Your Fall To-Do List for the School Search

We thought this might be a good time to check in with all of our prospective students and families regarding the secondary school search and what you should be thinking about as the fall progresses.

At this point, you are probably still in the information collecting phase. You should be attending school fairs and/or open houses, asking for printed materials and perusing brochures and websites in an effort to finalize your school list (i.e. schools to which you will apply).

Once you have your list, it is important to schedule your visits. For Nobles, all visits are scheduled online. Once you submit your inquiry via our website, you will receive an email from us with a link to a scheduling page. Applicants to our Upper School (grades 9-11) will schedule a tour and an interview. Applicants to our Middle School (grades 7 and 8) will schedule a tour and a Group Activity session. Some of our dates are already booked, so you will want to get moving with the scheduling piece soon if you haven’t started already.

Here are a few others things that you should be thinking about at this point:

  1. Register for the standardized test. Upper School applicants should take the SSAT ( while Middle School applicants should take the ISEE (
  2. Look over your applications. Start to familiarize yourself with essay and short answer questions.
  3. Ask your teachers for recommendations. You are required to submit recommendations from your school (guidance or placement counselor) and from your current math and English teachers. It’s a good idea to ask your teachers now if they would be willing to submit a recommendation on your behalf.

As always, we are here to answer your questions, so feel free to reach out to us anytime (



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