How to Apply



The process starts with learning about NOVA. Familes are encouraged to view our teacher videos and see how our students, parents, and faculty talk about NOVA's core values. These will provide more detail about NOVA Middle School, our programs, and the admissions process.


We highly encourage you to attend our Virtual Information Session and an in-person Open House. Register here. If you can't attend these events, call or email us and we'd be happy to arrange an alternative. Contact Admissions Director Julie Hankins at to schedule a visit.


  1. Complete the online Application for Admission.
  2. Complete the online New Family Registration.
  3. Download, print, and complete the Admissions Packet. This includes documents to be completed by the parent(s), by the student, and by the student's current school and teacher. Submit completed packet, in person or by mail, with a $75 non-refundable application fee. (Click here to pay the fee online.) Your child's current school and teacher will submit their forms directly to NOVA.
  4. Schedule an admissions visit. We welcome prospective students to attend a half-day of classes on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday morning. We will arrange this visit with you once your application in received. Parents may also schedule a visit to observe classes or meet with Head of School Barbara Hutton.
  5. Reserve an online admissions testing spot. Admissions tests take approximately two and a half hours.

Applying for financial aid is a separate process. Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page for information and to apply for financial aid via the FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition) online service. Financial Aid applications for 2022-23 are due March 4, 2022. Please note that most financial aid will be allocated by April 1, after which there will be limited funds available. 

If you have any questions about the admissions process, don't hesitate to contact Admissions Director Julie Hankins at or 360.491.7097.