At The Pinnacle School, we believe that children are trying their best every day. Through a unique combination of core academic classes, related services integrated throughout the day, and curriculum in social cognition and executive function skills, we teach our students to reach their true potential.
The admissions office works closely with each family (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 is a thorough review and screening of each student's learning profile. This is designed to ensure we enroll students who can not only benefit from our program, but thrive. We'll help you get to know Pinnacle by explaining our philosophy, strategies for success, and how we partner with you in your child's education.
Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis for the current school year. For the 2018-19 school year, priority will be given to applications submitted by March 15, 2018.
To learn more about the school and admissions, we begin with a phone conversation and review of each student's educational profile before scheduling a tour. Please email or call (203) 409-0068 x 226. We look forward to learning more about your child and working with you.
Director of Admissions
How To Apply
To apply for the 2018-19 school year, priority will be given to applications submitted by March 15, 2018. Completed applications will be decided by April 5, 2018.
Admissions for the current school year 2017-18 are on a rolling basis. Qualified applicants for whom there is no space will be placed on a waiting list.
- Informational phone conversation with the Director of Admissions.
Call 203-409-0068 x 226 or email to arrange a convenient time.
- Submit educational documents for an initial review:
- neuropsychological evaluation conducted within the past two years
- most recent IEP if applicable
- school and specialists' reports (i.e. speech and language, therapist, academic tutor, etc.).
The admissions committee will conduct a first round review of the documents and determine if Pinnacle is potentially a good match for the students' needs.
Parent tour and meeting with Director of Admissions and Head of School.
During this appointment, we delve further into educational history and learning needs. This is designed to help parents deepen their understanding of our school and how we teach and support our students.
Student shadow day with a student ambassador
This part of the process can also happen after the application has been submitted.
Submit the application (distributed at the parent tour) as follows:
Application with Parent Statement and Student Statement
Release of Information Form: previous school(s), outside therapists & service providers
Submit School Records & Transcript Release Form to your current school. We'll request:
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
Confidential academic recommendation, completed by a teacher or administrator
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.