Preparing young minds for the challenges of higher education.


Wellington strives to create mature, curious, and active learners. Our teachers do that in part with a prescribed curriculum – but there’s also room for flexibility to meet each student’s needs and talents. Experiential learning is at the core of our educational approach. In some cases, that involves using innovative technology. In others, it’s leaving the classroom. Still other classes may involve outside experts. Our size enables us to provide students with wide-ranging opportunities to explore their varied interests and nurture their diverse talents.


How to apply

  1. Complete the Online Application, plus the Parent Authorization Form (PDF), the Parent Questionnaire (PDF), and the Student Questionnaire (PDF) and return to:
    The Wellington School
    3650 Reed Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43220
    Attention: Admissions Office
    Please enclose a current photograph of your child and the non-refundable application fee of $50 payable to The Wellington School.
  2. Ask your child’s math, English, and school counselor (or director) to complete Teacher Recommendation Forms (see links below) and return them to the Admissions Office. These recommendations are the most effective when the teacher has known the student for a minimum of three months. Also, please complete the Transcript Request Form (PDF) and forward this form to your child’s current school.
  3. Call the Admissions Office at 614-324-1564 to register for a test date and to schedule a visit for your child. The application and authorization forms must be received prior to the test and visit date. Admissions tests for grades 5 – 12 will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 beginning at 9 a.m. at The Wellington School. An alternate test date is offered on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The first round of acceptance letters are mailed on March 1. Applications completed after that date will be considered as space is available.


Important Forms for Grades 5 – 12


Online Application

Parent Authorization Form (PDF)

Math Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF)

English Teacher Recommendation Form (PDF)

Counselor/School Official Recommendation Form (PDF)

Parent Questionnaire (PDF)

Transcript Request Form (PDF)

Student Questionnaire (PDF)


Contact Admissions


The Wellington School
3650 Reed Road
Columbus, OH 43220