Admission FAQ


List of 6 items.

  • How many students attend The John Cooper School?

    Currently there are 493 students in Lower School, 302 students in Middle School, and 448 students in Upper School, for a total enrollment of 1,243.
  • What are the class sizes?

    The average class sizes tend to be about 18-20 in all grades with the exception of Prekindergarten which is 16. Lower School classrooms have full time teaching assistants in PK-1st Grades and part time teaching assistants in 2-5th Grades. The average student-teacher ration is 10:1.
  • When should I apply?

    Applications for PK, K, and 1 are due by November 15, 2018, and applications for Grades 2-12 are due by January 15, 2019. We always recommend that you apply as early in the year as possible.
  • What are the normal entry grades?

    The most common entry points are Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, Sixth Grade, and Ninth Grade. We always have a limited number of spaces in all other grades due to relocation and other attrition.
  • Should I attend an Admission event?

    While not required, physically being on our campus goes a long way to assist you in understanding our school and determining if you feel Cooper would be a good match for your family. If you are unable to attend an Admission Event, we are happy to meet with you individually.
  • May I meet individually with someone in the Admission office?

    We welcome you to schedule an appointment to meet with Craig Meredith, Director of Admission.

The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifetime learners.

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