Heronfield Academy

Because Middle School Matters!


Our admissions process is thoughtfully designed to make a personal connection with your family. Whether applying to a private middle school has been part of your plan or are now just considering this option, we would like to speak to you. Our school’s founding and focus on the middle school years reflect our purpose and commitment to young people’s growth. We would like to share our story and hear yours.

Heronfield Academy attracts students who have a passion for learning, curiosity, and respect for others, students who seek a challenge, and those looking forward to working with teachers and advisors who have their best interests in mind. We strive to enroll students who are adventurous learners and who exhibit kindness and compassion, matching our core values.

Admissions at Heronfield Academy

Philosophy and Process

Our admission process is designed to get to know each applicant and family beyond simply what is produced on paper. We are committed to helping prospective parents familiarize themselves with every aspect of Heronfield Academy so that they can determine the best match for their child and their family as they consider the next educational step in their lives.

Applicants completed admissions file includes a written section by both the applicant and family, current teacher recommendations in Math and English, school transcripts, an interview, and an in-house assessment. The completed application is due by January 30, and Admissions Committee decisions will be shared in late February.


We intend to make the process of applying fair and equitable to all applicants and their families. We welcome students of diverse backgrounds and experiences and provide financial aid each year to make the Heronfield experience available to as many students as possible.

Admissions Timeline



Learn more about Heronfield by participating in an Open House and/or scheduling an individual tour with our Director of Enrollment, Shannon Voulgaris.




Admissions tours/interviews continue. Additionally, families begin to think about the application by reviewing the questions and asking their English and Math teachers for recommendations. Open an application portal to guide you through the admissions process. Registration Portal.


Admissions tours/interviews continue. If your family is applying for financial aid, please review the information. (More information coming in November.) Financial Aid applications are due February 1. Review the financial aid process. More


In-House Assessment Dates: to register and find out more about our in-house assessments, please contact Shannon Voulgaris, Director of Enrollment, svoulgaris@heronfield.org

  • Saturday, December 16, 9:00-11:00 AM



Admission tours/interviews continue. Families will also complete the application. The deadline for all applications is January 30th!   Financial aid materials are beginning to be finalized, with a deadline of February 1.

In-House Assessment Dates: to register and find out more about our in-house assessments, please contact Shannon Voulgaris, Director of Enrollment, svoulgaris@heronfield.org

  • Saturday, January 6, 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Thursday, January 18, 3:30-5:30 PM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 3:30-5:30 PM




Admission Committee decisions communicated to families and invitations to Accepted Students Reception.

March – June

Late applicants participate in a rolling admissions process based on availability.

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Admissions Q&A

Are interviews required for prospective students?

Yes, all students are required to schedule an interview during the application process.  It is an opportunity for us to get to know you and your child, and we will be glad to answer any questions that you may have.

What financial aid does Heronfield Academy offer?

We are fortunate to have generous need-based financial assistance.

Heronfield Academy is proud to use the Clarity Application to securely collect your financial aid application and supporting tax documents. Clarity offers a streamlined, mobile-friendly application that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Additionally, Clarity removes the need to upload your wage and tax information by transferring them directly from the IRS. This reduces the amount of information that you will need to enter manually and makes it possible to complete the application quickly and efficiently.

Please click here to complete a financial aid application through Clarity.

When does Heronfield Academy send acceptance letters?

Heronfield Academy will notify applicants of its admissions decisions in late February.

Are late applications accepted?

Heronfield Academy’s application deadline is January 30.  If a candidate applies after this date, the Admissions Committee will evaluate the application on a rolling basis, taking into consideration the availability of openings in each grade. A candidate could also be placed on a waitlist for a possible future acceptance.

Where do students attend high school after graduating from Heronfield Academy?

Heronfield’s students most often step onto their next campuses as confident students who are ready to contribute to their school community.   Approximately half of our students attend their public high school in their district while half choose to attend a private high school.  Heronfield Academy offers a secondary school advising program (HASSA) to ensure a consideration of schools that are best suited to each child and each family. The HASSA team supports and advocates on behalf of each student to assist with each step of the application and the placement process.

Want More Information?

Would you like to have admissions contact you? Want more information? Want to schedule a tour? Have a question? We courage you to use this form and let us know how we can help.