All parents of prospective students are invited to schedule an individual admission tour as the first step in the admission process. During this tour, you will visit our beautiful facilities, observe our classes in action, and hear about the specifics of our philosophy and program. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and we particularly encourage you to think about what information you need to take away to help you make a decision about whether to pursue your child’s application. This initial visit should give you a clear sense of whether ASMS would be a good fit for your child before scheduling a shadow day.
The shadow day gives all applicants a first-hand opportunity to experience a day as an ASMS student. Each applicant is paired with a buddy, and together they follow the schedule for that day. Applicants will participate in class activities, attend meetings or assemblies, and eat lunch with their “classmates-for-the-day”. The shadow day gives the school, the applicant, and his or her family a measure by which they can feel confident that ASMS is the best environment to meet the needs of the child.
Applicants participating in a shadow day should arrive at school between 7:30 and 7:40 a.m. and be picked up at 2:45 p.m.