At The Pinnacle School, we believe that children are trying their best every day. Through our multifaceted, research-based program and excellent faculty, we teach our students to reach their true potential.

The admissions office works closely with families (and school districts) because we understand that while there is no best school for every child, there might be a best school for your child. Our admissions process will help you decide if Pinnacle is that school by explaining our philosophy, strategies for success, and how we partner with you in your child's education. 

Admissions are decided on a rolling basis throughout the year. The process begins with a phone conversation and review of each student's educational profile, both prior to scheduling a tour. To inquire about admissions for your child, please email or call (203) 409-0068 x 226. We look forward to learning more about your child and working with you. 

Sunan Jones
Director of Admissions

How To Apply

  1. Call 203-409-0068 x 226 or email the Director of Admissions for an informational phone conversation

  2. Submit a neuropsychological evaluation conducted within the past two years, school reports, and any specialists' reports available (i.e. speech and language, therapist, academic tutor, etc.).

  3. Parent tour and meeting with Director of Admissions and Head of School

  4. Student meeting and tour

  5. Student shadow day with a student ambassador

  6. Complete the rest of the application:

    • Family Application

    • Release of Information Form: previous school(s), outside therapists & service providers

    • Academic records (3 years), including an official transcript, grades, standardized testing, academic evaluations, neuropsychological or psycho-educational evaluations

    • Other evaluations – e.g. Speech and Language

    • Writing Samples(s): recent work from school and an optional, creative / personal piece

    • Academic recommendation from a teacher or administrator

    • Parent Statement

    • Student Statement

    • Recent photograph

    • Application fee of $75 (waived for school districts)

Once the application is complete, the admissions committee will convene to determine if Pinnacle is able to meet the student’s needs. Admissions are on a rolling basis until the school is fully enrolled, at which time accepted students will be placed on a waiting list.

Pinnacle School does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including but not limited to intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by CT state and or federal nondiscrimination laws. Pinnacle School is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Inquiries should be directed to GEG’s Title IX coordinator, Robyn Whittingham, COO, 44 Commerce Road, Stamford CT 06902, 203-661-1609,