We accept REACH Prep students at the end of their 4th grade year after they complete the admissions process.

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Complete an Eligibility Form (English or Spanish to determine if your 4th grade student meets the eligibility requirements to apply for the program.


Qualified students and parents are invited to attend an information session to learn more about REACH Prep.


Students submit an application and take the admissions exam.


Step 4

Student finalists and their families are invited for an interview.


Step 5

Families are notified if their child is accepted into REACH Prep.


Admitted students begin a 15-month academic program Monday through Friday during the summer, and Saturdays during the school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate in the program?

REACH Prep is a completely free program.

Does REACH Prep offer scholarships to independent schools or colleges?

No, we do not offer scholarships. However, our Scholars are eligible for financial aid and scholarships offered by independent schools, colleges and other organizations. We work with families to secure financial aid. To date, Scholars have received more than $50 million cumulatively in merit and need-based financial aid for independent schools and colleges.

Who should apply?

REACH Prep seeks out bright and motivated students who are ready for a new challenge. Children who love school and are looking for a more engaging and vibrant learning community are the perfect candidates for our program and should apply in the fall of their 4th grade year.

How do I nominate a student?

If you know a motivated 4th grade student and would like to nominate them for the program, please contact our Director of Admissions and Enrollment at or
203-487-0750, ext. 102.

How do I apply for my child?

Please follow this link (Eligibility Form) to start the process. Once you have entered your information and we have determined eligibility for your child, you will be invited to register for an information session.


Please contact our Director of Admissions and Enrollment at or
203-487-0750, ext. 102

The first step to start the application process is to fill out our Eligibility Form.

Eligibility form