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.
You may choose to interview in person in our office or virtually via Zoom; all interviews may be scheduled online. In order to schedule an interview, you must first complete thisInquiry form. If you have already started the Standard Application Online, please schedule your interview through your checklist in the PDS Admission Portal. If you have not begun your application but would like to schedule an interview, please call Amy Sharpless at 609-924-6700 x1200. We encourage you to start the application as soon as possible.
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 2020-2021. All applicants will be reviewed holistically, and students who do not submit scores will not be at any disadvantage 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.
Applicants to 11th and 12th grade may submit the results of the SSAT, PSAT, SAT, or ACT.
All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. If you submit SSAT or ISEE scores, a writing sample is included with that test. If you do not submit SSAT or ISEE scores, we require you to take our 25 minute writing assessment. Our writing assessment will be administered and proctored via zoom. A link to sign up for a date is on your application checklist in the 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.
All 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.
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 1.