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The admission process    
Getting to know Gordon
Step 1: Inquire

Complete an inquiry form and peruse the website as you begin to learn about Gordon. Call the office at 401-434-3833 and the Admission staff will find a time to walk you through the campus and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, come to one of the Open Houses, which take place each year in November and January.
Now would also be a good time to start following Gordon through FacebookTwitterInstagram, and the “Considering Gordon for your child?” mailing list

Step 2: Apply

Once you're ready to submit an application for your child, you can do so online at

If you prefer to mail in a paper application, you may request one by emailing

Your completed application will need to include a record release form and a current teacher recommendation form. 

Applications for admission for the 2017-18 school year are due no later than February 15, 2017. The sooner you get yours in, the better, as this will allow Gordon to move forward in a timely fashion to complete the rest of the process. Applications received after February 15, 2017 for September 2017 will be considered only if space is available. 

Financial aid applications for the 2017-18 school year must be submitted by February 1, 2017. You can read more about this process at
Step 3: Applicant Classroom Visit

After Gordon receives the completed application, you can schedule a classroom visit for your child, where they spend time in a Gordon classroom with their peers. Depending on your child's age, they may spend from an hour and a half to a full day in the classroom. The admission team will also do an age-appropriate interview with your child, including some brief and fun assessment activities to get to know them better. 

Step 4: Parent interview

At the parent interview, you can talk with the admission team about your child and what you are looking for in relation to your child's education. The parent interview can take place when you take your school tour, if you have extra time and your child is not with you, or while your child is visiting in the classroom. If neither of those times are possible, another time can be scheduled.

Step 5: Admission Decision

The admission committee reviews each application thoughtfully and thoroughly. You can read more about how admission decisions are made and the admission philosophy here. Each applicant will receive one of three decisions: a letter of acceptance, placement in a wait pool, or a denial of admission. If your application is accepted, you will need to send an enrollment contract and deposit within three weeks. The admission office will stay in close contact with applicants placed in the admission wait pool. If you receive a deny letter, then it was decided that Gordon was not a good match. Families will be notified about admission decisions on or around March 3rd. 

Please don't hesitate to contact Gordon with any questions.

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