Apply

We are thrilled you are considering applying to The Bement School. A personal interview or screening, current and previous school transcripts or school reports, teacher recommendations, and testing are required along with your application to apply to Bement. Day student applicants should submit applications by February 1. Subsequent to that date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis dependent on space availability. Applicants who meet the February 1 deadline will receive notification of admission decisions on or by March 10.

Boarding applicants are considered on a rolling basis. International applicants who would like to be considered in the first round of decisions should complete their applications by December 15. Subsequent to that date, international boarding student applications will be considered on a rolling basis dependent on space availability.

The Admission Committee looks for students who will benefit from and who will contribute to the life of the school.

We are happy to help you with the application process. Call the admission office at 413-774-4209 or email admit@bement with any questions.

Application Requirements

Application

Submission of the Application for Admission form begins the application process. You may complete and submit the application that was mailed to the address you provided our office. An application fee of $50 (for applications from a domestic address) or $100 (for applications from an international address) must accompany the application. Or you may wish to apply online.

  • To complete the application online, click the APPLY button below to create an account. If you already have an account, you may click the button to sign in. Once you sign in, add the student who is applying to your account, and fill out the student application form.

APPLY

  • Applicants to grades 3-9 and up may apply using the Standard Application Online. Click on the link below for the SAO.

Writing Sample

Applicants to grades 6 through 9 must complete the following writing sample in their own handwriting. Please mail this with the application or send it separately as an attachment to an email. Click below for the applicant writing sample form.

Applicant Writing Sample

Recommendation Forms

Confidential recommendation forms should be sent to Bement directly from the applicant’s school.

Students applying to kindergarten or grade 1 should have their main teacher complete this evaluation:

Recommendation Form for K-1

Students applying to grades 2-6 should have their main teacher complete this evaluation:

Recommendation Form for Grades 2-6

Students applying to grade 7-9 should have their current math teacher and English teachers complete the following evaluations:

Math Recommendation Form for Grades 7-9

English Recommendation Form for Grades 7-9

Transcripts and School Records

Transcripts or school records for the current year, as well as two years prior, including all standardized test results, should be sent to Bement directly by the applicant's school.

Please complete the Request for Transcripts/School Reports Form below and provide to the applicant’s current school:

Request for Transcripts

Testing

Applicants Grades 3-9

All applicants to grades 3-9 are required to submit testing results. Applicants to grades 3-5 should submit the full evaluation and recommendations from WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children).

A list of local area evaluators is included here to assist you:

WISC Administrators local to Bement

Applicants to grades 6-9 should submit EITHER the full evaluation and recommendations from WISC-V (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) or SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) results.

If you intend to submit SSAT results, enter The Bement School's code (#1570) on your SSAT registration form and the results will be sent directly to Bement.

Upon review of the student's application materials, the Admission Committee may require additional testing.

School Visit

Please call 413-774-4209 or email us at admit@bement.org to arrange a campus visit. We schedule visits Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. when school is in session.

Day student applicants generally stay for an entire day. Once a day student is connected with their host, parents or guardians tour campus with someone from the admission office. After their tour, parents depart and return at the end of the school day. During the visit, day student applicants will attend classes and lunch. An interview with an admission officer (for applicants to grades 4 through 9) or a screening with our lower school head (for applicants to grades 1, 2, or 3) will take place during the day. Students return to the admission office at the end of the day to meet their family. Kindergarten applicants attend one of three small group screenings scheduled in February and April as part of their application process.

Boarding student applicants and their family usually visit campus for a tour and interview. The tour and interview process usually takes about two hours. If you would like to meet with someone in particular during your visit - a department head, a coach, a member of our music or art department - please let us know at the time you arrange your appointment. After returning from the campus tour, students will interview with an admission officer.

Schedule a Visit

Admission Deadlines

December 15 - Applications due from International Students

International applicants who would like to be considered in the first round of decisions should complete their applications by December 15. Subsequent to that date, international boarding student applications will be considered on a rolling basis dependent on space availability.

January 16 - Decision Notifications sent to International Applicants

International applicants who applied by December 15 will receive notification of admission decisions on January 16.

February 1 - Applications due from Domestic Students

Domestic day and boarding applicants who would like to be considered in the first round of decisions should complete their applications by February 1. Subsequent to that date, applications will be considered on a rolling basis dependent on space availability.

February 1 - Financial Aid Applications due

Financial aid applications and supporting documents due.

By March 10 - Decision Notifications sent to Domestic Applicants

Domestic day and boarding applicants who applied by February 1 will receive notification of admission decisions on or by March 10.

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