Step 1: Learn
Begin your journey by reading about the program at Stevenson. After you complete the Request Information form, we'll send you a viewbook, a course catalog, and our College and University Acceptance brochure. This will introduce you to Stevenson.
If what you read seems interesting, then it's time to move on to Step Two, "Apply."
Step 2: Apply
Applicants to Stevenson are strongly encouraged to complete the application process on line using one of the first two methods below.
Stevenson Online Application: Stevenson On Line Application: Completing your Stevenson application on line is straightforward and efficient.
SSAT Standard Application On Line: If you are applying to multiple schools that accept the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSAT) Standard Application On Line, you may prefer to apply online through SSAT.
Alternatively, applicants who would prefer to apply using paper forms, may do so through one of the following formats:
Download all of the application forms from this site. When you submit the application, please be sure to include the application fee.
- Request a paper application packet: Please email us or call us at 831-625-8309 and we will forward the application forms you need.
Stevenson's priority deadline is February 1. Stevenson will consider applications until enrollment is full, at which time students can apply for the wait list. After the February 1 deadline, interested students are encouraged to email us or call 831-625-8309 to learn about possible openings.
Step 3: Visit / Interview
Campus Visits and On Campus Interviews
Contact us to arrange a campus visit and interview by calling the admission office at 831-625-8309 or email us. Campus visits are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday when classes are in session. During your visit you will take a campus tour with one of our students, interview with a member of the Admission Office staff, participate in a class, and have the chance to learn about the programs that are of particular interest to you. In April, accepted students are invited to return for a second visit that will include attending a half day of classes.
Our annual Preview Day and Open House are also great opportunities to visit campus and experience Stevenson. For more information and to RSVP please click here.
Off Campus Interviews
Off campus interviews may be arranged if a member of our Admission Office is traveling to your area. Please see the Where We'll Be section of our website for the latest information on our travels.
For students unable to visit campus, Skype interviews are offered while school is in session, Monday through Friday, at several times throughout the day. Please have several dates and times in mind, then contact our office to schedule a Skype interview.
Candidates from China requesting interviews are required to contact our affiliate in China - Vericant - which will conduct preliminary interviews. Candidates will also submit a writing sample during their visit with Vericant. Vericant does not evaluate candidates but, instead, posts the interviews online for Stevenson’s Admission Office to review. Candidates will then be selected by the School for formal interviews. To learn more about Vericant, please visit the Vericant website. Please note that the deadline for interviews for fall 2017 admission has passed.
Overseas candidates are cautioned that Stevenson employs no organization to represents its interests outside the continental United States. While Stevenson School has a warm relationship with a number of reputable consulting agencies who will refer candidates to the School, no agency can guarantee that their candidate will be admitted to our School. No agency has permission to use Stevenson's images or information for the purpose of marketing that agency without Stevenson's permission.
Stevenson does have an affiliation with Vericant, which conducts a pre-interview screening process for the School in China, but Vericant does not represent candidates and does not claim to offer an advantage to the candidate during the application process.
Step 4: Test
All applicants to Stevenson School are required to take a standardized admission test. For priority consideration, applicants need to complete the admission test no later than early February in the year in which they are applying.
Applicants to Grade 9 or 10
Students may take either:
Applicants to Grade 11 or 12
Applicants may submit results from the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) in lieu of the SSAT or ISEE.
- SSAT (6082)
- ISEE (570943)
International Student Applicants
Applicants living outside of the US may request to be exempt from the TOEFL iBT if they meet all of the following requirements:
The applicant must:
- Speak English as his or her first language at home
- Have attended a school for at least three years where the primary language of instruction was English
- Demonstrate English fluency on the SSAT or ISEE
To request exemption from TOEFL iBT, an applicant must submit the TOEFL Exemption Form (see below), SSAT or ISEE scores, and a writing sample to the Admission Board for review.
Submit your TOEFL Exemption Request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org in PDF (.pdf) or WORD (.doc) format. The subject line must read “TOEFL Exemption Request: Student’s Full Name.” The Admission Board will review your request and respond to you within two weeks of receiving the form.
TOEFL Exemption Request Form (PDF)
TOEFL Exemption Request Form (WORD)
- SSAT (6082)
- ISEE (570943)
- TOEFL iBT (8081)
All test results must be sent to Stevenson directly from the testing organization. We will not accept score reports from the applicant’s family, agents, or consultants.
Step 5: Continue to Learn
As the year progresses, we'll send you invitations to our annual Open House, receptions in your area, and other events that will allow you to learn even more about Stevenson. We believe that the more information you have, the better off you'll be in your search for the perfect school.