Upper School Experience: Open House (Optional)
We welcome all families interested in RPCS for Upper School to visit campus for our optional Open House during the Fall to meet our faculty, staff, coaches and students!
Open House: Thursday, October 13, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Visit Day + Parent Information Session (Required) Student: Once an application to RPCS is received, you will receive an email with a link to register for a Visit Day.All applicants to grades 9-12 are required to attend a Student Visit Day where they will attend classes with an RPCS student hostess, meet other students, teachers, the Upper School Division Head and additional members of our community. Applicants will also be interviewed by a member of the Upper School Admissions Committee on their Visit Day.
What to wear: Comfortable attire. If you have a school uniform, you can wear it — many visitors do.
What to bring: You do not need to bring any school materials with you. Bring any medications/inhalers that may be needed over course of your visit. We will also let the nurse know of medical concerns.
Lunch: Snack and lunch are provided. If you feel more comfortable bringing your own lunch, you may — but our Dining Hall has amazing food!
Parents and Guardians: Parents and guardians will be interviewed on campus the morning of their daughters’ Visit Day by a member of the RPCS Administrative Team, participate in a student-led tour of the school, and join a group discussion with our Sarah Rollfinke, Upper School Head, Melissa Carter-Bey, Assistant Head of the Upper School, Elisha James, Director of K-12 Student Life and Engagement, along with current students and parents. If you are unable to join us the day your daughter is visiting, please contact the Admissions Office to schedule another time to visit campus for your interview: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Day Dates:
Tuesday, October 18
Friday, October 21
Tuesday, November 1
Tuesday, November 8
Friday, November 11
Thursday, November 17
Monday, December 5
Monday, January 9
Thursday, January 12
Teacher Roundtables via Zoom: Optional
Join us for a unique opportunity to meet with faculty members from the Upper School in a casual, conversational setting. The perfect setting to have a deeper dive into the RPCS curriculum, philosophy, and teaching styles of our Upper School faculty. Dates TBD.
Students applying for grades 9-12 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). RPCS will host ISEE testing on Saturday, November 19, 2022 and Saturday, January 7, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12 pm. To register for the ISEE testing, click here.
If the RPCS testing dates are inconvenient for you, you may sign up for testing at another school, a Prometric center, or ISEE at Home. Please be sure to add RPCS’s ISEE school code 210180 for us to receive the scores.
RPCS will need to receive ISEE scores on or before January 15, 2023.
Submit the Common School Referral Forms to your daughter’s current school to be completed by her teachers and emailed or mailed directly to the RPCS Admissions Office. We require Common School Referral Forms from her English and math teachers.
Please complete after November 12, 2022 but before January 15, 2023.
Submit an Authorization Form to your daughter’s current school for the release of school records/transcripts. The forms are to be sent directly to RPCS via mail or email (email@example.com) from her current school.
Please submit after December 2, 2022 but before January 15, 2023.
New incoming ninth grade candidates: To apply for the Janet Bauer Hartman Merit Scholarship, please complete the application and short answers, in addition to the RPCS admissions application. If you are not awarded the Janet Bauer Hartman, 1968 Upper School Merit Scholarship, you will automatically be considered for the Head of School and Board of Trustees Merit Scholarships.
New Upper School candidates: To apply for the Head of School Scholarship, please complete the application and reflective questions in addition to the RPCS admissions application.
Please keep in mind the following criteria for consideration for our Merit Scholarships:
Average stanine of 7 on the ISEE
High academic performance as demonstrated in the current school transcript
Strong common referral forms from math and English teachers
Due to overwhelming interest, if your daughter does not meet these baseline academic requirements, it is highly unlikely that she will be considered for a merit award.
The most competitive merit scholarship candidates will be exceptional individuals possessing: