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At Wye River Upper School we offer rolling admissions. Families are invited to complete an application for their student at any time of year. For students transferring mid-year, we issue credit based on prior transcripts, and tuition is prorated based on student date of entry. For students applying to for the following school year, Wye River encourages a soft deadline of February 1 (in the year prior) for best consideration. Admissions decisions are typically made within 14 days of a completed application. The following steps will help guide you through the admissions process. Wye River Upper School encourages applications from and admits students of any racial, ethnic or religious background. Its programs and policies are applied with equal consideration to all of its applicants and students. If you have any questions or if you would prefer to have an application packet mailed to you, please contact Kimberleigh Garcia.

  1. Make an inquiry. Click here to inquire online or call 410-758-2922. Let us know how we can assist you.

  2. Visit our school. Once you have connected with Admissions by phone or email, we will help you schedule a visit. Your student as well as family members or friends are welcome to join the tour.

  3. Complete the application. Click on the links listed below. The first step is the parent form which is completed online. The subsequent forms are downloaded (student, teacher recommendations, and transcript release). Forms can be filled out by the appropriate person in Microsoft Word and submitted either by email; fax - 410-758-2919; or mail - Wye River Upper School, attn: Admissions, 316 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD 21617

    a. Parent Form
    b. Student Form - to be filled out by student only.
    c. Math Teacher Recommendation, and Language Arts Teacher Recommendation. These two forms must be forwarded to the appropriate teachers. Teachers should send completed forms directly to Wye River Upper School.
    d. Transcript release - This form should be delivered to the appropriate school personnel who should mail transcript and other pertinent school records such as an I.E.P. or 504 plan directly to Wye River Upper School.
    e. Diagnostic testing - We require documentation of abilities, strengths and needs through Psych-Ed testing. If your student has not completed testing within the last three years or if you are in need of referrals, please contact our Admissions Office - 410-758-2922, email.
    f. Photo - send recent photo of the applicant.
    g. Application fee of $75 (non-refundable). Fee will be submitted at the end of the completion of the Parent Forms.
    h. Bring your student for a shadow day. Email to schedule.
  4. Admissions team will evaluate completed applications, make an admissions decision, and inform you of our decision.

  5. Those applying for financial aid should complete forms through Financial Aid for Schools Tuition (FAST). Families can begin the financial aid forms at any time but financial aid decisions will not be made until after the application is complete and a student has been accepted. See our tuition and financial aid page for more info.

  6. An enrollment contract is sent. All responsible parties should review, sign and return the contract with deposit within the time frame indicated on the contract. As part of enrollment, students and families should also read and review the WRUS Student and Family Handbook.

Wye River Upper School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.