Admission FAQs

It's important to us that you feel informed about our admissions process. Below are some answers to questions we often receive from parents.

If you have any other questions, please call our Admissions Director at 603-924-6908 ext. 30 or email 


What grades does the well school offer?

The Well School serves students in preschool (ages 3-4) through Grade 8.

Is there a deadline for Admissions?

No. The Well has a rolling admissions policy, meaning you can apply at any time during the year and expect to receive a decision shortly after your application is complete and your child has visited the school.

Where do Well School graduates go after 8th grade?

About half of our students who graduate from 8th Grade go on to private high schools and half attend local public high schools. We have a very personalized counseling process in the 8th Grade year to help students and their parents choose their next school as well navigate the application and transition processes. You can view our high school and college matriculation list here.

Does The Well School offer financial aid or tuition assistance?

Yes. In keeping with its desire to attract and maintain a diverse student body, The Well School offers a need-based financial aid program, though funding is limited. The aid is intended to support families with children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade who otherwise would not be able to meet the cost of attending The Well. (Financial aid is not available for the preschool years.) Financial need is determined by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid of Princeton, New Jersey. Unfortunately, The Well School does not have the resources to award financial aid to all who qualify. Therefore, the overall strength of a candidate's application is used as a criterion for distributing aid. Financial aid awards are made to those candidates who have successfully met the criteria for admission. To receive information, please call our Admissions Director at 603-924-6908 ext. 19 or email

Is The Well for gifted students?

The Well is a school for all students. Each individual possesses gifts unique to them, and our opportunity as educators is to find that gift and nurture it. At The Well, students are given the tools to become life-long learners and pursue their interests as individuals. We view each student as a whole child and celebrate what they each bring to the community.

Does the well offer Special Education for students with learning disabilities?

The Well does not have a traditional Special Education structure. We accept students based on the overall strength of their application. If we feel during the admissions process that we can provide an outstanding educational opportunity for your child, we may admit him/her into our program. If we discover challenges along the way, we have resources available to confront them.

is The Well a religious school?

We are not affiliated with any center of established religious traditions. Our central values include kindness, cooperation, respect for all life, love of nature, and the deep appreciation of one another as unique individuals.

what are the school hours?

The school day begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. for all students. Drop-off begins at 7:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday, the school day ends at 3:00 p.m. for all students. On Fridays the day is over is at 2:00 p.m. for all students. Upper School students stay until 3:20 p.m./2:20 p.m. to complete their campus jobs. For preschoolers enrolled in half days, pick-up is at 11:30 a.m.

After-school options (other than athletics and clubs) include the following:

  • For Preschool through 2nd grade students, Aftercare is available until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • For 3rd through 8th grade students, Study Hall is available Monday through Thursday until 5:00 p.m. and until 4:00 p.m. on Fridays. After their school work is complete, students may join Aftercare until 5:30 p.m.

We have six required Saturday School Days throughout the academic year:

  • Beach Day in September

  • Harvest Fest in October

  • Grandparents/Arts & Crafts Day in December

  • Literacy/Winter Fun Day in February

  • Science Fair in April

  • Children & the Arts festival in May

Is bus transportation available?

We currently offer bus service from Milford and Wilton. To inquire about this service, please contact Admissions at

Why can't I go to the well school?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by parents after they come for a visit. The answer is you can, by enrolling your children!