The admissions process at Oliverian is simple and streamlined to ensure a hassle-free start to your exciting adventure at our school. We understand that the typical boarding school admissions process can often be a grueling task, so we have vowed to be different.
To get the ball rolling, you simply make a phone call and speak with our Director of Admissions/Head Emeritus, Barclay Mackinnon (contact information below). After the initial phone conversation, you will receive a packet of information about our school, including a link to our online application for admission. Once we receive your completed application, along with the $75 application fee, we will review your application materials.
We want to get to know you. To accomplish that goal, we like to meet with both parents and the student whenever possible. In the rare case that the student cannot come to our breathtaking campus for a visit, we will schedule a phone conference or similar interview opportunity between the admissions committee and the student.
After completing your application, you should call the Admissions Office to set up an interview and visit. Families should expect the visit to last at least three hours, during which time you will have the opportunity to tour our campus, see a student dorm, meet Oliverian students and faculty, and meet with several administrators.
The tour of Oliverian is an important part of the admissions process because it gives students and parents a true sense of what we’re all about. You will have the chance to speak with current students about their experiences at Oliverian, what they have learned through our experiential outdoor education program and other innovative educational programs, and what you can expect as a new student. As you wander the halls and the grounds of our campus, we know you will fall in love with the people, places, and programs that make Oliverian so special.
Shortly after your tour, the Admissions Committee will meet to discuss your application. Our decision is based largely on whether we feel that Oliverian can meet your individual needs. Typically, the decision is made within seventy-two hours, but occasionally the Admissions Committee will need more time to make its decision.
The Oliverian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
Barclay Mackinnon, Director of Admissions/Head Emeritus
The Oliverian School
Mount Moosilauke Highway
PO Box 98
Haverhill, New Hampshire 03765
We have made it easier than ever to get started on your journey at Oliverian. For your convenience, we have an online application that can be accessed here: