learn and believe that school is not an end in itself but is the beginning of a lifelong learning process.