Complete the Student Profile Form of the Standard Application Online (SAO) and pay the application fee as soon as possible to begin an application with PDS. Once you complete this step, you will receive an email from the PDS Admission Portal to set up an account to track all your admission activities.
Start by creating a new student account by clicking below.
Once you submit the Student Profile Form at SSAT.org and create your account in the PDS Admission Portal, you will be able to register for one of the required Virtual Middle School Visits directly through your child’s checklist.
For the 2021-2022 school year, standardized testing is optional for all applicants. If your child has taken, or plans to take, the SSAT or ISEE you may submit their scores but it is not required. We will accept scores from this current school year or from 2019-2020. All applicants will be reviewed holistically, and students who do not submit scores will not be disadvantaged in the admission process.
The MAP Test is a standardized test that is administered by many schools. If your child's school uses MAP Testing, please submit those scores. If your child's school does not administer MAP testing, please submit other school-administered standardized test scores if available, such as ERB or state-required tests. Scores may be submitted through your child's checklist in your PDS Admission Portal.
When you log into your child's checklist in the PDS Admission Portal, you will see a checklist of all application components needed for your grade.
Fifth Grade applicants are required to submit recommendations from the current year English and Math teachers and the current year Principal/Counselor. In addition, there are spaces for optional recommendations should a family wish to provide more information.
For applicants to Grades 6-8, the Math and English Recommendations may be submitted by teachers from the current school year or the previous school year. The Principal/Counselor Recommendation must be from the current school year. In addition, there are spaces for optional recommendations should a family wish to provide more information.
All materials are due by January 15.
Application Deadline: January 15
If you are interested in applying for financial aid, an application must be submitted to SSS by February 15.