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Application Process

Our admissions process is highly personalized.  Our goal is to learn as much as possible about your child while we, in turn, help you to learn more about the MPH community.

The Admissions Process

First, Tell Us You’re Interested

The first step is to complete an inquiry form. This notifies the Admissions team of your family’s interest in MPH, and should be completed in advance of an application. A member of the Admissions team will respond promptly to provide you with more information, answer your questions, and offer guidance as you prepare for the application process to come.

Visiting MPH

Individual Visits 

We welcome families to visit at any time – even if you have not yet applied. 

  • “First Look” tours are available on weekdays and include a campus tour and conversation with a member of the Admissions Team.
  • Students with completed applications for Middle & Upper School have an opportunity to take part in a “Shadow Day” to experience a “day in the life” at MPH.
  • Lower school students with completed applications may come in for a half or full day classroom visit.
  • Please note that classes end in early June at MPH. 

Please email admissions@mphschool.org or call 315-446-2452 to schedule your visit!

Time to Apply

An application to MPH begins with submission of our Online Application Form. There is a $60 application fee charged at the time of submission.* You will then be prompted to provide some supplemental materials; these materials vary by grade level and can all be easily submitted using our online application portal. (See below for more details).

*MPH is committed to accessibility in all aspects of our program, including our admissions process. Please contact us at admissions@mphschool.org if you have concerns about the cost of applying for admission to MPH. 

In most cases, new students enter MPH in the fall semester.

We strongly encourage families to apply for admission by April 15 to be considered for the following fall. This timing will allow for maximum consideration for both admission, tuition assistance, and payment plans.

Applications will be considered for admission and tuition assistance on a space-available basis after April 15.

Please note that we have very limited capacity to enroll new students in Grade 5 for the 2024-25 academic year. 

Admissions Decisions 

Admissions decisions are communicated on a rolling basis, depending upon when your application was completed. We allow families time to consider our admissions offer, ask questions, connect with our community, and explore tuition assistance options before deciding whether to enroll their child.

Supplemental Application Items

After submitting the Online Application Form, you will have access to a helpful checklist that will prompt you to submit the supplemental items listed below directly through our application portal.

Early Learning (Pre-K and K)

  • Parent Questionnaire
  • “Let’s Play” Readiness Exercises (completed at home)
  • Reports from Current/Previous program, if applicable
  • Teacher Assessment Form, if applicable
  • 504 or IEP, if applicable

Note: Children who will have turned three years old by June 1 are eligible to apply for Pre-Kindergarten. Children who will have turned five years old by December 1 are eligible to apply for Kindergarten. Visit our Information for Pre-K and K page for more information about our program and the admissions process for the Early Learning program.

Lower School (Grades 1-5)

  • Official current and prior year report cards
  • Teacher Assessment Form
  • 504 or IEP, if applicable

Middle & Upper School (Grades 6-12)

  • Official current and prior year report cards
  • English & Math Teacher Recommendations
  • Student Questionnaire
  • Personal Recommendation (optional)
  • 504 or IEP, if applicable

International Students

MPH has a long history of welcoming international students to our campus. Please visit our international admissions page for more information on the admissions process and campus experience.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy: Manlius Pebble Hill School admits students of any race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and abilities to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability in administration of its educational policies, admission process, financial aid and scholarship programs, and other school-administered programs.