Upper School

Preparation for the demands of college and beyond. Advanced courses combined with opportunities for independent research empower students to dive deeply into their passions.

Admissions Timeline

After Sept. 1            Accepting applications for all grade levels

Monday, Feb. 17     Application deadline for 1st round decisions

Friday, Feb. 28        First round admission decisions

Friday, Mar. 13        Second round admissions decisions

Apr. through Aug.   Rolling admissions where space is available

Upper school student admissions process

Part One

  • Complete the Online Application
  • Upload a photo of your child
  • Pay your $75 application fee online (includes testing fee)
  • Email  Parent Authorization Form
  • Email  Parent Questionnaire
  • Email  Student Questionnaire

...or mail the paper application, forms, photo and payment to:


3650 Reed Road

Columbus, Ohio 43220

Attention: Admissions Office

Part Two

  • Ask your child’s math, English, and any third special area teacher/counselor/coach 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.
  • Please complete the Transcript Request Form and forward this form to your child’s current school.

Part Three

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 25, 2020 beginning at 9 a.m. at Wellington. An alternate test date is offered on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon.