Admissions

Getting to Know Hackley

A century ago, our founders carved the message “Enter here to be and find a friend” above our main entrance, and it’s an invitation our Admission Office extends warmly throughout the school year. Hackley is a welcoming place, where students and faculty go out of their way to turn visitors into friends.

We provide tours and information sessions from April to December of each year and accept applications beginning one year prior to the start of the coming school year (eg., September 2021 for the 2022-23 school year).

In order to sign up for one of our events, begin by setting up your Admissions Portal. Your Admissions Portal will allow you to schedule a tour and information session, submit an application and schedule an interview.

Admissions Events

Open Houses: Join us on campus to learn more about Hackley School.

      • Upper School Open House, scheduled for Saturday, October 29 at 9:00 AM We welcome prospective Hackley students and parents to join us on campus. Hear remarks from Michael Wirtz, Head of School and Andy King, Upper School Director. Get to know Hackley’s Upper School by meeting our faculty members, coaches, students, and parents. Learn more about teaching and learning at Hackley while exploring the Upper School.
      • Lower School Open House, scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 AM We welcome prospective Hackley Lower School parents to join us on campus. Hear remarks from Michael Wirtz, Head of School and Lisa Oberstein, Lower School Director. Get to know Hackley by meeting our faculty members, parents, and Student Ambassadors. Learn more about teaching and learning at Hackley while exploring the Lower School building. Please note that this event is for Parents and Guardians only.
      • Middle School Open House, scheduled for Saturday, November 5 at 9:00 AM We welcome prospective Hackley Middle School students and parents to join us on campus. Hear remarks from Michael Wirtz, Head of School and Shazia Durrani, Middle School Director. Get to know Hackley by meeting our faculty members, parents, and Student Ambassadors. Learn more about teaching and learning at Hackley while exploring the campus.

Information Sessions and Campus Tours: Join the Hackley Admissions Team for an Information Session and a student-led tour of our beautiful 285-acre campus. Learn about Hackley’s academic and extracurricular programs in the Lower, Middle, or Upper School. Our tours provide an excellent introduction to Hackley. Campus tours are available after an application has been submitted.
 
      • Lower School Information Sessions and Campus Tours are for parent(s)/guardian(s) only and last about 60 minutes. Middle and Upper School Information Sessions and Campus Tours last about 60 minutes. Prospective Middle and Upper School students are welcome to join their parent(s)/guardian(s) for the information session and tour. Tour dates and times will be listed here in mid-September.

Thursdays on the Hilltop: Join us for our Virtual Thursdays on the Hilltop Sessions. Each session covers a particular aspect of life at Hackley. A question and answer session is included.
 
      • The Admissions and Financial Aid Application Process at Hackley, scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 PM will feature Sheila Hicks-Rotella, Director of Enrollment Management and Madeleine Metzler, Director of Financial Aid. They will outline Hackley’s admissions and financial aid application processes and timelines.
      • All About Upper School, scheduled for Thursday, October 13 at 7:00 PM will feature Upper School Director, Andy King, faculty members, and students who will speak on the curriculum and student life.
      • All About Middle School, scheduled for Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 PM will feature Middle School Director, Shazia Durrani, faculty members and students who will speak on the curriculum and student life.
      • All About Lower School, scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 PM will feature Lower School Director, Lisa Oberstein, faculty members, parents and former Lower School students who will speak on the curriculum and student life.
      • The Arts at Hackley, scheduled for Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM will feature the Director of Visual Arts and the Director of Performing Arts who will describe their programs and share some of our students' work and performances.
      • Athletics, Health & Wellness at Hackley, scheduled for Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 PM will include a virtual tour of our 115,000 square foot Johnson Center for Health and Wellness, remarks from our Director of Athletics and Chair of Health Education, and an informative panel of coaches and student athletes.
      • Hackley’s K-12 Community, scheduled for Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 PM will feature remarks by Michael Wirtz, Head of School and Cyndy Jean, Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusivity. They and other members of the community will discuss what it is that makes Hackley a special place.
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