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The initial application deadline for the 2015-16 school year has now passed. If you are interested in submitting a late application to Proof School, please contact admissions@proofschool.org.

Proof School welcomes applications from students with a genuine love for math or computer science who want to learn in an inquiry-based and interactive environment alongside like-minded peers. For the 2015-2016 school year, Proof School will open with grades 6—9.

Is Proof School a good fit for your child? You know a math kid when you see one in action. Students who are internally driven to pursue mathematical sciences—not externally pushed—will thrive at Proof School. “Best-fit” students will be from families who can see beyond the limits of a conventional curriculum. Admitting best-fit students and families will help us fulfill our mission: to give kids who love math a school community all their own.

Our classes will be as individualized as possible, and our students will not necessarily fit into conventional grade levels. We’ve received much interest in accommodating strong students who will be 5th or 10th graders in fall 2015. We encourage applications from all interested students and are available to discuss individual cases.

We’re equipped to embrace and work with a wide range of student backgrounds in the mathematical sciences. Our curriculum will range from courses accessible to any 6th grader sincerely enthusiastic about math to courses that will be challenging for students who have been taking math classes at the college level.

A passion for math or computer science, however, is not the only criteria we consider for admission to Proof School. We are a full-fledged secondary school, and our underlying mission goes well beyond mathematics: we aim to equip students with knowledge, skills, and character for success in life. Proof School is committed to developing thoughtful individuals within a school community, so applicants will also need to demonstrate academic readiness in areas besides mathematics and the potential to work well with—and give to—others.

Application Process

The application for Proof School consists of six parts:

  • Student questionnaire
  • Parent information and questionnaire
  • Standardized testing (ISEE or SSAT)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript
  • Proof School student/family interview for qualified students and Math Ollie

The following are key dates and deadlines for the admissions process:

January 16, 2015
Deadline for completing student and parent questionnaires
January 19, 2015
Financial assistance applicants: Deadline to submit online PFS, Form 4506-T, and Family Supplement
February 13, 2015
Deadline for receiving transcripts, teacher recommendations, and test scores
February 23, 2015
Financial assistance applicants: Deadline to upload 2014 Federal Income Tax Return to SSS
March 13, 2015
Latest date that decision letters and financial assistance award notifications are mailed to families
March 23, 2015
Financial assistance applicants: Signed enrollment agreement and non-refundable deposit due
March 27, 2015
Signed enrollment agreement for all admitted students due


Tuition + Financial Assistance

For the 2015-2016 school year, base tuition will be $34,300 across all grades. Tuition will be capped at this rate for four school years for Pioneer Families, those families who are helping to found Proof School by enrolling in 2015.

Admission to Proof School is merit-based and largely need-blind. We strive to offer enough financial assistance so that any qualifying student who is admitted can attend. Proof School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and Proof School uses data submitted by families to the NAIS School and Student Services (SSS) program as a baseline for determining assistance awards. Learn more about financial assistance.

Note that the initial application deadline for financial assistance was on January 19, and we may not be able to accommodate late applications.


Contact us at admissions@proofschool.org.

Proof School is an equal opportunity educational institution and all qualifi ed applicants will receive consideration for admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.