Admissions Process

PK - Grade 5


Thank you for your interest in Andrews Osborne Academy! If you have any questions about the admission process for Lower School, please reach out to Rachelle Sundberg, Director of Admission & Financial Aid, at 440-942-3600 ext. 114 or

The first step in the application process is to create an account in PhoenixNet. This will give you access to a detailed checklist with all of the admission requirements needed to complete the admission process. 

Admissions Steps

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Application

    Please click “fill out” to begin the admission application. The $50 application fee can be paid using a credit card when the application is ready to be submitted.

    Application Timeline
    February 1, 2023 – Application Due
    February 10, 2023 – Notification Date
    February 24, 2023 – Response Due

    Applications completed outside the above timeline will be considered on a rolling admission basis and may be subject to limited space and/or limited Financial Assistance.

  • 2. Academic Recommendation

    Please click “start” next to “Academic Recommendation” in the online checklist. You will enter your student’s current teacher’s name and email address as well as a brief note to the teacher requesting that he/she fill out the academic recommendation. The teacher will receive a link with the recommendation request. After the teacher completes the electronic recommendation, it is sent back directly to Andrews Osborne Academy.

  • 3. Assessment

    Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 4 Applicants:
    The applicant must assess with the faculty via Zoom or on campus. Assessments are scheduled during the school day according to faculty and applicant availability.

    5th Grade Applicants:
    Modified Shadow Day & Interview

    The applicant must schedule a meeting with the 5th grade faculty and Lower School Director. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to have visitors spend a typical shadow day in classes. The Modified Shadow days are scheduled during the school day according to faculty and applicant availability.

    Entrance Exam
    The applicant must register to take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at The ISEE can be taken at a variety of test sites or at home. It is administered by the Educational Records Bureau. ERB can be reached at (800) 446-0320 or by visiting ISEE's registration link. The cost to take the ISEE ranges from $150 to $225. Andrews Osborne Academy's ISEE School Code: 365565.

    Andrews Osborne Academy offers the ISEE on the following dates during the 2022-2023 academic year:
    Saturday, December 3, 2022
    Saturday, February 11, 2023
    Saturday, April 22, 2023
    Saturday, July 8, 2023

    For more information, please contact Sharan McPadden, ISEE Test Coordinator at Andrews Osborne Academy: 440-942-3600 ext. 244 or
  • 4. Transcript

    Please click “start” next to “Transcript” in the online checklist. You will enter the name and email address of the person responsible for school records at your student’s current school. Upon receipt of the electronic link, the current school will upload your student’s academic records.
  • 5. Birth Certificate

    Please upload a copy of your student’s birth certificate in the online checklist.
  • 6. Financial Assistance (if applicable)

    Need-based financial aid is available to qualifying USA students in Grades 1-12. Families must apply online at each year as award eligibility is determined solely by demonstrated need, based on the data from School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) and verified by the school.

Lower School Director

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  • Photo of Theresa Frisbie

    Theresa Frisbie 

    Lower School Director

Office of Admission

Andrews Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094
440.942.3600 x114
Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne Academy

38588 Mentor Avenue
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Grades PK - 12, PG
P. (440) 942-3600
F. (440) 942-3660
Located In Willoughby, OH, Andrews Osborne Academy is a Private Co-ed Day & Boarding College Preparatory School For Grades PK - 12, PG. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.