Through the admissions process, the School seeks to learn about your child and how we can partner with you to best meet their needs. To that end, we strongly encourage parents to tour our school. To request a virtual tour, please call our Front Office at 801-583-0094.



Complete the online application form and submit electronically to The McGillis School. There is a $40 fee to apply.

Apply Online


Give the teacher recommendation form to your child’s current teacher(s) to complete (see sidebar on right side). The form(s) are to be returned to The McGillis School directly by your child’s teacher/school.


Provide the School with a copy of your child’s most recent report card/progress report and the completed student response.


The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule your child's assessment. 


Admissions Process


Currently, we are in rolling admissions for kindergarten through 8th grade. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020/2021 school year.

Applications include:  

Admission decisions are communicated to families within two (2) weeks after the assessment. 


Admissions Information

The McGillis School Admissions Committee welcomes students who will thrive in a challenging, dynamic, experiential learning environment. Students who are able to work both cooperatively and independently do well at McGillis. The ethical development of our students is just as important to us as their academic development. All admissions decisions are thoughtfully made with information from parents, observation, assessment results, and teacher references.

Admission Decisions

Admissions decisions are made by an admissions committee, and these decisions usually fall into three categories: (1) offering a placement; (2) invited to a place in the wait pool; and (3) no placement offered at this time. All families are invited to contact the admissions director to discuss the results of the admissions process.

When a space is offered, the family typically has two weeks to respond. Enrollment requires a completed contract agreement and a non-refundable deposit, which is applied toward tuition.

A family applying for financial aid does not pay a contract deposit until the Financial Aid Committee has completed its aid assessment. If financial aid is awarded, the recipient family pays a contract deposit within two weeks of their acceptance of the financial aid award.