Admission Process for Grades 5 – 8

Complete Application:
The admission process begins when we receive a completed application form. Each section of the application must be completed and each question must be answered. If a question does not apply, please insert N/A. The Parental Statements are particularly important as PA is committed to maintaining a quality relationship with you, and therefore, your opinions of the parent/school partnership are crucial.

Application Fee of $50 (non-refundable):
The application, along with the $50 application fee (non-refundable) (checks should be made payable to Pulaski Academy), shall be returned to the Admission Office. A portfolio cannot be considered until the application and application fee are received.

Academic Transcripts or Report Cards:
Please provide your child’s academic record for at least the past 2 years.
PA admission test: All applicants entering grades 1-12 must take an admission test. Testing takes approximately two hours and can be completed on designated test dates or weekdays by appointment throughout the academic year. In addition, all applicants must provide the results of standardized tests taken within one year of application.

Standardized Tests:
All applicants must provide the admission office with a standardized test result earned within one year of application. In addition, all applicants must take Pulaski Academy’s admission test. Please call the Admission Office at 501.604.1923 for testing dates and times.

Teacher Recommendation:
Two teacher recommendations are required. Please have your child’s current or most recent Math and English teachers complete an evaluation. If you are applying during the Early Admission time frame, do not have the teachers complete the evaluations until November 1. If the appropriate evaluation forms are not included with your application packet, they will be sent to you in October.

Note: To ensure confidentiality, the teacher(s) must send or fax completed evaluation form(s) directly to the Admission Office.

Writing Samples:
Three writing samples are required. First, the student should answer in their own handwriting the questions from the Student Statement form. Second, each applicant should submit a writing assignment, such as an essay or research report, that has been graded by a current or recent teacher. Third, the applicant will provide a written response to specific questions when they take the admission test.

Student Interview:
A student interview is preferred but may not be required. If the applicant comes to the school for a visit, the interview can be arranged during that time.

Decision letters will be mailed immediately following the Admission Committee meetings in December and February, or any called special committee session.