Thank you for your interest in Bryn Mawr! We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce you to our school, and to get to know you and your family.
The Admission Office reviews each application to gain a comprehensive understanding of a student’s qualifications and potential. We look for bright students with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a passion for learning. We want every girl to thrive at Bryn Mawr, and our admission process seeks to make sure that there is a good match between admitted students and our program.
 
Below you will find details about our application process, divided by grade level. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team.

Click the tabs below to view the application steps for your child's entering grade.

Grades K-1

Step 1

Action: Attend a Fall Visiting Day, Open House, or Campus Tour
Due Date
Register online or call 410-323-8800; can be completed prior to application

Step 2

Action: Complete application and pay $60 fee. Application fee waivers are available for siblings of currently enrolled students and daughters of alumni. Please contact us to obtain your code.
Due Date: Rolling after Dec. 15 (on a space available basis)
Form
Application

Step 3

Action: Individual student testing
Due Date: Scheduled upon receipt of application
Forms: See testing requirements below

Step 4

Action: Attend individual Parent Information Session
Due Date: Scheduled upon receipt of application, often during student's testing

Step 5

Action: School transcripts (Pre-first and First grade applicants only)
Due Date: Jan. 4, 2019 (sent directly from current school)
Form: Transcript Release Form - PDF (150K)

Step 6

Action: Common Referral Form
Due Date: Jan. 4, 2019 (sent directly from current school)
FormsCommon Referral Form - PDF (150K)

Step 7

Action: Attend Winter Play Date for K-1 applicants.
Due Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019. 10:30am-12pm. Register online this fall.

Testing Requirements

List of 3 items.

  • Grades K-1

    Bryn Mawr uses a combination of testing instruments that helps the Admission Committee measure developmental and academic readiness. Students are tested individually in the mornings during the months of November, December and January.

    Date: November - January
    Time: Mornings - time scheduled upon receipt of application
    Tests: Grades K-1 Testing
    Location: The Bryn Mawr School - Get Directions
  • Grades 2-4

    Bryn Mawr offers one date for group testing for students applying for grades 2 - 4.

    Date: Jan. 5, 2019
    Time: 8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (please arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. to register)
    Tests: Otis-Lennon School Ability Test - Stanford Achievement Test
    Location: Admission Cottage Get Directions

    Parents are invited to join Head of School Sue Sadler, and Lower School Director Laurie Vennes for coffee and conversation in the Admission Cottage from 9-9:45am.
    • We will be happy to share the results of this testing with other schools.
    • If the Bryn Mawr date is inconvenient for you, you may sign up for testing at another school. Please ask them to send your daughter's testing results to the Bryn Mawr Admission Office.
    • If your daughter does plan to test at Bryn Mawr, please make sure to register in your Parent Portal.
  • Grades 5-12

    Bryn Mawr offers two dates for group testing for students applying for grades 5 - 12.

    Date: Nov. 17, 2018
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    TestsIndependent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Register Now
    Location: Centennial Hall - Get Directions

    Date: Dec. 15, 2018
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Tests: Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Register Now
    Location: Centennial Hall - Get Directions

    • If the Bryn Mawr dates are inconvenient for you, you may sign up for testing at another school.
    • Please indicate on the ISEE registration that they should send your daughter's testing results to the Bryn Mawr Admission Office.
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.