Hancock Day School seeks to enroll qualified students entering PK through eighth grade. Our students are inquisitive, strongly motivated, and highly committed to working through challenges and opportunities. The admissions process begins with a tour of the school and applying online.  

PK students must turn 4 years old on or before September 1st, and Kindergarten students must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st.

Hancock utilizes the Independent School Entrance Exam created by the Educational Records Bureau to help evaluate the academic ability and achievement of applicants for grades two through eight. The test consists of both reading and math multiple-choice questions. 

All test results, teacher evaluations, school records, and observations are reviewed by the Admissions Committee to determine admission.

Admissions Steps

Step 1: Let’s get to know one another

You can click below or contact the Admissions Office to attend one of our Admissions Previews or to schedule a campus tour.

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Cindy Drew, Director of Admissions, 912.351.4500, ext. 302, or

Step 2: Submit your application

Please complete an online application with the $175, non-refundable application fee. We are only accepting applications for 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade qualified students at this time.

These forms are available on our website, HDS Online Application

Step 3: Complete testing and provide supplemental documents

Testing times will be scheduled once applications are reviewed.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

  • Readiness Assessment
  • Teacher Checklist/Recommendation

Grades 1-8

  • ISEE Admissions Testing
  • Educational Records/Transcript
  • Teacher Recommendation

Step 4: Schedule a classroom visit for Grades 3-8 only

All applicants for grades 3-8 are encouraged to schedule a full-day visit in class. The Admissions Office will contact the applicant’s family after they receive the application to schedule this visit.

Step 5: Decision Day

All families are notified of admission decisions via email or phone call. This occurs in late February.

Step 6: Return Enrollment Contract

Contracts are due within two weeks of the offer along with a non-refundable enrollment deposit.

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