Welcome to Drew!
We hope as you explore our website you gain a real appreciation for Drew's vibrant learning community. This is a school that values your unique talents, skills, and interests and provides an exceptional environment for you to stretch yourself, connect, learn, and grow. This is what high school should be.
The opportunity to guide families through the admissions process and highlight the transformational experience and outstanding education at Drew is a distinct honor. We know and believe in teenagers, and we harness that knowledge to challenge you to fulfill your individual potential and become the best version of yourself. We talk a lot about finding your voice and making an impact here at Drew -- and we believe that process truly begins with the admissions journey.
We are looking forward to partnering with you every step of the way!
This year Drew is offering three ways to complete your student interview. Interviews allow the admissions team and committee to get to know who you are as a person and learner. Please keep in mind that your candidacy for Drew will not be advantaged or disadvantaged based on which option you select. We believe these are all great options to get to know you and we can’t wait!
Please fill out the following short form, so we know which interview option you are interested in. Once we receive your completed form, someone will follow up with more information about your interview choice. Below are the interview options. If you choose not to interview, it will not affect your chances of acceptance. Please keep in mind that you can submit the video interview in addition to one of the other interview options if you wish. Please reach out if you have any other questions.
The Admissions Team
Option 1: 5-minute one-way video interview.
One-way video interviews allow you to record yourself answering questions in your own time using a device of your choice: phone, tablet, laptop, etc for up to 5 minutes. We will provide you with a list of prompts/questions for you to answer as if you were on Drew’s campus sitting down with one of us. This should not be scripted, produced with music and/or graphics, and should not be perfect! We simply want to get to know the real you.
Using this link, upload your 5-minute videos to Dropbox and the admissions team will add your submission to Ravenna. You can also submit a video interview in addition to one of the other interview options. Here is a list of questions to help guide your video
Option 2: 20 minute 1:1 Zoom interview with a member of the Drew community.
1:1 interviews are conducted via Zoom. There is no need to prepare anything in advance. We want to get to know you and will do our best to do so using a series of questions. These 1:1 interviews are meant to be more like conversations. Please note that this option will require you to participate with your camera and microphone on.
We will reach out to you with more details and how to sign up.
Option 3: 20-minute experiential group interview on January 10, 2021 1:00-1:30pm
The experiential group interview led by our Director of Experiential Education, Dr. David Fitzgerald, will allow us to get to know you in multiple ways through observation as you navigate a challenge or task with a small group of your peers. The purpose of this experience is not to see who is able to outperform the other or to demonstrate mastery but instead to see how you interact, collaborate, problem-solve, and learn. There is no need to prepare anything in advance. Please note that this option will require you to participate with your camera and microphone on.
Please sign up for this interview option through Ravenna. A zoom link and instructions will be provided before the event.
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), all in-person visits and admissions events will be conducted virtually for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. We’ve redesigned our admissions process to provide you with an abundance of virtual offerings to discover Drew safely from a distance. To receive the latest announcements and event registration information please make sure to inquire via Ravenna.
Please note that Drew will not consider standardized tests such as the SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT as a part of our applicant review process for the 2020-2021 admissions season. Read more about this decision here. If you wish to submit any supplemental materials other than test scores that would you feel would help us understand you better as an applicant please submit those materials by email.
Hear from Director of Admissions, Joanna Lovett and Head of School, David Frankenberg as they introduce you to the admissions process and Drew School!
At Drew we go beyond. We believe that in order for learning and true understanding to make the biggest impact it must be relevant, connected, and extend beyond the classroom. Join us to hear big impact stories of Drew students followed by an opportunity to meet the experts who bring learning to life every day in interactive breakout sessions.
Learn more about our Mission and Vision with our Head of School, David Frankenberg, and the Deans during one of these Parent/Guardian only events.
Experience what it is like to be a part of Drew’s dynamic community of learners by attending a virtual school visit including tour, student showcases, and live q+a with students.
Get the inside scoop from the Drew community through an abundance of live panel events.
Both the Student and Parent/Guardian Applications are due by January 7, 2021. Applications are submitted through Ravenna. A $90 application fee is due with the submission. Some application fee waivers will be available upon request.
Drew requires a recommendation from your current math teacher, English teacher, and principal or counselor. Please follow the instructions on Ravenna for accessing and submitting all forms. In Ravenna, you will need to provide the email addresses of your recommendation writers so they receive the forms directly from Ravenna with instructions.
See the Financial Aid page of the Drew website for complete information about Drew’s Financial Aid program. Financial Aid applications must received by January 7, 2021.
Information Sessions (all)
- September 10, 2020 - 4:30-5:30pm
- September 15, 2020 - 4:30-5:30pm
Information Session in Spanish (Spanish speakers)
- September 30, 2020 - 4:30-5:30pm
OCTOBER TO JANUARY 2020
Meet David and the Deans (parent/guardians)
- October 6, 2020 - 9:15-10:15am
- November 18, 2020 - 9:15-10:15am
- December 8, 2020 - 9:15-10:15am
- January 6, 2020 - 9:15-10:15am
Beyond the Classroom Series (all)
- October 25, 2020 - 10am-12pm
- November 10, 2020 - 5pm-7pm
- December 6, 2020 - 2pm-4pm
Virtual Student Visits (students)
- October 7, 2020 - 4pm-5pm
- October 14, 2020 - 4pm-5pm
- October 27, 2020 - 4pm-5pm
- November 3, 2020 - 4pm-5pm
- November 19, 2020 - 4pm-5pm
- December 15, 2020 - 4pm-5pm
- January 7, 2021 - 4pm-5pm
- January 19, 2021 - 4pm-5pm
- Admissions Intern Edition - November 4, 2020 - 4:30pm-5pm
- Student Athlete Edition - November 11, 2020 - 4:30pm-5pm
- Music Program Edition - January 5, 2021 - 5:00pm-5:30pm
- Theatre Program Edition - January 7, 2021 - 5:00pm-5:30pm
- Visual Arts Program Edition - January 7, 2021 - 5:30pm-6:00pm
JANUARY 7, 2021
Parent/Guardian + Student Applications due
Financial Aid Application due
- Who is a good fit for Drew?
- How many students are there in each grade?
- What does it mean if my child is waitlisted or denied admission?
- Where do Drew students live?
- What if the student visit dates and times do not work for my family's schedule?
- Standardized Testing Not Required to Apply to Drew
- Does Drew accept transfer students?
- What are the test requirements for transfer students?
- What are Drew's Graduation Requirements?
- Should I apply if my child has learning differences that require accommodations?
- Do you admit international students?
- Can my child re-apply next year if not admitted this year?
- Does Drew have a dress code?
- From what schools do your applicants come?
Non-Discrimination Policy: The Drew School welcomes to its community students of any race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The School applies all legal,non-discrimination standards in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.