Evaluation and Selection

When the student's file is complete, it is read carefully by the Admissions Committee. The committee will seek to answer the following questions: Will the candidate benefit from and contribute to our educational community? Does the candidate's academic performance suggest that he/she will be able to succeed at Piedmont? How do the candidate's credentials compare with those of others applying for admission? As the committee seeks to answer these questions, a wide range of characteristics are considered, such as scholastic aptitude, academic motivation and performance, extra-curricular activities, character, integrity, and seriousness of purpose. Family commitment to an independent school education is also a priority. Are the parents Piedmont or independent school alumni? Are siblings at Piedmont? Is the family as a whole committed to Piedmont Academy? We carefully weigh all of these factors in making admission decisions. The Admissions Committee will notify the parents, in writing, as soon as a decision has been reached. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable pre-registration fee is required to hold a student's place in the class enrollment.