Thank you for applying to Andrews Osborne Academy. We assure you that our Admission Committee carefully reviews all your materials. We appreciate the time and thought put into every application.

List of 5 items.

  • 1. How to Apply

    If your family has not already completed an inquiry form and would like to apply to AOA, please click HERE.

    If your family has completed an online inquiry form, please login using your username and password HERE.

    An application Fee of $50 must be paid using a credit card when the completed application is submitted.

    Once the application is submitted, you will receive instructions to submit a birth certificate and a custodial agreement (divorced families).

    Application Timeline
    February 1, 2021 - Application Due          
    February 12, 2021 - Notification Date 
    February 26, 2021 - 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. Recommendation

    One recommendation is required from the applicant’s current teacher as part of the application. Please download the recommendation form below. Complete the top part of the form which includes the applicant name, date of birth, grade applying. Submit the printed recommendation to the applicant's current teacher. Completed recommendations are sent directly to Andrews Osborne Academy.

    Recommendation Forms:

    Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Recommendation Form

    Grades 1-5
  • 3. Transcript

    Print the Transcript Request form. Complete the applicant name, date of birth, parent/guardian name, signature and date. The form must be submitted to the applicant’s current school. Transcripts from the current school must be sent directly to Andrews Osborne Academy.
  • 4. Testing

    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 and is administered by the Educational Records Bureau. ERB can be reached at (800) 446-0320 or The cost to take the ISEE ranges from $140 to $200. Andrews Osborne Academy's ISEE School Code: 365565.

    Andrews Osborne Academy offers the ISEE on the following dates during the 2020-2021 academic year:

    Saturday, November 21, 2020
    Saturday, January 23, 2021
    Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Saturday, April 24, 2021
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    Saturday, June 19, 2021
    Saturday, July 17, 2021

    For more information, please contact Sharan McPadden, ISEE Test Coordinator at Andrews Osborne Academy: 440-942-3600 ext. 244 or
  • 5. 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.

Contact Info

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

Andrews Osborne Academy

Grades PK - 12, PG
PHONE (440) 942-3600
AX (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.