Wooster School admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.

How to Apply

Admission Open House

Thank you for your interest in Wooster School. Wooster School is an independent, co-educational college preparatory day school, serving students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, the School serves students from Kindergarten through grade 12.

A leader in classroom innovation and teaching, Wooster School is a place where thinking and learning are personal, meaningful, and visible; and where faculty work closely with students in small classes and cohorts to think and communicate critically and creatively. At Wooster, every student participates, every student contributes, and every student learns and develops the necessary skills to be a life-long learner and leader in college and beyond.

Upcoming Admission Events

Middle and Upper School Information Session
Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00 am

Register for the Information Session

Lower School Take A Peek Day
Tuesday, April 10 at 9:00 am

Register for the Take A Peek Day

Contact the Office of Admission at 203-830-3916 or admissions@woosterschool.org to schedule your visit.

Request More Information

Campus Tours

Schedule a Campus Tour by calling the Admission Office at 203-830-3916.

These informal, student-led tours offer prospective students and their parents a glimpse of the academic day and student life at Wooster School.

Required Steps for Application

1. Download the appropriate Admission checklist and divisional forms

(please review for a complete list of application requirements)

All Students
Lower School Grades 1-5
Middle and Upper School Grades 6-12
Prospect Program Grades 6-8
Bridge Program Grades 9-11

2. Application

Complete the Wooster School online application or the SSAT common application.


3. Student Visits

Schedule Classroom Visitation and Interview by calling the Admission Office at 203-830-3916. Visits are scheduled when the application and application fee is received.

  • Kindergarten and Grade 1: Your child will be scheduled for an individual development assessment and a visit to the classroom.
  • Grades 2-5: Your child will be invited to come in for a class visit. The applicant will visit in his or her current grade and participate in daily activities.
  • Grades 6-12: Each applicant is required to spend 1/2 day shadowing a student, participating, and observing a typical day. During the day, a member of the Office of Admission will interview the applicant. Students applying to Grades 6 and 9 will visit in those grades while students applying to other grades will visit in their current grade.

4. Testing

Applicants, Grades 6-10, take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Wooster is an ISEE test site. You may sit for the exam on December 9, January 6, or February 10 by registering at www.iseetest.org. You may register for the SSAT online at www.ssat.org.

Visit Campus

Come experience how our students are happy, engaged, and eager to be here!


Join us for a Middle and Upper School Information Session!
Join us for a Lower School Take a Peek Day!


Office of Admission Contacts

David Newman
Assistant Head of School

Paige Fischer
Director of Admission and
International Student Program

Will Sacco
Director of Admission

Fax# 203-790-7147

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