The purpose of the Miriam School admissions process has always been to ensure a match between Miriam School’s unique and personalized program and the individual needs of particular applicants. Miriam School accepts applications and admits qualified students on a rolling basis throughout the school year. If you think our school might be a good fit for your child, please be aware of the following process:
Our Director of Admissions would love to hear more about your child’s learning profile to better understand if Miriam School may be an option for him or her. These thirty-minute initial conversations are available by phone or through a Zoom meeting during both mornings and afternoons on weekdays. Use the link below to choose a time that is convenient for you. Parents can also view on our on demand campus tour prior to their conversation.
Following an initial conversation, prospective parents will be emailed an application for admission along with release forms which should be completed and emailed to our office along with supporting documentation. In the event our committee needs more information, we may request a conversation with a child’s teachers or clarify details with parents. Applications are being accepted over email and considered completed when the following documents have been received:
- School Application (provided)
- Intake Release Form (provided)
- Special School District Release Form (if applicable; provided)
- A copy of your child’s most recent diagnostic/educational evaluations – educational and medical
- A copy of your child’s most recent IEP
- A copy of your child’s most recent report card
- A non-refundable $65 application fee (paid online using this link)
Family Tour + Student Visit
Upon receipt of the above information, the Admissions Committee will review the submitted materials. Applicants are considered without regard to race, sex, age, religion, or ethnic origin and applicants are assessed individually by gathering feedback from many perspectives and reviewing diagnostic information. Following this review, the next steps in the admissions process may vary:
- Students may be offered acceptance based on their written application alone without additional assessment. Families can then schedule a tour to see the school in session.
- Students may be asked to attend a one or two day visit at school or at summer camp. The visit includes participation in class activities, lunch, recess, and informal observation by our staff. This time allows the student to experience our school environment and allows our admissions team and faculty to observe a child’s learning style. Families can then schedule a tour at the beginning or end of their child’s visit day.
Review + Decision
Acceptance to Miriam School is on a rolling basis. After review of an application and a student visit to the school, if required, an offer for acceptance may be made by the Director of Admissions. Should classes be full, the child will be placed in a waiting pool for the next available space in an appropriate classroom. Miriam School’s specialized methods of instruction serve students whose diagnoses fall within the mission of the school very well. All applicants are assessed individually by gathering feedback from many perspectives and reviewing diagnostic information. Not all students will find their best fit at Miriam School. If our program is not an appropriate placement for your child, you will be notified by the Director of Admissions. Whenever possible we will try to make suggestions regarding other school options that might be pursued.
Variable Tuition + Enrollment
Miriam School and Miriam Academy are committed to meeting the needs of students who benefit from our programs. Just like our personalized programming, the tuition at Miriam School and Academy is not “one size fits all.” Rather, we match your tuition rate, within a certain range, to your family’s unique financial position. For more about the variable tuition program, visit our Variable Tuition page. After the student visit, families interested in variable tuition simply submit an application to a confidential 3rd party service online. Based on their recommendation and a review by our administration, your variable tuition rate is determined. Families are then offered an enrollment agreement to secure their child’s enrollment for the upcoming year.
Miriam does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicole Gegg, HR Manager, 1138 N. Warson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63132, 314-962-6059, firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit : https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/index.html?src=ft for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.