Upper School Process

Grades 9 - 12 Admissions Process

Complete an Application

Submit an online application. There is a $60 fee. Application fee waivers are available for siblings of currently enrolled students and daughters of alumnae.  Please contact us to obtain your code.
In order to complete our secure online application, you will need an account and password.
  • If you already have an account and password, click the button below to log in and continue your application.
  • If you are a new user, click on "Create an Account."
  • If you have previously created an account but have forgotten your password, reset your password here by selecting the "Forgot your password?" link.
The application deadline is December 16, 2019. 

Make an Appointment to Visit RPCS

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 invited to a Student Visiting Day where they will attend classes with an RPCS student hostess, meet other students, teachers, the Upper School Division Head and members of the Studio and Performing Arts and Athletics communities. Each student will have an interview with a member of the Admissions Committee.
Other things to know:
  • 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 & Guardians: Parents and guardians will be interviewed the morning of their daughters Visiting Day by a member of our Administrative Council, followed by a roundtable discussion with our Head of School, Caroline Blatti, and a student-led tour of RPCS. 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.

Schedule Admissions Testing

Students applying for grades 9-12 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). 

To register for the ISEE, click here. Testing will be available at RPCS on Saturday, November 23, 2019 and Saturday, January 11, 2020, although it is not required to take the exam at RPCS.

Remember to request that the ISEE results be sent to RPCS!

RPCS will need to receive ISEE scores on or before January 17, 2020.

Request Common School Referral Forms

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 15, 2019 but before January 17, 2020.

Common School Referral Forms

Request School Transcript

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 from her current school.

Please submit after December 1, 2019 but before January 17, 2020.

Authorization Form

Complete Merit Scholarship Application (Optional)

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:
  • Strong academic abilities
  • Leadership potential
  • Interest in our extracurricular offerings
  • Qualities that further the mission of the school
Applications due Monday, January 6, 2020.


Important Dates

December 16: Application Due

January 6: Financial Aid Application Due

January 17: Admissions File Complete

February 21: Admissions Notification Day

April 21: Spring Open House