Admissions

Dear Prospective Students and Families,

Welcome and thank you for your interest in World Academy! The search for the right school for your child and family can be a daunting task. Careful planning and research should go into the process no matter what age or educational level you are looking for. This important decision will fundamentally shape your child’s future, and it can be a decision that weighs heavily on a parent. Parenting would be so much easier if each child came with his or her own manual of individual "how-to" tips to assist you in successfully navigating your child into adulthood: how to get them to nap and how to get them to listen, to how to teach them critical life skills like self-advocacy and a love of learning. But there is no manual or mold. There are no quick fixes, because what works for one child is not a guarantee for the next.

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Each unique child that walks through our front door comes to us ready to be nurtured and encouraged to be the best version of who he/she is meant to become. Our mission is designed to create and support a generation of innovative critical thinkers in becoming the visionaries of tomorrow. How? We let them be them. World Academy’s 21st century curriculum fosters and facilitates its students’ exploration of the world while letting each student’s natural curiosity allow him/her to endlessly inquire and think about the what, why, and how. Our inspired teachers provide an environment rich in knowledge and diversity, carefully designed to maximize on the potential of each student. We espouse an atmosphere of respect and empathy to allow each student to develop at his/her own pace, while stretching the bounds of his/her imagination, empowering each with the knowledge that there are no limits to what can be achieved.

This is what sets World Academy apart from other schools. We are committed to providing an innovative 21st century education to students of all ages and stages to fully develop the "whole" child. Academics are critical to the foundation for future school and professional success; but what about the person your child is becoming? The physical, socio-emotional, cognitive, cultural, and creative aspects of your child are what truly make each not only an individual, but a well-adjusted, independent person, who can successfully navigate whatever challenges life presents. Each journey is as different as each child, and we believe in giving your student individualized support during that journey.

I hope that you will poke around our website to see our beautiful viewbook, read about our amazing teaching staff, and get an honest feel for what makes World Academy a different kind of community. We are here to give each student a world of opportunity, and I invite you to call or email me with any questions or to set up a tour of our campus to see what we have to offer not only your child, but your family.

Thank you again for your interest, and welcome to our ‘World’!

Samantha Bonenfant
Director of Admissions and Advancement

World Academy is creative and innovative with their course design. They make learning fun and teach sign language. They even expose children to technology that is why we chose World Academy!- Alesh and Dantal

World Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or gender, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national/ethnic origin, or gender in the administration of its educational or admissions policies. Students with disabilities will be accommodated to the extent of the services and resources available.

Since it is our goal to provide an enriched environment that will foster social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth for all of our children, we consider the aptitude and attitude of the student and the commitment of the parents to be integral to the admissions process.

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Schedule a visit

We welcome students considering our First through Eighth Grade classes to spend a day with us. We encourage students who are visiting to observe with the grade level they currently are in so they can be paired with a student ambassador they can relate to and meet the students they will potentially attend class with the following year.

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Application

Kindergarten applicants are required to submit the World Academy application, a progress report (or other form of record) from their Preschool program, and written permission to communicate with, including the contact information for, their Preschool Program and teacher. If your student is applying for Kindergarten and has not attended a school or childcare setting previously, World Academy reserves the right to request an additional meeting and/or testing prior to an Admissions decision being made.

Applicants to Kindergarten or First Grade who are not five and six years old, respectively, by September 30th of the year they enter these grades will be required to complete a Gesell test at an additional cost prior to an admissions decision. More information about the Gesell Testing process and a testing date can be obtained by contacting the World Academy Admissions Office at 603.888.1982.

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Admissions Documents

Kindergarten through Grade 8 applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Completed World Academy application
  • Up-to-date academic record from the school(s) the student has most recently attended, including last report card and standardized testing scores
  • Application Fee of $100
  • Recommendation Form(s) completed by current teacher

The Admissions Committee at World Academy reserves the right to request additional information, in writing, with regard to any applicant. Additionally, the Committee may deny an admissions decision to any student who is unable or unwilling to produce either written documentation or the necessary information for World Academy to communicate with teachers, support professionals, or other individuals who have been engaged in the student’s formal educational experiences and who can provide useful insight into the student’s ability to be successful at World Academy.

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Admissions Exam

Families of students applying to First through Eighth Grade should contact the Admissions Office upon deciding to apply, by calling Samantha Bonenfant, Director of Admissions at 603.888.1982 or via email at sbonenfant@worldacademynh.com. The Admissions Office will schedule an exam with the Admissions Administrator for a Saturday testing date, from 8-11 AM. The exam takes anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes and covers Language Arts, Math, and a Writing segment. Applications should be submitted before or on the date of the scheduled exam.

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Admissions Decision

Once the above requirements have been satisfied in full, World Academy will return an Admissions decision to the student and his or her family.

Upon receiving an acceptance decision, please register your student for class immediately. Registration documents and fee must be submitted to the school within two weeks of an acceptance decision to secure the student’s enrollment in the class. Student health and immunization records along with signed authorization releasing the student’s records from his/her previous schools to World Academy should be submitted. Due to a limited number of available spaces, we ask that families please return Registration Fees and paperwork in a timely manner to ensure their student’s placement in our program. World Academy reserves the right to deny the registration of an accepted student if the class has reached capacity or additional information on the student indicates the student may not be a good fit for our school.

Tuition & Fees

World Academy admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, or sex, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational or admissions policies. Students with disabilities will be accommodated to the extent of the facilities and resources available.

World Academy seeks to attract bright students and families whose varied interests, aptitudes, talents, motivation and character will enable them to undertake and master the school's program with enthusiasm and success. Since it is our goal to provide an enriched environment that will foster social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth for all of our children, we feel the needs of the child and wishes of the parent are of ultimate importance in the admission process.