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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.

We encourage prospective families to connect with a member of our Admissions team before beginning an application.

Our Admissions staff will provide guidance and support to help you submit your child’s application, explore opportunities for financial support, and make connections with members of 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.

Join Us for an Information Session

We offer both in person and virtual information sessions throughout the year. Our next information sessions will be taking place on Wednesday, December 6, online only.

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 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 1 to be considered for the following fall. This timing will allow for maximum consideration for both admission and financial aid.

Applications will be accepted and considered on a space-available basis after April 1.

Admissions Decisions and School Visits

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 financial support before deciding whether to enroll their child.

Families who have received an offer of admission are given the opportunity to tour campus and connect with our faculty, students, and administrators. Please note that classes end in early June at MPH. 

  • Students accepted to Middle & Upper School also have an opportunity to attend a Visit Day in the spring to experience a “day in the life” at MPH.
  • Lower School student visits are offered in the spring for students accepted to Grades 4 and 5

In-person appointments with the Admissions Office are by appointment only; please email prior to visiting our campus. 

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.