If you're looking for a unique middle school experience in Olympia, WA, you're in the right place!
We have outlined the application steps below to give you an idea of what to expect throughout the process. We're as excited as you about beginning this process. If you have any questions along the way, let us know and we'll help out any way we can.
The application portal for the 2024-25 School Year will be opened on January 1, 2024. Sign up to be the first to know when it opens!
We are continuing to accept applications on a space available basis for 6th and 7th grades for the 2023-24 School Year. See below for how to apply.
What to Expect When You Apply
Complete an Admissions Application
We are continuing to accept applications on a space available basis for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. If you would like to apply, please fill out the Application for Admission.
Please note: The 2023-24 application for admissions does include a number of important things. You will need the email of current teacher(s) to send the teacher recommendation form. We will also need the current school's office email and fax number to request records. Additionally, the application will need to hand write a one-page answer to a question that will need to be scanned (or photographed) and uploaded to the application before it can be submitted.
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Pay the Application Fee
When you submit your application, you will be required to pay the non-refundable application fee of $100.
We will not consider any applications until the application fee has been submitted.
Schedule a Visit
We welcome prospective students to attend a half-day of classes on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The 2023-2024 Application for Admission will ask you for possible dates for the visit. If you would like to schedule a visit before completing the application, please contact the Admissions Director. Parents may also schedule a visit to tour the school or meet with Head of School Tiffany Price.
Take an Admissions Test
All NOVA candidates are asked to take a Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) to measure learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. The test takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and is conducted virtually from your home computer unless other arrangements are made.
All of our group testing dates have passed. The 2023-2024 Application for Admission will ask you to list several possible dates for testing. The Admissions Director will then contact you to schedule.
Need help with your application?
NOVA Staff is here to answer your questions and to guide you through the admissions process. Please call our office or send us a message and we'll answer any questions you may have.Contact Us