Meridian is accepting applications for grades 6 through 11 for the 2012-13 school year. Below are some questions and answers for families interested in applying.
How do we apply?
Applications and a schedule of the application process are available and can be downloaded here.
Who is a good candidate for Meridian Academy?
The academy curriculum places an emphasis on gaining skills and understandings and then putting them to use. If you are a curious and enthusiastic learner (or want to become one!), if you want to work on problems in depth and take initiative, if you want to work with other students in a respectful and informal environment, if you want to discover connections between ideas, if you want to figure out how your learning can assist you in understanding and becoming a positive part of your world, then you and Meridian Academy are probably a good match!
Admissions will be based on a student's ability to take advantage of and contribute to the program and on our commitment to serving a diverse student body. Applicants should be open to new experiences and to using their knowledge in original and creative ways.
Where do Meridian Academy students come from?
Meridian serves a geographically, economically, and racially diverse community.
65% of our students come from public schools, 30% come from independent schools, and 5% were home-schooled prior to attending Meridian.
Meridian Students' Come From:
Lee Elementary School
Woodstock Elementary (N.Y.)
How much is tuition?
It is a goal of Meridian Academy to maintain a tuition that is substantially less than typical independent secondary schools. Our tuition for Division 1 students for the 2012-13 school year is $21,690. While this tuition is at least $15,000 less than that at many other schools in the area, it is still out of reach for many families. Economic diversity is a crucial component of our mission and our financial aid funds are a main beneficiary of our fundraising efforts. Please apply for financial aid if you cannot afford the full tuition. Meridian families pay anywhere from $400 up to full tuition. To apply for financial aid, contact us for financial aid forms or complete the financial aid application online through the School and Student Service (SSS) at http://sss.nais.org/parents and click on the button that says "Apply Now " to start the process (use school code #3702). Financial aid will be more readily available for families applying on time for a March decision.
What is the schedule for applicants?
Meridian Academy admits students of any race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or handicap to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.