How to Apply

Chartwell views the admissions process as a collaborative venture in which we work closely with parents to determine the educational choice that is best for their child. While prospective families learn about Chartwell, we learn about prospective students and their individual needs and goals. Our mutual purpose is to discover if Chartwell is the “right fit” for the child and family. Applications are accepted year-round.

Please do not hesitate to contact Danielle Patterson, director of outreach and family engagement, at (831) 394-3468 or dpatterson@chartwell.org with questions or for help walking through the process.
 
We invite families to submit an Application for Admission. Simply follow the links at the bottom of the page to begin the process. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to guide you through the process.
 
This includes the following:
  • Parent Statement
  • Student Statement (for students entering Middle and High School)
  • Psycho-educational Assessment Report (administrated to applicant within the last two years by a licensed psychologist) – the report should include all composite and subtest scores and a test of achievement skills
  • School Records (including current IEP or 504 plan)
  • Transcripts (for students entering High School)
  • Other clinical reports from professionals (SLP, OT, etc)
  • Immunization Record
The admissions interview process is as follows:
  • Once the student's file is reviewed, and the team has determined the school can effectively support the student, a tour of the campus will be arranged.
  • For admission to the Lower and Middle School programs, families will have a tour of the campus and the applicant will take a placement testing in oral reading, spelling, writing, and math so we can observe the student at work in an educational environment. Executive functioning skills are also assessed, along with an evaluation of social and emotional development. After that, we will meet with the parents to review the results of the assessments, discuss the student's learning profile, and determine the best educational options.
  • For admission to the High School program, families will have a tour of the campus and the student will “shadow” in the program during the academic day. Executive functioning skills are also assessed, along with an evaluation of social and emotional development. After that, we will meet with the parents to review the results of the assessments, discuss the student's learning profile, and determine the best educational options.
  • Chartwell's process is welcoming, student-focused, and keeps in mind the comfort level of the student at all times.