Application Process

Application Checklist

Application Checklist

List of 3 items.

  • STEP ONE Request Information

    Fill out a short information request form. You will receive a viewbook and information about Woodberry Forest School in your mailbox, as well as additional videos and digital information about the school.
  • STEP TWO Schedule a Campus Visit

    Overnight visits are offered Thursday, Friday, and Sunday evenings.

    Contact the Admission Department

    8:45 a.m. | 10:00 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:45 p.m.

    8:45 a.m. | 9:30 a.m. | 10:15 a.m.

    This is a chance for the admission team to get
    to know you better, and for you to ask questions
    about the school. Just relax and be yourself.

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  • STEP THREE Start Your Application

    Fill our the online application or complete the SAO.

    Remember to schedule a campus visit and interview.

    Complete the required standardized test by registering at Applicants for grades 9 and 10 must take the SSAT. Applicants for grade 11 may submit PSAT scores. International applicants whose primary language is not English must submit a TOEFL test score.

    Submit recommendations from your English teacher, math teacher, and school counselor or head of school.

    Submit transcripts from the two previous school years and the first marking period of your current school year. 
    Applying for tuition assistance is a separate application process. The tuition assistance page and brochure has all the information, instructions, and deadlines.

    What happens after I complete my application?
    You will be able to check the status of your application and whether we have received your  supplemental materials in your electronic account. 

    You will be notified of an admissions decision on March 10. Applications submitted after the first-round deadline of January 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in April.

    If you are accepted to Woodberry Forest, we ask that you let us know if you intend to enroll by April 10.
Just finding out about Woodberry? There is still time to apply! We recognize that the journey to join the Woodberry community begins at different times for everyone. If you haven't yet started an application for the 2022-2023 school year but are interested in doing so, please give us a call at 888-798-9371 or email us at and let us know. 
Applying to boarding school is easier than you might think! When applying to a private school like Woodberry, you'll be asked to tell us a bit about yourself and your interests. We'll also want to hear from some of your teachers and will ask you to submit transcripts and graded material so we can understand some of your academic strengths.

Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.