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who should apply


The candidate identification process includes multiple criteria based on researched behaviors of gifted learners. We consider each application on a case-by-case basis and look for evidence of traits and characteristics of giftedness. E.A. Young Academy seeks best fit candidates for admission. 


We find that gifted, talented and high ability scholars who engage in higher order thinking, hold a commitment to excellence, exhibit creative problem solving skills and a high level of curiosity are most successful in our academy culture. It doesn't hurt to have a wicked sense of humor too.


criteria used for admission

Admission to E.A. Young Academy is based on a review of many factors, including the results of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), Differential Ability Scales (DAS), or Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI), prior academic performance, enthusiastic academic and personal recommendations, a successful guest scholar day, and the candidate's ability to positively contribute to the culture of the academy. 




step one

learn more

We would love to hear more about your child and share with you how we serve the the gifted and talented learner. You may  complete our Inquiry Form to receive a call back from our staff. 



step two

visit our campus

After visiting with one of our admissions team members, come see what we do and how we do it. We welcome the opportunity to share with you our vision of gifted education in practice.



step three

 application form

As a part of the application, you will complete a parent assessment. You also will be prompted to provide an email address for two teacher recommendations and one personal recommendation. Also, please have immunization records and the results of the WISC, DAS, WPPSI or equivalent ready to upload.



step four

guest scholar day

Once the application is complete , it will be reviewed by our admissions team. After it has been reviewed, our staff will contact you to schedule a guest scholar day or next steps. 

hands on at Young Academy

Receiving a Decision

Admissions decisions are made by an Admissions Committee who look for best fit candidates and not all candidates are admitted. We thoughtfully consider each application on a case-by-case basis, and use a variety of criteria in order to determine if this is the best learning environment for your child.  The Admissions Committee cannot review applicants until all required documentation has been received and upon completion of the guest scholar day. Should a determination be made to accept your child into the program, you will receive an acceptance letter.  

E.A. Young Academy does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial aid, and other school sponsored programs. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, scholars, volunteers, and community.

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