How To Apply

Admissions Process

Our goal through the admissions process is to help you determine if The Orchard School is the best educational fit for your child and your family. The Admissions Team is here to help you through this process. Please see the steps below for application instructions. We look forward to receiving your application!

Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or age in its admissions process, its programs or its activities. 
  1. Application
    Click here to apply. The application deadline for first round placement is January 31, 2022 to be considered for first round offers in March. After this date, applications will be considered through rolling admission as positions remain available. If you have previously requested information through our website or applied for any child at Orchard, you will select "Already have an account" when you click through. If you do not know your username or password, select "First Time Logging In/Forgot Your Login".

  2. Records and Reports:
    Student records (report cards/ progress reports and academic testing) must be provided. If your child has had any professional evaluations, please include copies of the evaluation results. Records may be delivered, mailed, or scanned and emailed to

  3. Confidential Teacher Recommendations: 
    Each applicant's current teacher must provide a confidential teacher recommendation form, found on the right side of this page, directly to the Admissions Office by scan and email to This requirement is waived for Multiage and Kindergarten applicants who are not currently in a daycare/classroom setting. Applicants for fifth through eighth grade must submit two confidential teacher recommendation forms.

  4. Student Assessment:
    All students are required to complete a student assessment as part of the admissions process. A completed application, including all requested forms and records, must be submitted before an assessment can be scheduled. Parents/Guardians of applicants may contact the admissions office ( to schedule their child's participation in an assessment.

  5. Admissions Notification:
    Admissions decisions for first round offers are mailed on Friday, March 4, 2022. After this date, applicants will be considered through rolling admission as positions remain available. 

Please return all materials to the admissions department at The Orchard School.

The Orchard School 
615 W. 64th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260


Admissions Assessments

All applicants for the 2021-2022 school year will be invited to attend a required assessment. 

Each applicant will be assigned an assessment time.

Questions? Contact Krystal Wood at

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