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Admission Process

Admission Process During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of our admission process is to ensure our applicants will thrive at Rossman, socially, emotionally and academically. Although moving the admission process online during the COVID-19 pandemic, it remains our utmost priority to develop a relationship with our prospective families. The partnership between our parents and Rossman School is critical, as together we uphold the values of kindness, honesty, respect and responsibility in a nurturing community committed to excellence.

The admission process, whether in-person or virtual, assists in helping to establish this partnership. Applying to an independent school can feel overwhelming at times during typical circumstances. Be assured that our desire at Rossman is to support you as we navigate the days ahead. Please see the Steps to Apply below for additional information.

Virtual Meetings

While we encourage each family to see first hand the amazing culture and community at Rossman School through a private tour, at this time Director of Admission Katharine Durham would love to share Rossman’s story with you and answer your questions through a video call during Missouri's stay-at-home mandate. This video call is the first step in our admission process and replaces a typical school tour. To meet virtually with our director of admission, please email her at Video calls may be scheduled for anytime 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

Application Deadline

2020-2021 Enrollment

Applications are still being accepted for limited spaces for the 2020-2021 school year. Apply now or contact Director of Admission Katharine Durham at or 314.434.5877, ext. 203, for more information.

2021-2022 Enrollment

Applications for 2021-2022 will be accepted beginning September 1, 2020. The priority application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021. Transcripts and referrals will be requested from applicants’ current schools in January (if applicable).

Sibling applications are due Monday, November 30, 2020.



A goal of Rossman School is to prepare children academically, socially and emotionally to succeed in an independent secondary school. Rossman’s accelerated educational program makes it important to give consideration to each child’s capabilities and challenges. An applicant must have the aptitude to meet the requirements of Rossman’s academic program. Standards for each grade level must be met to ensure a child’s placement. If qualified, siblings and legacies are given preferential placement at the Junior Kindergarten level.

Rossman School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. Rossman does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


Steps to Apply

1)  Submit an Application

The school must receive the following for each applicant before an admission decision can be made:

  • Online Application
  • Non-refundable application and evaluation fee ($110) All application fees will be waived through July 31, 2020.

2)  Apply for Tuition Assistance

Learn more about tuition assistance here. Although the fifteenth of February is the preferred date for having a completed tuition assistance application on file in the Business Office, applications are accepted throughout the admissions season.

3)  Evaluation and Visit

We are continually monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusting our evaluation and visit procedures as the situation evolves. Director of Admission Katharine Durham will discuss evaluations and visit opportunities during your virtual meeting or reach out following receipt of your application.


Key Admission Dates

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019   |   8:30-10:30 a.m.: 
    Open House for Prospective Families
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019   |   8:30-10:30 a.m.: 
    Open House for Prospective Families
  • Friday, November 15, 2019   |   9-10 a.m.: 
  • Junior Kindergarten Observation Morning
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019   |   8:30-10:30 a.m.: 
    Open House for Prospective Families
  • Monday, December 2, 2019:
    Sibling Applications Due for Fall 2020 Admission
  • Saturday, December 7, 2019   |   9-11:30 a.m.: 
    Winter Wonderland Community Event
  • Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 13, 2019:
    Individual Assessments for Siblings and Legacies Applying for JK
  • January-February 2020: 
    Evaluations for Grade 1 through 6 Applicants (Evaluations are completed during a full day visit to Rossman. Please contact the Admission Office to schedule your child’s visit/evaluation.)
  • Wednesday, January 15, 2020   |   8:30-10:30 a.m.: 
    Open House for Prospective Families
  • Friday, January 31, 2020:
    Priority Application Deadline for Fall 2020 Admission
  • Monday, January 27 - Wednesday, January 29, 2020 and Monday, February 3 - Thursday February 6, 2020
    Individual Assessments and Parent Interviews for JK and SK Applicants (Please contact the Admission Office to schedule your child’s assessment.)
  • Friday, February 15, 2020:
    Preferred Date for Tuition Assistance Applications
  • Friday, March 13, 2020:
    Admission and Financial Aid Decisions Are Mailed to Families


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