Request References-These are all digital references completed through our portal and require only that you provide the email address of the teacher for whom the reference is requested. We will handle the rest. Depending on the age of the student, specific teacher, and/or principal references will be required.
Applying for grades K4-K5: We request a teacher reference if the child has attended preschool.
Applying for grades 1-5: Two (2) references are required. Students must provide a teacher reference from their current academic teacher. They must also provide a second reference from another school faculty member, including another academic teacher, a previous teacher, counselor, principal, or a special area teacher.
Applying for grades 6-12: Three (3) references are required. Two (2) teacher references (one teacher must be current math or English teacher, the second can be a teacher of your choice from the current or previous year), as well as a principal or school counselor reference.
Entrance Test K4-12
K4-K5 applicants will be scheduled to participate in a classroom observation with testing. (Weekdays Jan-Mar)
1st-5th grade applicants will be scheduled for a visitation day which will include both testing and a shadow visit. (Weekdays Jan-Mar)
Grades 6-12 applicants take the SSAT. Please register to take the SSAT at ssat.org. We recommend that you schedule a test date October-February to allow time for us to receive test scores. Please request that your scores are sent digitally to GAC at testing code 3525.
Interview-Once an applicant file is complete, it will be reviewed. If an applicant in grades 1-12 seems like a good fit, he or she will be invited to interview. An applicant will be notified if they are selected to interview.
**Rolling Admissions: Typical admissions season run October-April. However, GAC is able to accept qualified applicants year-round for immediate or mid-year transfer provided there are spots available. Call or email the Admissions office if you would like to inquire about an immediate or mid-year transfer May-January.
Spend a Day at GAC!
Want to experience GAC in action? Sign up to spend a day on campus! We encourage all applicants in rising grades 6-12 to shadow a GAC student for a day. To learn more about our shadowing program, Spartan for a Day, click here.(Elementary shadowing will be included with the applicant visitation day.)
Our admissions portal is now open for 2017-2018 applicants.