Admission Process

Mackintosh Academy’s admissions process ensures that the school is an excellent fit for your student. Through the admissions process, we get to know each child and the child’s first teachers—you, their parents! Together, we consider insights and seek to understand your child as a unique learner.

Step One

Campus Tour & Interview

The admissions process starts with a Parent Tour and Meeting during which we explore your child’s needs, strengths, learning experiences, and your aspirations for him or her. This is an important first step to uncovering whether Mackintosh is a good fit for your student.

Step Two


The full picture of your child is quintessential to the Mackintosh admissions process. We consider a range of evidence—their abilities, aptitudes, and potential giftedness—as well as results from cognitive testing. We also consider factors such as a child’s curiosity and enthusiasm.

Step Three

Student Classroom Visit

After application submission, your child is invited to spend a full day in the classroom with current Mackintosh students. Students experience Mackintosh’s exceptional learning environment first hand, and our teachers begin to know your learner and her gifts.