Admission FAQs

Although our school is currently closed, the Admission office is actively processing admission files and closely working with prospective families. While some of our grades are close to capacity, we do have space still available in all grade levels. Please don't hesitate to reach out to a member of the Admission team at admission@lhps.org.
Our school plans to re-open on Thursday, April 16. To schedule a tour, please reach out to one of our Admission Specialists:
-To see PreK through 3rd Grades, Erin Gottschalk at egottschalk@lhps.org.
-To see Grades 4 through 8, Gabby Solorzano at gsolorzano@lhps.org.
-To see Grades 9 through 12, Forrest White at fwhite@lhps.org.
In the meantime, we invite you to peruse our website, or reach out to us so that we may answer any of your questions.
During the school year, we welcome prospective families to schedule tours of Lake Highland during school hours, Mondays through Fridays. To schedule, please call the Office of Admission at (407) 206-1900 ext. 1 or schedule electronically with a specialist:
We open applications for the following academic year on September 1 of the year prior. After that, families are welcome to apply before one of our admission deadlines listed here. Admission decision deadlines may also be found on the same web page.
There is a non-refundable $100.00 application fee to submit an application to Lake Highland.

Due to COVID-19, we have currently suspended our in-house PreK - 4th grade testing. An Admission Specialist will assist you in scheduling testing once we return to school. Applicants to Grades 5 through 12 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). To register for an upcoming ISEE, visit the ISEE website here. Most testing sites have postponed ISEE testing at this time. Please contact an Admission Specialist for further information.

Lake Highland does accept international students. Please see the International FAQs section for more information. Our Admission Specialist and Primary Designated School Official (PDSO), Forrest White, is also available to speak with you regarding international admission. You can contact Forrest at fwhite@lhps.org or (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324.


Lake Highland requires a completed admission file prior to making an admission decision. Generally, transcripts, teacher recommendations, and standardized testing results are a few of the requirements, though requirements will vary slightly depending on which grade level you are applying for. Please see the Admission Checklist for more detailed information about admission requirements.
For applicants to PreKindergarten through 5th Grades, we require one recommendation from the homeroom teacher. For applicants to Grades 6-12, we require three recommendations: one from the current English teacher; one from the current Mathematics teacher; and one from the current Principal or Guidance Counselor. The recommendation forms are sent out via email through the online SchoolAdmin portal, which parents gain access to following an application to the school.
Lake Highland does make use of a waitpool. The waitpool, as opposed to a wait list, is not a ranked list but consists of a group of accepted applicants who have similar, strong qualifications. The opportunity Lake Highland has to admit students from its waitpool changes from year to year.
Lake Highland’s application process will conveniently allow you to track your application from beginning to end, including scheduling necessary appointments and submitting requested admission documents. If you have any questions, we are here to help every step of the way. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open September 1, 2019. Click here to apply!
We are still accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Please contact the Admission Office at (407) 206-1900 ext. 1.
Upper School applicants are required to complete an interview with the Admission Team as part of the admission process. At this time, we are able to conduct interviews by phone for all applicants. Interviews can be scheduled through the admission portal, following receipt of an application. Please contact Upper School Admission Specialist Forrest White at fwhite@lhps.org or at (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324 for further questions or concerns.
As part of the application process, we require the Florida health forms DH680 (proof of immunizations) and DH3040 (physical check-up). Students must have up-to-date physical and immunization forms on-file with the Clinic at all times.
Students must turn four (4) years old by September 1 of the year they enroll in our PreKindergarten program. In addition to meeting the admission requirements, PreKindergarten students must be toilet-trained.
Students must turn five (5) years old by September 1 of the year they enroll in our Kindergarten program.

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