The Academy (K-12)

2021-2022 Mid-Year Transfers
Fall Admissions Cycle Closes: Friday, November 12, 2021
  • Applications: No application will be considered complete and ready for review until all elements are submitted and receipt is confirmed by a representative of the Admissions Committee.

  • Tours: Due to the current numbers of local COVID-19 cases, in-person tours are suspended until further notice.

  • COVID-19 Policies: For our complete COVID-19 policies, please visit A Healthy Education During COVID-19.

Application Forms

(Rising Grades)

Upper Elementary

(Grades 3 & 4)

Middle School

(Grades 5-8)

High School

(Grades 9-12)

Admissions Application Process

2nd Nature Academy seeks students whose strong desire to learn and ability to think creatively suggests they will thrive in the school’s challenging, integrated academic environment. We expect students to actively contribute to the school and to the community. 2nd Nature Academy students and their families are expected to embrace the school’s mission statement and philosophy.

Academic readiness or achievement, social and behavioral maturity, and motivation will be considered. Available openings in a given class also influence the decisions of individual student selection. Preference is given to siblings of current students.

- Step 1 -

Introductory Phone Call | Schedule a phone call with the Admissions Director via email >>

- Step 2 -

Admissions Forms | Submit all application materials and fees:

  • Application form

  • Student essay (prompt in application form)

  • Academic records

    • Formal academic assessments (e.g. report cards)

    • IEP/504 documents, as applicable​

    • Disciplinary records, as applicable

  • Request 2 school admission recommendation forms (educators will submit to school directly)​

  • Pay application fee: $50

- Step 3 -

Student Shadow Day | If a completed application passes a preliminary review, we'll discuss options to schedule a student shadow day.

- Step 4 -

Admissions Decision | The Admissions Committee reviews all application materials and Shadow Day feedback from teachers before arriving at an admissions decision. Families are informed of decisions by mail.


If there are no current openings in an applicant's grade, accepted families may choose to be placed on a waitlist. Families on the waitlist will be contacted when a space becomes available.

2nd Nature Academy is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").